Priscilla Lopez

Priscilla Lopez

Priscilla Lopez is the Regional Director for the Orange County/Inland Empire Regional Small Business Development Center Network at CSU, Fullerton, serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She is also the State Chair for the California Small Business Development Centers. Ms. Lopez brings over fifteen years of experience in the areas of international business and economic development to the SBDC network. The network is made up of five service centers. The SBDCs are partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide one-on-one consulting, training for small businesses, access to capital and access to procurement opportunities. Prior to her position at CSU, Fullerton Ms. Lopez is the former President and CEO for the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Under Ms. Lopez’ leadership, the Chamber created and implemented new programs and services for small businesses in the areas of: micro-lending, financial literacy and procurement/supplier diversity.

Prior to her position at the Chamber, Ms. Lopez was the Program Manager at the Center for International Trade Development/California-Mexico Trade Assistance Center at Long Beach City College. Lopez assisted small businesses to go global.

Prior to her position at the CITD, Ms. Lopez was the International Sales & Marketing Manager for ASB Group – Billy”s (FRANCE) in Calais, France and London, England. Billy’s was a manufacturer of tortilla chips, salsas and dips, toffee popcorn and pretzels; Lopez was responsible for national sales and accounts with major retail supermarket chains throughout the U.K., Holland, Spain, Belgium and France.

Ms. Lopez is on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; is Co-Chair for the MIND Research Institute Diversity Council, Co-Founder and Co-Advisor for the Orange County Hispanic Youth Chamber of Commerce and the Student Advisor for the Latino Business Student Association at Cal State Fullerton. Lopez has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from CSU, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from CSU, Fresno.

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