Frank Lopez and Verna A. Greer Join ALPFA as Senior Vice-Presidents of Corporate Development
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ALPFA (pronounced “alpha”), the Association of Latino Professionals For America, selected both Frank Lopez and Verna A. Greer as Senior Vice Presidents of Corporate Development.
As a former president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation, and, during his tenure, also served as a dynamic service executive and as chief development strategist. Lopez was instrumental in establishing a variety of national partnerships among premier national businesses, trade associations and Fortune 500 corporations.
Earlier in his career, Lopez served as a program management executive within a major telecommunications company, focused on projects throughout Latin America. Prior to this role, Lopez was a senior management executive within the State of New York, where he led the development of more than 2,000 residential settings for underserved, disabled individuals in distressed communities. He also was part of Governor Cuomo’s team on the Minority and Women-Owned Businesses program, and has served on a number of philanthropic and social service governance boards.
Lopez has served on a number of philanthropic and social service governance boards, such as SourceAmerica, a congressionally created organization that manages and brokers over $2.5 billion in federal employment related contracts for a network of voluntary agencies across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Greer comes to ALPFA from the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), where, since 2009, she led its resource development as the senior director of corporate strategic alliances and national programming. At NABA, Greer generated more than 50 percent of the organization’s total revenue. She also developed numerous programs, including the Women of NABA Network workshops.
In her previous role, she enhanced the Leadership Institute, which enlists some of the country’s most renowned universities, such as Harvard and Georgetown, to provide specialized training to executives. Prior to that, Greer served as principal of ATC Services, Inc., as regional director for Accountants 4 Contracts (A4C) and as vice-president of Small Business, Mass Market Operations at Fleet Boston Financial.
Greer received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University with honors and her MBA from the Northeastern Graduate School of Business. She also earned her CFE from New York University and received a certificate from Georgetown University in Executive Leadership Development.
“We chose Frank and Verna because they both have a solid record of consistently delivering value to all stakeholders, while surpassing goals and expectations,” said Charlie Garcia, ALPFA’s CEO. “They have perfected the art of generating diverse funding sources to implement successful programs.”
Founded in 1972, ALPFA is one of largest and longest-standing Latino organizations. Its mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the American and global economy. With 23,000 members, in 42 professional and 130 student chapters across the United States, ALPFA, working with more than 400 diverse partners, provides networking and career opportunities, mentoring, and leadership development.