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Molera Alvarez Honors the Life of Ronnie Lopez

A third-generation Arizonan of Mexican-American descent, Ronnie was born on March 6, 1947, in the copper-mining town of Miami, AZ, and passed away on August 23, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ.  Ronnie’s political savvy led to his success as a business leader and entrepreneur. In 1987, he founded Phoenix International Consultants, a consulting company specializing in contract negotiations, and political and marketing strategies.

Ronnie Lopez was a high-profile community leader and advocate. His community activism and visionary leadership helped inspire the creation of community-based organizations like Valle del Sol and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). He served as a field representative for the Arizona Civil Rights Commission and later served as CPLC’s first president & CEO. He presided as Justice of the Peace in the West Phoenix Precinct in Maricopa County which led to Ronnie administering the oath of office to Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt. Ronnie served under Governor Babbitt for 10 years and ultimately became his Chief of Staff.  Most recently, Ronnie served on the Board of Directors of a Molera Alvarez client, CopperPoint Insurance Companies.

One of his favorite sayings was, “dime con quién andas, te dire quién eres. (tell me who you walk with, I’ll tell you who you are.)”  Ruben Alvarez and Jaime Molera were proud to know, become dear friends of Ronnie and his beautiful family, and walk with this great Arizonan.

May he Rest In Peace.

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