Accenture hires Rafael López as Managing Director

09 June 2017 2 min. read
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Accenture has expanded its Health & Public Service practice in North America with the recruitment of public service veteran Rafael López. He joins the firm as a Managing Director, from US Department of Health and Human Services, and is tasked with the development of strategy and offerings for the practice.

Prior to joining Accenture, Rafael López worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services for around two years, following more than five years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which is focused on supporting creating stable opportunities for children in the US. He was previously the President & CEO of charity The Family League of Baltimore City, a role he held for around one and a half years. Earlier in his career he worked for the City of Los Angeles Commission for Children as an Executive Director, for the City/County of San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families as a Deputy Director, for the Los Angles County Supervisor Gloria Molina as the Deputy for Health and Human Services, and at First 5 Santa Cruz County for five years, latterly as an Executive Director.

López holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Rafael Lopez - Accenture

López joins Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice in North America as a Managing Director. He brings extensive experience in a range of children related public services to the firm, and will be responsible for developing the firm’s offering and strategy in the child support, child welfare, public assistance and public health practices – with particular focus on government, education and nonprofit organisations clients.

Ryan Oakes, managing director of Accenture’s Public Health and Human Services practice in North America, said of the appointment, "Rafael López is focused on improving the lives of children and families in need and brings deep experience from serving local, state and national programs. He is dedicated to finding solutions to some of the toughest societal and community challenges, and our North American public-sector clients will gain from his vision, energy and commitment to improving lives and program effectiveness."

Commenting on his appointment, López said that he was “thrilled” to be joining Accenture’s team, which is dedicated to delivering transformative results at scale for the firm’s public sector clients and the children, youth and families served by the firm. He added that, “improving lives and solving our greatest challenges requires bold new strategies, technology and innovation, and I’m excited to support Accenture’s development of cutting-edge, cross-sector solutions.”