Juan  Lopez


Juan T. Lopez is president of Amistad Associates, a management-consulting firm that provides strategic planning, organizational and leadership development, managing diversity, team building, customer service training, group facilitation, interviewing, and research. In 1982, Juan began providing one of the first Latino Leadership programs to Fortune 50 companies. He has since worked with several renowned companies including PepsiCo as a member of their Global Diversity & Inclusion Governance Council. Juan is a co-founder of LLEAD, a premier, intensive, leadership program for Latinos in senior-level positions, and he co-created Diversity 2000, a national think tank that meets annually to work on compelling diversity issues. In addition, Mr. Lopez was the co-chair for three years of the National Diversity Conference. He also has been a member of the Collegium since 1993, a think tank of diversity pioneers. Juan is a co-author of: The Diversity Calling: Building Community One Story at a Time, published in 2012. He also is a co-author of a chapter: Leading for Diversity, in the ASTD Leadership Handbook (2010). Juan has his M.S.W. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, where he emphasized organizational planning/administration and community health services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and in Latin-American Studies from Sonoma State University. 

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