By Tim O’Shei
They are part of the next generation of leaders in the Buffalo Niagara region, occupying leading positions in healthcare, banking, development and manufacturing as the local economy accelerates its transition from the old economy. to the news. Some are new to the area, bringing with them an infusion of new ideas. Others are indigenous people, with a strong sense of the region’s past and its long struggles. Each of these promising leaders is able to help influence the direction of the Buffalo Niagara region. Here is one; Click here to see the rest.
A dozen years ago, when Lauren Lopez was just graduating from the University of Buffalo’s MBA program, she joined the ranks of management education at Rich Products Corp. The Queens native thought her stay was temporary, but she has continued to raise the hierarchy. Lopez has developed expertise in marketing desserts and working with many of the food manufacturer’s largest clients.
Lopez, now vice president of desserts at food company Buffalo, never gave up because Rich’s provided what she wanted: the opportunity to be a leader.
“It’s almost like a partnership,” said Lopez, who oversees a team of 11 people and a portfolio of nearly 1,000 desserts, from cookies to cheesecakes. “I deliver results and I communicate, very clearly, about my professional aspirations, which we joke about a bit.”