Sandra is a leader with impeccable experience in public affairs and marketing, having led a team of 25 Public Affairs managers for many years with a Fortune 500 company. Prior to working with Benchmark, she was on the officer team of the Mid-Tex Division for Atmos Energy as Director of Public Affairs. Her team was responsible for community leadership, media relations, crisis communications, government relations and PR needs to over 550 cities in Texas. The Dallas Business Journal honored her with the 25 Top Women to Watch Award.

Sandra was a corporate trainer for Enserch and TXU Corporations focusing on communications, leadership development and team building, graduating over 2500 employees. Sandra is a graduate of Texas A&M University Commerce, with a BS in Education and graduate work in Media and Technology. During her free time, Sandra enjoys travel, stained glass design, yoga and community volunteer work.