Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced the appointment of Liz Lopez as Vice President, Public Affairs. In this role, Lopez will be responsible for representing the company’s interests at the international, federal, and state levels, working cross-functionally with all aspects of the business, including serving as lead in government relations issues related to cannabis policies in the U.S.
“As the legislative environment continues to evolve, it is critical to Constellation’s long-term success that our voice is heard by decisionmakers on issues that matter to our business and to the communities where we live and work,” said Matt Stanton, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs. “We are pleased to welcome Liz to the Constellation Brands family. We will greatly benefit from Liz’s impressive depth of knowledge and proven track record of advancing business objectives with the House and Senate leadership, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, national community organizations, and many other key Washington, D.C., stakeholders.”
Based in Washington, D.C., Lopez joins the company with more than 15 years of experience, including multiple leadership roles, and has extensive background in public policy, regulatory, and governance. Lopez most recently served as In-House Counsel and Senior Director of Economic Development at YWCA USA. Widely recognized for her leadership and expertise by the likes of The Hill, Aspen Institute, and the Hispanic National Bar Association, Lopez is a founding member of the Diversity in Government Relations Coalition launched in January 2021 and served as the President of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association from 2019 to 2020.
Lopez earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
“I am excited to join the talented team at Constellation Brands and support its forward-looking vision,” said Lopez. “I look forward to developing and strengthening relationships with key decisionmakers and influencers, and working to ensure the issues that matter most to our business, our employees, and our communities are being discussed and considered.”
Source: Constellation Brands