Olga Mireya López
Ms. López was born in Tijuana, Mexico and at the age of 9 years old her parents relocated to the diverse metropolis that is Los Angeles. She is the oldest of four children.
Ms. López has dedicated her professional career to public service. Over the last 22 years, she has worked in local government and the nation’s leading nonprofit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
Most recently, Ms. López has served the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for over 11 years. Today, she serves as Senior Representative in the Strategic Business and Construction Career Services unit within the Diversity & Economic Opportunity Department (DEOD). As a spokesperson for DEOD, she is responsible for hosting and participating in numerous outreach events where she aims to increase awareness of contract opportunities available through Metro. At these events, small business owners learn about vendor requirements, the certification process, contract opportunities, engage in networking with other small business owners and large contractors, and develop relationships with Metro.
The Small Business Workshop Series, How to do Business with Metro workshops, Meet the Buyers Program, and the Meet the Primes events are just a few of the programs that Ms. López is responsible for.
Ms. Lopez, however, began her career at Metro in Construction Relations. As the Construction Relations Manager leading the public outreach, stakeholder communication and construction impact mitigation programs on three major capital projects, she was the face of the project and maintained the quality control of public information related to construction activities.
Ms. López recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with her high school sweetheart who is a middle school math, science and art educator in the Los Angeles public education system. They have three amazing children. Their two oldest daughters are pursuing their college education in Nursing and Special Education. When Ms. López is not busy with work, she’s cheering on her 9 year old son in Little League baseball. He’s already promised to dedicate his first Dodgers game winning to his Mom!
Ms. López holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.