Christopher Lopez

Manager of Emerging Professional Engagement, the Society for Human Resource Management

Lopez serves as a key leader for developing the next generation of HR leaders and preparing future leaders today for better workplaces tomorrow.



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Christopher Lopez is the Manager of Emerging Professional Engagement at SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM drives social and economic change in the workplace and fosters mutually beneficial work environments that serve both business and employees. In his role, Mr. Lopez serves as a key leader for developing the next generation of HR leaders through SHRM programming and plays a critical, strategic role in building relationships within SHRM and with affiliates to drive SHRM goals and objectives with these key stakeholders. Prior to his current role at SHRM, Mr. Lopez was the Manager of Executive Office Operations and the Special Assistant to SHRM’s CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Over the years, Mr. Lopez amassed a wealth of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit space. He served as the Operations Manager for TM2 Executive Search, an organization dedicated to capacity building at higher education institutions by identifying, preparing, and building the next generation of educational leaders. Immediately prior to joining TM2, Mr. Lopez joined the Fox Entertainment Group and the 20th Century Fox Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team, where he served and contributed to the foundational build of the company’s D&I initiatives.

Prior to his time at Fox Entertainment Group, Mr. Lopez served as the Program Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), a national organization supporting and representing nearly 300,000 students attending the country’s 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), medical schools, and law schools. He joined TMCF as the Education Policy Specialist and Executive Assistant to the President.

Mr. Lopez earned his Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Miami. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with honors from North Carolina Central University.


  • Emerging Leaders

  • The Next Generation of HR

  • Recruiting for the Next Generation of HR leaders