Fawn Lopez is Publisher and Vice President of Modern Healthcare, a position she has held since February 2005. As the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, Modern Healthcare serves the needs of top healthcare executives by reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through a website, several e-newsletters, and a weekly print magazine, and by hosting a dozen annual events and conferences across the country. In her role as publisher, Ms. Lopez oversees the editorial, sales and marketing, digital, and audience development associates who together power the Modern Healthcare media brand.

Ms. Lopez came to Modern Healthcare as associate publisher in October 2001 after serving over two years at one of its sister publications, Crain’s Chicago Business. She served as national advertising director for this highly respected regional business publication from May 1999 until October 2001. During this time, Crain’s Chicago Business experienced record breaking growth.

Prior to joining Crain Communications Inc., Ms. Lopez served as advertising director of the Kansas City Business Journal in Kansas City, Missouri from 1986 until 1999.

Ms. Lopez received a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Missouri and participated in graduate studies at Webster University in Kansas City.

Currently, Ms. Lopez serves as board chair of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate and a member of the DePaul University-School of Communication Dean’s Advisory Board. Ms. Lopez is also a member of the Women of Impact in Healthcare, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, Executives Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago.

Fawn Lopez is the first-ever recipient of the Gertrude Crain Award, honored by ABM. She is also honored for her contributions to leadership and diversity by the Asian Health Care Leaders Association.