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Melissa Lopez

Melissa Lopez currently serves as the CEO of Positive Adventures and CEO and Co-Founder of Onyx Offsites & Trainings. Since joining the team in February 2020, her background expertise in the digital space as well as her executive leadership skills have proved crucial, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lopez was able to successfully pivot the company’s team building programs into the virtual space, and within less than two months, Positive Adventures was successfully offering virtual team building and training programs on a global basis to corporations and schools. It was during this time that Lopez, alongside the original Positive Adventures Founder Ryan Shortill and Co-Founder Jered Cherry, recognized the need to adjust to accommodate a new set of challenges for the global workforce. This realization was the launching pad for Onyx, a new company that elevated Positive Adventure’s existing portfolio of programs for companies on a global basis. Lopez continues to be the driving force behind Onyx, playing an instrumental role in growing the brand and providing resources for corporations of all sizes. Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities with PA and Onyx, Lopez is also a leading figure in the San Diego advertising and marketing community. She has been recognized by her industry peers as a recipient of multiple awards including “2016 CEO of the Year” from the San Diego Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), and as a finalist for Woman of The Year 2016 and 2021 by San Diego Magazine, in recognition for her dedication to entrepreneurship, charity work & leadership within the San Diego community.

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