Anna López joined IRE in August 2021. As director of partnerships, she leads efforts involving fundraising, sponsorships, fellowships and scholarships, business partnerships and related new initiatives. Before joining IRE, she served four years as program director for National League of Cities. Before that, she served twice as executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and also served as executive director of Unity: Journalists of Color.
She has 20 years of experience leading and fundraising for nonprofit organizations.