Molly Lopez, MS, CAE

Senior Consultant


Molly is a business development leader who assists organizations to define the challenges they face and puts them on track for success.

Prior to joining BG in 2020, she retired from a 30-year career in association management. Molly owned an accredited association management company, specializing in organization transformation of trade associations and professional societies. As president, she ensured client retention, and empowered high-functioning teams. Molly served as an executive director, strategist, member advocate, and events professional for national and state associations. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and earned her M.S. and B.A. from Iowa State University.

Molly is an active community leader. Recognitions include Inspiring Women of Iowa – Character Finalist, Women of Worth Cover Story, Catch Des Moines’ National Events Champion, Central Iowa - Forty Under Forty, and the National Rural Economic Developers Association President’s Award.

But what brings her more joy than titles and awards, is her faith, servant leadership with her husband Dan in their ministry, her kids and three grandkids, and an appreciation of the people who impact each chapter in her life’s journey. Onward and upward!


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