Vice President, Advisory Services
Eric Lopez is vice president, advisory services at Coqual. For more than ten years, Eric has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations in the Washington DC area to ensure fair and equitable access to resources and opportunities for historically underrepresented populations. He is an experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) champion who has collected and analyzed DE&I data to understand trends in the advancement of inclusion. Through his work, Eric supports the efforts of organizations that seek to ensure the voices of diverse stakeholders are heard.
Prior to joining Coqual, Eric was a Managing Analyst at Ballast Research where he led the analysis, development, and presentation of research-based consulting engagements meant to inform the investments and strategy of major corporations. Prior to that, he was the Director of Corporate Accountability at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) leading the organization’s Research Institute and their flagship project the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index. Eric is also the Founder and Principal of GlobeServe Consulting where he manages the analytical, fundraising, and event needs for nonprofit and for-profit clients.
Eric has utilized his research and communication skills to help propel the missions and work of nationally recognized organizations like the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), UnidosUS, and the Equal Rights Center (ERC). He has also served on several nonprofit boards including Be Free Global, Jai Bhim International, and Prospanica DC.
Eric received both his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, history, and psychology and his master’s degree in applied social science and policy analysis from Hofstra University in New York. He is also a recipient of a Fulbright research grant to Hungary which was awarded to him in 2008. Eric’s Fulbright focused on the discrimination of the Roma from public education institutions, the Decade of Roma Inclusion outcomes in Hungary, and parallels that could be drawn between the discrimination of the Roma and Post Brown v Board of Ed educational policy in the U.S.