CANYON, Texas—Laura Lopez, former vice president of The Coca Cola Company and current CEO of The Living Leadership Learning Institute, present a Distinguished Lecture presentation on “Excellence in Leadership and Entrepreneurship” last spring at West Texas A&M University.
Lopez, known as the ‘energizer bunny,’ is a sought-after inspirational and motivational Hispanic speaker. She is known as a performance strategist, leadership specialist and branding expert with more than 20 years of experience serving in top positions in the Fortune 100 corporate environment. She has been mentoring Fortune 100 business leaders across the country through seminars, workshops and trainings since the early 1980s.
She has won a leadership book award for her new book, The Connected and Committed Leader, which is a guide on achieving outstanding leadership results in the 21st century. She also regularly publishes management and leadership articles in Leadership Excellence. She has been featured for her business, leadership, and life coach experience on the Today Show, Fox News and Women Power Talk Radio. Business periodicals that have noted her stellar accomplishments include The Houston Chronicle, Latina Magazine, Long Beach Business Journal and the Central Valley Business Times.
Lopez is a native New Yorker and a first-generation Latina. She currently lives in Houston. She has an M.B.A. from The American Graduate School of International Business and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University. Lopez also has international business insights given her time in Spain, Mexico, France and Turkey. Because of her international experiences, she integrates and embraces diversity into her seminars and workshops.
The lecture was sponsored by the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series, WTAMU ALPFA (Association for Latino Professionals), and the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, assistant professor of business communication and decision management, serves as the faculty sponsor for the WTAMU Chapter of ALPFA.