The President today announced his intention to nominate Antonio Lopez to be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (National Preparedness Directorate). He would succeed George Woloshyn.
Mr. Lopez most recently served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office in Washington, DC. Prior to this he served on the George Bush for President and Bush-Quayle 1988 campaigns. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Lopez was self-employed in Covington, TN, as an international business development consultant. He served as manager for business development, Latin America, for the Vollrath Co. in Sheboygan, WI, 1982 - 1985.
Mr. Lopez received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master of science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1982, retiring as a colonel. Among his many military decorations, Mr. Lopez was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 12 air medals. He is a Vietnam war veteran and flew 389 combat missions. He was born in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Lopez is married to the former Ruth B. Fryer. They have four children and four grandchildren.