Miguel Lopez

Hispanic Resource Officer

First Community Bank

Little Rock

Age: 27

Miguel Lopez

While working at the Little Rock Regional Chamber as director of small business and entrepreneurship, Miguel Lopez was instrumental in connecting the Mexican Consulate with the chamber to develop programs introducing Hispanic entrepreneurs to financial and other potentially helpful institutions.

In 2018, Lopez stepped into his “dream job.” As Hispanic resource officer at First Community Bank, “I get to help the Hispanic community, my community, which is something that I’m most passionate about. I get to help them through financial literacy, establishing a strong banking partner,” which is essential for upward mobility and achieving the American dream.

And he gets to do this while advancing the interests and increasing the footprint of the $1.38 billion-asset bank.

Lopez, who was raised in Sherwood and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, also is active in local philanthropic efforts. He serves on the boards of Just Communities of Arkansas, Harmony Health Clinic and Goodwill of Arkansas Education Initiatives.

As for his professional ambitions, Lopez would like to stay in banking, now that he’s seen “the amazing, good work one can do, not only for oneself but also for the community and people.”