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Dave Lopez
33rd "Secretary of State of Oklahoma
In office
March 27, 2017 – March 30, 2018
Governor "Mary Fallin
Preceded by Tod Wall (Acting)
Succeeded by "Jim Williamson
"Secretary of Commerce of Oklahoma
In office
July 16, 2013 – August 30, 2013
Governor "Mary Fallin
Preceded by Himself (Commerce and Tourism)
Succeeded by "Larry Parman
"Secretary of Commerce and Tourism of Oklahoma
In office
January 27, 2011 – July 16, 2013
Governor "Mary Fallin
Preceded by "Natalie Shirley
Succeeded by Himself (Commerce)
Deby Snodgrass (Tourism)
Director of the "Oklahoma Department of Commerce
In office
January 27, 2011 – December 1, 2012
Governor "Mary Fallin
Preceded by "Natalie Shirley
Succeeded by Jonna Kirschner
Personal details
Born (1951-06-03) June 3, 1951 (age 67)
"Las Cruces, New Mexico, "U.S.
Political party "Independent
Education "New Mexico State University, Las Cruces ("BA, "MA)

David Lopez (born June 3, 1951) is a former "American "telecommunications executive who served as the Oklahoma Secretary of State after having previously served as the "Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce under Republican "Governor of Oklahoma "Mary Fallin.

In March, 2017, Governor Fallin appointed Lopez as Secretary of State and he was confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate in May, 2017. In January, 2018, Lopez' duties were expanded and his title was changed to Secretary of State, Education and Workforce Development. He retained that title until resigning effective March 30, 2018.

Governor Fallin had previously named Lopez to serve as her "Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism in January, 2011. Lopez was appointed to serve in the dual role of both the Secretary of Commerce and Tourism as well as the Executive Director of the Department of Commerce. In 2013, Lopez's position was reorganized by separating Commerce agencies from Tourism agencies, retitling his position to simply "Secretary of Commerce".

Lopez resigned as Secretary of Commerce on August 26, 2013 effective August 30, 2013 after being named as the interim Superintendent of Schools for the Oklahoma City Public School District, succeeding Karl Springer.[1]


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Biography[edit]

Lopez current serves on the board of directors for BancFirst Corporation and for Hall Capital. Previous corporate boards on which Lopez has served include BOK Financial, American Fidelity Corporation and ITC Holdings. Non-profit boards on which Lopez serves are the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Oklahoma City.

Lopez received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from "New Mexico State University. He had a 22-year career with "SBC Communications, eventually rising to the position of President for the Oklahoma and completed his career as President of Texas for SBC, the predecessor company to AT&T. After retiring from SBC, he returned to Oklahoma where resumed his professional career as President of Downtown Oklahoma City Inc., (a non-profit corporation aimed at revitalizing Oklahoma City's downtown) and he later served as President of American Fidelity Foundation (a non-profit corporation in Oklahoma City that gives grants for economic development, education, human services, and art).

Lopez, a long-time advocate of public education, has served on the board of regents for the Texas Tech University System and on the board of trustees for Oklahoma City Community College. He has been honored with an honorary doctorate degree from Oklahoma Christian University and he was named to the Hall of Honor at Oklahoma City University.

Personal life[edit]

Lopez and his wife, Lana, reside in Oklahoma City and have five children and eight grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tod Wall
Acting
"Secretary of State of Oklahoma
2017–2018
Succeeded by
"Jim Williamson
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