Vanessa Lopez Aguilera has been elected President of the Indiana Latino Expo Board of Directors. Vanessa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She moved to the United States at the age of 8 and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her B.A. in Spanish /Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, and her law degree in 2003 at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, Indianapolis. Vanessa opened her own law office, López Law Office P.C. in January 2008 in Indianapolis.
Ms. Lopez has been actively involved with local community boards/professional associations, including the following: Board of Directors, La Plaza; Board Member, Hispanic Business Council; Board Member, Indianapolis Bar Foundation; Advisory Board, Eiteljorg Museum; Participant, Bar Leader Series; Latino Affairs Committee for the Indiana State Bar Association; Board of Directors, Legacy House; Diversity Task Force, Indiana Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association member; American Bar Association member; NAWBO member; American Inns of Court; Board of Directors, SADCO (Friends of Colombia); IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors; Executive Committee, IBA Family Law Section; Board of Trustee Indianapolis Public Library, Board member ACLU; Board Member for the Girls Scouts of Central Indiana, and most recently named President of the Indiana Latino Expo.
“We are extremely excited to have Vanessa leading the organization for the next 2 years and to work alongside her, Vanessa’s experience and deep affection for the community will contribute to the growth and recognition of the Indiana Latino Expo”, said Marco Dominguez, Immediate Past President
Vanessa will share responsibilities with Maria Luisa Tishner and Susana Duarte de Suarez 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents respectively, Pamela Gemmer as Secretary and Andy Niño as Treasurer.
The Indiana Latino Expo “ILE” is a nonprofit organization with statewide vision and outreach. ILE represents a platform of opportunities for the Latino community, designed to reach their full potential by creating awareness and promoting the economic development of business and employment, driving cultural infusion, supporting opportunities for education, and providing support in health and wellness for the purpose of improving the quality of life for Latinos in Indiana.
Vanessa Lopez is a skilled family law and divorce attorney with many years of experience, providing a wide range of legal services, including divorce, paternity actions, child custody, child support disputes, domestic violence, wills, guardianship proceedings, and step parent or second parent adoption. She serves members of both the Spanish and English-speaking communities in Indianapolis and throughout the State of Indiana.