#LAM7 Awardees: And the winners are…

It is with great honor that we present the Awardees of LAM’s 2nd Annual Community Awards presented by Verizon. We are humbled by these individuals and are excited to have them be part of our growing community.

Gabriela Chavez-Lopez, Program Manager,  Koret Foundation


Program Manager, Koret Foundation

Gabriela is a dedicated philanthropy professional committed to supporting institutions that contribute to a vibrant and distinctive Bay Area, now and in the future. She has been involved in organizations and causes that speak to her deep-rooted passion for social justice since before she could even remember. Born and raised in California’s Central Valley, she is a Bay Area transplant by way of educational opportunity. A true New Mexican at heart and by family legacy, she is enamored with Latino culture. . Learn more.

Chandra	Lopez-Brooks, Commissioner, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls


Commissioner, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Chandra Lopez-Brooks is considered a rising star and leader in Santa Clara County, holding numerous positions on committees and boards throughout the Silicon-Valley. Mrs. Brooks has over 15 years of experience in community involvement, activism and advocacy for the most underserved and disenfranchised people in her community …. Learn more.

Luis Granados, Executive Director, Mission Economic Development Agency


Mission Economic Development Agency

MEDA is a community-based, local economic development agency located in the Mission District of San Francisco. For over 40 years, MEDA has worked to improve economic and social conditions in the neighborhood by stimulating investment, enhancing the business environment, and creating jobs for area residents. MEDA is committed to maintaining the cultural identity and resources of the Mission District. The mission of MEDA is to achieve economic justice for San Francisco’s low- to moderate-income Latino families through asset development. . Learn more.

Edward Torpoco, Senior Director & Legal Counsel, eBay


Senior Director & Legal Counsel, eBay

Edward Torpoco is a Senior Director & Legal Counsel at eBay Inc., in San Jose, California. As an attorney for the world’s leading e-commerce website, Mr. Torpoco has had a diverse in-house legal practice. During the past eight years, he has served as eBay’s Senior Commercial & Product Counsel, negotiating complex international commercial deals; eBay’s Senior Litigation Counsel, defending eBay and its family of companies in high stakes civil matters, both in the United States and in Europe. Learn more.

Angel Chavez, Vice President, Morgan Stanely


Vice President, Morgan Stanely

As a holder of the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Angel Chavez, Vice President, is the El Camino Group’s at Morgan Stanley, senior portfolio manager and financial planning specialist. After graduating from San Francisco State University with Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Finance, Angel went on to receive his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Golden Gate University. . Learn more.


Congratulations also to all of our finalists, you are all deserving of recognition!