Rich Lopez

Rich Lopez is a Senior Vice President at Forbes Tate Partners with over 20 years of experience in both Federal and State politics. 

Rich specializes in Transportation issues and Hispanic Diversity.  In addition to working with the White House and Capitol Hill, he has extensive working knowledge of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Forbes Tate Partners, Rich was Director of Federal and Administration Affairs at General Motors. He specialized in Safety, Emerging Technologies, Defense Appropriations and Intellectual Property.  Rich was also GM’s Hispanic liaison in Washington, D.C. where he served on the Corporate Advisory Boards of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), UnidosUS and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).  Additionally, Rich is proud to be a founding Board Member of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA).

Before joining GM, Rich spent nine years at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, three years at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and two years on his own where he successfully built and managed his own fundraising firm.

Prior to these experiences Rich began his career working on statewide campaigns in Nevada and Texas, as well as working in and with the Texas State legislature.

Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a double minor in economics and Spanish from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Rich lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, two children and their rescue dog.