Chas Lopez joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs as the Chief Operating Officer in January 2022. His portfolio includes administration, facilities, finance, information technology, and human resources. Chas has a proven record of accomplishment designing, evaluating and improving operational processes in mission-driven organizations. His prior executive leadership includes strategic planning, business and operational transformation; inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility; advocacy; risk and emergency management; and employee and leadership development. Chas strives to be a leader who makes people feel seen, heard and appreciated.


  • JD, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • BS, University of Utah

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