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Joshua Lopez Joins Hispanic Contractors Assoc. Board of Directors

Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association, a 501c6 non-profit organization headquartered in the Nation's Capital, is proud to announce the selection of Joshua Lopez to the Board of Directors of our DC based business guild. Of Guatemalan heritage, Mr. Lopez is a product of the District public schools and attended UDC. He began his career in public service as an aide to Mayor Adrian Fenty and ran the operations for two successful District wide campaigns including Mayor Bowser's first run for Mayor. As one of the youngest persons ever to run for City Council, he was unsuccessful in his campaign for an At-Large position.
Nevertheless, Josh has excelled as an up and coming Developer/Advocate in DC. He is Founder and CEO at Olimpic Strategies, a digital media and business development firm and Lopez and Associates, a government relations firm based in Washington DC. As a liaison for artists, developers, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, Joshua’s experience affords him a unique view of the intersection of urban politics, development, entertainment and community. A Native Washingtonian, Joshua is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and has served many roles including ANC commissioner, mayoral appointee to various boards and commissions, and political strategist for local and national campaigns. 
We know Josh for the many good works he does within our small business community. He demonstrated his commitment on behalf of Latino owned construction firms during his brief tenure on the Housing Authority Board and again with his work on behalf of various important general contractors including Keystone Plus, the company of our Board Chair, Carlos Perdomo. Here is what Carlos has to say about him:

"Joshua Lopez has been a community based advocate for our small businesses for a very long time now. We look forward to creating a stronger, more prosperous Hispanic Contractors Association with him on our Board and sharing opportunities to create a broader based, more skilled, prosperous and sophisticated construction community. He is one of us. We have seen him grow and mature in our community. Having Joshua on our Board of Directors will enhance and improve our members standing and increase their opportunities. We enthusiastically welcome him to our business guild. Hopefully this will be a long and fruitful collaboration."

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