Mr. Jorge Lopez, formerly the Director of Public Affairs for Unico Communications, began serving Rockdale County in the role on Feb. 15, 2017 after the Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved his appointment.
As Director of Community Affairs and Innovative Programming, Mr. Lopez oversees the County’s communications and branding efforts, major event planning, crisis communications, the website, media relations, all social media pages, and government access channel Rockdale 23.
Mr. Lopez began his career in local TV news after graduating from the University of Georgia. His first shot at TV with NBC in Atlanta led to his most recent reporting job with CBS in Augusta where he finished his tenure as the City Government Reporter. Currently, Mr. Lopez is the Public Affairs Director for Unico Communications, a full-service consulting firm serving diverse clients in multiple states.
Lopez also served as a public affairs consultant for America’s largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan, Inc., on a billion dollar expansion project. Lopez has a proven record of success in political, media, governmental, and public affairs. He is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism (B.S.) and minor in Religion; along with (A.A.) from the University of North Georgia.