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Lopez Recognized During Hispanic Heritage Month

by on October 17, 2017
Omar Lopez was one of several community leaders recognized by local the chapter of the American GI Forum for making a positive impact in the community.

(Story by Frank Espinoza)

Omar Lopez, AEP Texas communications manager, will be touring the streets of Corpus Christi during the month of October to raise awareness of past, present and future Hispanic leaders.

Actually, the image of Lopez featured on the side of a Regional Transit Authority bus will be traveling the city. The image was unveiled recently during a local Spanish television program as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Lopez, an active member of the Corpus Christi business community, was one of several community leaders recognized by local the chapter of the American GI Forum, a Hispanic veterans and civil rights organization for making a positive impact in the community.

Patsy Vasquez-Cortes, national chairwoman of the American GI Forum, said the selection was based on the theme, Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders.

“This effort will raise awareness of leaders who have paved the way for Hispanics,” said Vasquez-Cortes. “It also will illustrate to children how they can make a difference.”

Julio Reyes, AEP Texas vice president of External Affairs, said the recognition is well deserved. Reyes was recognized in the same way last year.

“Omar is an extremely engaged leader in our community and is worthy of this honor,” said Reyes. “I commend him for his achievements because he demonstrates positive leadership and represents AEP Texas well.”

When asked how it felt to see his image on public display, Lopez said it feels a bit odd although at the same time, he feels honored.

“It’s a bit surreal to see my face on the bus,” he said. “But then again, it’s an honor because I know the image on the bus represents my mother and father, my teachers, and the many other great people who have influenced and shaped me.”

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