Sacramento Hispanic Chamber Elects Tony Lopez as Chair of the Board of Directors | Business
The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced today that Tony Lopez, a vice president at PRIDE Industries, has been elected Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for the next year.
Mr. Lopez, 35, has worked for PRIDE for 15 years, currently serving as Vice President of Operations, where he leads the organization’s $45 million manufacturing and logistics division and is responsible for both profitability and operational excellence for the organization’s distribution, fulfillment, supply chain and electronics manufacturing business units. He oversees a workforce of 450, including 240 people with disabilities.
“I am honored to lead this dynamic organization that is dedicated to serving and advancing the Latino community in the Greater Sacramento region,” Mr. Lopez said. “We have a terrific board that is focused on serving our membership and giving back to our community.”
The board also elected Geneve Villacres of Pacific Gas & Electric as Vice Chair and appointed four new members to the Board. They are:
- Todd Sorensen, Senior Vice President, Five Star Bank
- Joe Esparza, President, All-Cal Insurance Agency
- Edgar Sanchez, Realtor, Edgar Sanchez Real Estate
- Veronica Delgado, Vera / Con Public Relations
Mr. Lopez succeeds Fred Millar as chair. Mr. Millar served for the last two years, leading the organization as it recruited a new Chief Executive Officer and a number of new board members.
“I am delighted that Tony Lopez will be leading the Hispanic Chamber,” Mr. Millar said. “We have had a great year as we celebrated our 40th anniversary and worked to increase our membership and our services to members. Tony is a great choice to lead our organization to the next level in service to our members and our community.”
Mr. Lopez has served on the Chamber’s board and its finance committee. In addition, he serves on the Wheatland Union High School District Site Council and is a supporter of a number of charitable organizations, including WEAVE and the Ronald McDonald House. He attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga and Sacramento State, where he studied business.
About the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
The mission of the SHCC is to maximize members’ business success through networking, advocacy and education. Founded in 1972, the chamber has worked tirelessly to promote business, industry, commerce and culture within the Sacramento region and to enhance relationships between Latino businesses and the community. Today, with a membership of approximately 600, the chamber is still committed to the same goals set forth 39 years ago. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.sachcc.org or call 916-486-7700.