Juan Jose Lopez

Principal & Owner at López Consulting Services

Juan José López is originally from San Antonio, Texas and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Juan José has been the Executive Director of Briarpatch (a homeless and runaway youth center/shelter in Dane County), and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County; worked as an aide to Wisconsin Governor Anthony S. Earl; worked as a Policy & Planning Analyst for the Office of the Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager; and was Section Chief in the Bureau of Job Service (BJS) in the Division of Employment & Training (DET) of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). 

Juan José López has held many positions with a variety of community-based organizations. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors of United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), the largest Latino/Hispanic run organization in Wisconsin. Mr. Lopez is also a founding member, board member and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County (LCC). In addition, Mr. Lopez is a member of the Rotary Club of Madison and former member of their Rotary Foundation; was a member and Vice President of the Wisconsin Migrant Coalition; and is a member and Co-Chairperson of the Youth Committee for the KIDS Fund of The Capital Times Newspaper. 

Lopez is a founding member of the Latino Professionals of Greater Madison (LPA) and serves as an advisor to the group. Mr. López has also served as President of Nuestro Mundo Community School Inc. and is a member of the executive board of the Latino Support Network (LaSup) in Dane County, which he founded along with others in the community. He was elected and served 12 years as a member of the Board of Education of the Madison Metropolitan School District from 1994 to 2006. He has also served on a number of hiring panels for local, state, federal, and school districts in Wisconsin. Juan José has retired from his position with the State of Wisconsin, and has formed a consulting business, López Consulting. In addition to providing consulting services, Juan José mentors several young people and is a leading advocate on Latino/Hispanic issues in Wisconsin.