Ronnie Lopez. Political Consultant

Ronnie Lopez was born in Miami, Arizona on March 6, 1947. He married his spouse Angie. They had two sons, Paul Jesus and Marcos Antonio.

Professional experience: President of Phoenix International Consultants, an Arizona corporation involved in consulting clients in the areas of contract negotiation, political, and marketing strategies.

Mr. Ronnie Lopez for many years actively participated in political endeavors. Among these endeavors were the following: He served as field representative of the Arizona Civil Rights Commission, and later he worked as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa. He presided as Justice of the Peace, West Phoenix Precinct, Maricopa County. Ronnie Lopez then involved himself in the political agenda of Governor Bruce Babbitt. Lopez performed as Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to Governor Babbitt. At the national level, Ronnie


Lopez assisted the Mondale for President campaign; he served as national deputy campaign manager. Again, Lopez involved himself actively in another presidential campaign to help the Babbitt for President Campaign by serving as national treasurer for Bruce Babbitt. Lopez had the honor of administering the oath of office to Governor Bruce Babbitt twice; once, when Babbitt as Attorney General succeeded to the office vacated upon the death of Governor Wesley Bolin, and again on March 3, 1993 in Washington, D.C. when Babbitt became Secretary of Interior.

Mr. Ronnie Lopez carried out the position of Finance Chair for Ed Pastor's Arizona Congressional Campaign. Lopez continued active in the following political endeavors: The Chairman of Paul Johnson for Governor Committee, National Democratic Business Council member, and Arizona Clinton-Gore Committee member.

Mr. Ronnie Lopez served on numerous boards and commissions, among them the following: Bank of America, Arizona Director; Chairman of the Compensation Committee and board member, Southwest Student Loan Services Corporation; Arizona Student Loan Finance Corporation, board member; Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; and Senior Advisor to the President of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on policy and business development.

Ronnie Lopez was selected "Executive of the Year" by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1999, and received numerous citations and awards. One of his first awards was when the Phoenix Jaycees for community service voted him one of "Three Outstanding Young Men of Phoenix" in 1975.