Shine Board Member Profile: Adrienne Lopez
As part of an ongoing series, we want to introduce you to the Shine Global family and especially our outstanding and hard working board members who help move Shine forward.
Name: Adrienne Lopez
Joined Shine Board of Directors: 2011 (previously on Advisory Board)
Title: Senior VP, Smith Entertainment
Current Role at Shine: Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Content Committee
Adrienne is a veteran television producer and talent executive with credits on talk shows that include Phil Donahue, and Joan Lunden and she previously served as a television executive at Nickelodeon, BET, and HLN. She is currently Senior VP of Kenny Smiths Production Company in partnership with ITV America as well as a documentary film producer on two Nickelodeon docs, Little Ballers 1 and 2. Adrienne also produced one of the segments on Shine’s upcoming digital project. As a mother and now a grandmother, kids and their well being are important to her.
Why did you join Shine’s board and why have you stayed on for several years?
I joined Shine because I believe in what Albie and Sue believe in. I’ve been blown away by the work and like contributing to a very necessary cause – films about children in peril.
What’s a favorite Shine moment for you?
Waiting for the Oscar to be called for Inocente. I felt I was there and we all went up and accepted it, virtually.
How do you use your specific skill set in your work as a Shine board member?
I am very proud to say I’ve produced a short segment for Shine about a topic I feel strongly about. I think that knowledge of film and the love of film drive me to continue to support and give my time to continuing to build this organization.
What is a Shine challenge that you feel supporters should know about?
I want to win the lotto so I can get on the board of Governors and allow Shine to make whatever films we want and like! I also want to identify some large donors who can help us realize our dream of having a library of films dedicated to the cause of helping children.
Anything else you want to say?
It would be great if I could work with Shine full-time. I love this organization and the people who are on the board and the supporters. It’s meaningful to me to be able to use my resources which include, directors, producers, and talent to contribute to this cause.
See the full list of Shine’s Board of Directors Members and Board of Governors Members here and read the profiles of board members Dario Spina here, Keith Brown here, Kay Sarlin Wright here, Marilyn DeLuca here, Al Cattabiani here, Bill MacArthur here, Don Melnick here, Robert Baker here, and Anne Prost here.