C.L. Lopez

Photo of C.L. Lopez C.L. Lopez has been the San Bernardino County Human Services Communications Officer since 2012, overseeing communications in nine social services departments in the largest geographic county in the United States. She is an adjunct professor of public relations at California Baptist University and is past president of the California Association of Public Information Officials. She is on the board of the PRSA Inland Empire Chapter.

Her team has had coverage from The Associated Press, Good Morning America, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, People, and The Huffington Post. Her team has received multiple NACo Achievement Awards, CAPIO Awards of Excellence and PRSA Polaris Awards. She has received training from the California Specialized Training Institute California Emergency Management Agency and is a graduate of CAPIO’s J. Lindsey Wolf PIO Institute. During her journalism career, she wrote for daily newspapers, served as president of the Society of Professional Journalists Inland Chapter, won awards from The Associated Press, and was a USC California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Public Relations from California Baptist University where she is completing a doctorate in public administration.

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