President / CEO, South Florida Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce
Liliam M. López is the founder of the South Florida HispanicChamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Foundation serving as President/CEO of both organizations since 1994. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science from St. Thomas University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Miami.
Through her leadership, the SFLHCC has become one of the most important and influential Hispanic chambers of the U.S. with over 1,450 members. She is charged with planning and coordinating over 25 chamber events annually for the membership of the organization with the objective of providing opportunities for businesses to connect, build and establish relationships. She works with the leadership of the organization and coordinates, develops and implements chamber committees’ objectives. Currently, there are eight active committees in the organization that provide insight and support to chamber members of different industries.
Lopez is a Governing Board Member of Larkin Charter School for Health Sciences; serves on the Board Member of the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Board Member of the Small/Micro and Minority/Women Business Owned Enterprise of Miami Dade County Public Schools, the Advisory Council of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the City of Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women, the Advisory Board of Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami and serves on the President’s Council for Florida International University (FIU). She served on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Regional Economic Information Network (REIN) as the only Hispanic woman on that board. She is a past board member of the Alliance for Aging, past board member of WLRN and former Chair of the Hispanic Affairs Committee for the City of Miami Beach.
Lopez is married to architect, Alfredo C. Sanchez, and they have a 19- year old daughter attending University of Miami’s School of Engineering
President/CEO, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce