C.L. Lopez is the Human Services Communications Officer, County of San Bernardino, the largest geographic county in the United States. She oversees communication for ten human services departments (including Aging and Adult Services, Behavioral Health, Child Support Services, Children and Family Services, Children's Network, Preschool Services, Public Health, Transitional Assistance and Veterans Affairs).
Lopez has focused on advancing her county's use of technology, social media presence and media outreach. She is currently a CAPIO member, enrolled in the J. Lindsey Wolf PIO Institute and will be presenting at the annual conference. She joined the County of San Bernardino in 2008 as the media specialist for the Department of Child Support Services. She was a scholarship chair, vice president and two-term President of the Inland Southern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Her work garnered accolades from the Associated Press News Executive Council and Society of Professional Journalists. During her journalism career, she interned for the Press-Enterprise and Los Angeles Times Community newspapers, worked at the Redlands Daily Facts and Desert Sun newspapers and was a 2005 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow.