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Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

As an accomplished sales executive, with more than 15 years of experience, Emmanuel has driven top-performing sales teams to capture market share and achieve substantial revenue growth. Emmanuel possesses a wide range of knowledge and assets that have allowed him to contribute towards the success of major companies. Emmanuel’s expertise lies in successfully developing and implementing effective sales strategies, directing go-to-market campaigns, and leveraging his network from his many years as the Director of Membership and Member Engagement of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Emmanuel Lopez was formerly the National Director of Strategy & Development for BetterWorld Technology before joining HACE. BetterWorld Technology is a founding B Corp member that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, and legal accountability to balance profits and purpose. Through Emmanuel’s work, he helped businesses and nonprofits nationwide connect and collaborate securely with IT solutions.

 His incredibly supportive family has had a huge impact on him growing up and helped lay the foundation for the man Emmanuel has grown to become. As a stage-four cancer survivor, he is passionate about giving back and currently serves on the Associate Board of the Gateway for Cancer Research and volunteers as a Mentor with Imerman Angels to provide one-on-on cancer support for those currently undergoing treatment. He is also the President of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Club of Chicago where he raises scholarship funds for Chicagoland students to attend the University of Oklahoma.

Most recently Emmanuel was recognized as “Chicago Latinos 40 under 40” in 2020 by Negocios Now. He was also featured as The Face of Chicago Business in February 2020 As a former collegiate and semi pro athlete he enjoys all things sports related in his free time. Especially gaining new gray hairs on the golf course.