Danny Lopez Bio

Danny Lopez currently serves as Chairman of the newly-created Governor’s Workforce Cabinet under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Since the beginning of the Holcomb administration last January, he has served as the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff and previously was then-Lieutenant Governor Holcomb’s Chief of Staff under the previous administration.

Danny began his work in politics, advocacy, and government in 2004 as managing partner of Capitol Gains, Corp., a political consulting and Spanish-language media relations firm with a client portfolio ranging from national and international candidates to domestic and multi-national corporations. In 2008, Danny and his wife, Sofia, moved to Indiana, and he has since held several positions in various governmental organizations.

These include:

  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
  • Chief of Staff, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb
  • State Director, United States Senator Dan Coats
  • Special Assistant, Indiana Governor Mike Pence
  • Deputy Director, State of Indiana Civil Rights Commission
  • Executive Director, State of Indiana Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Director of Legislation/Director of Communications, City of Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan

Outside the office, Danny is engaged with a number of different private and public organizations serving a true cross-section of Hoosiers. He was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious Forty Under 40 list for 2016 and has previously served on a number of boards, including the State of Indiana Charter School Board, the City of Bloomington Economic Development Commission, the Christamore House in Haughville, and the Alumni Association of Belen Jesuit Schools of Miami and Havana. He also participated as a Subcommittee Co-Chair for the 2012 Super Bowl Committee.

Danny is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Program Class XXXIX and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Leadership Indianapolis, Conexus Indiana, VisitIndy, and the Boy Scouts of Central Indiana.

Danny and Sofia have two children, Daniel Victor and Alexandra Sofia. Sofia is a professor at Butler University in the area of Communications Sciences and Disorders after having completed a Post-Doctoral fellow at Purdue University, researching communications disorders in bilingual, native Spanish-speaking children. She completed her Doctoral and Masters degrees at Indiana University.