Guillermo Lopez, Jr. is a first-generation Puerto Rican born and raised in Bethlehem, Pa. He is married to Isabel Lopez for over 48 years. They have two children, Amy Marie 47, Daniel 39, 2 grandchildren, Audrey Joyce Perando 8, Elliott Ray Perando 4. Guillermo has been honing his skills as a leader and facilitator in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging spaces for over 30 years. He studied and trained for 5 years at the National Coalition Building Institute and when he retired from his 27 years as a Millwright in Bethlehem Steel Company, he became a full-time senior trainer for NCBI. His workplace experience is the basis for the training he leads. He has extensive experience working within communities and organizations to build trust, create opportunities for collaboration, and strengthen relationships across differences.
Guillermo has trained and consulted with over 20 universities and 31 communities in 14 different states and 2 different continents. Some of his work includes 12 police departments with over 1,400 police officers and 8 school districts. He was one of seven selected from over 10,000 consultants as a Delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference on Ending Racism, Xenophobia, and other Intolerances in Durban, South Africa. He is the director of a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) LatinX Affinity Group and the Co-Director of the NCBI Law Enforcement and Community Trust Building Program. In addition to his work with US2 Consulting, he is also a Senior Partner and co-founder at Intersekt Alliance, Faces International, and Good People Solutions. He is the proud recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Golden Latin Awards of Lehigh Valley.