Fawn Lopez

Publisher Emeritus, Modern Healthcare

As of January 2023, Fawn Lopez holds the distinguished title of Publisher Emeritus of Modern Healthcare, having previously served as Publisher and corporate vice president from 2005 – 2022. As the foremost source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, Modern Healthcare serves the needs of top healthcare executives by delivering timely coverage of significant healthcare events and trends through various channels, including its website, e-newsletters, mobile app, and print magazine. Additionally, Modern Healthcare hosts a dozen annual events and conferences across the nation.

In her role as publisher, Ms. Lopez provided leadership to editorial, sales and marketing, digital, and audience development associates, collectively driving the success of the Modern Healthcare media brand.

Ms. Lopez joined Modern Healthcare as Associate Publisher in October 2001 after contributing to one of its sister publications, Crain’s Chicago Business. She served as the National Advertising Sales Director for this esteemed regional business brand from May 1999 until October 2001, during a period of record-breaking growth. Prior to her tenure at Crain Communications Inc., Ms. Lopez held the position of Advertising Sales Director at the Kansas City Business Journal from 1986 to 1999.

Notably, Ms. Lopez is the first-ever recipient Gertrude Crain Award, bestowed by ABM, the Association of Business Information & Media Companies of SIIA. She is also recognized and honored for her contributions to leadership and diversity in healthcare by the Asian Health Care Leaders Association.

Ms. Lopez has a passion for fostering and driving diversity, equity, and inclusion, not only in her organization, but also throughout the healthcare industry. Moreover, she embraces her role as a champion and an advocate for advancing health equity for all.

Currently, Ms. Lopez holds a board position in two privately held companies, SourceOne Global Partners and Geocann and serves as a strategic advisor to Marvin. In addition, she is an active member of the Dean Advisory Council for DePaul University and Health Alliance. She is also a member of Women of Impact: Leaders in Health and Healthcare. Ms. Lopez is a fellow of The Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

Ms. Lopez earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on Marketing from the University of Missouri. Additionally, she pursued graduate studies at Webster University in Kansas City.