- Adjunct Professor
Employer: US-China Business Council
Title: Director of Communications
Social Media Handles: @LesleyJLopez (Twitter)
Lesley Lopez is a public affairs professional with experience on Capitol Hill, campaigns, C-Suites and newsrooms. Ms. Lopez is currently the head of global communications for the US-China Business Council and oversees the production of the magazine China Business Review and China Market Intelligence.
Most recently, she served as the Director of Communications for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the official party organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats.
Previously, Ms. Lopez served as Communications Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the group of 27 Hispanic Members of the House and Senate, dedicated to voicing issues that affect Hispanics in the U.S and Puerto Rico, such as education, healthcare and voting rights. Ms. Lopez also worked as the Director of Surrogate Communication at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where she collaborated with Obama for America to book media interviews for 100 high-profile surrogates.
Prior to her political career, Ms. Lopez was a journalist for nearly a decade, including stints with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, BBC, CNN, America's Most Wanted and Eurovision.
Currently, Ms. Lopez serves on the national board of YWCA USA, one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families.
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., The University of California, San Diego
Advanced Writing for Communication Professionals