Efrain Lopez

Director - US Coast Guard and Sustainable Management Solutions

Mr. Efraín López DM(c) is a military veteran who has proudly served as an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for approximately ten years and continues to serve as a USCG Civilian and Reservist. During his military career, he was assigned as an Operations Specialist in a variety of places, to include, Sector Miami, FL, NAS Jacksonville, FL, Alexandria, TX (Hurricane Katrina), Kuwait (Naval Coastal Warfare 26), Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (3 tours), Panama City, Panama (2 tours), Key West, FL (JIATF-S), and San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a USCG Civilian, he served as the Waterways Management Specialist for Sector San Juan, responsible for all Federal waters in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mr. López currently serves as a Marine Transportation Specialist in the Office of Environmental and Operating Standards at USCG Headquarters, Washington, DC where he is responsible for the Work Management System (a sustainability tool utilizing Microsoft SharePoint) and is the official Liaison in between the USCG and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Moreover, Mr. López also serves as a member of the National Environmental Protection Act Warrant Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, and leads the Work Management Systems Workgroup. Mr. López is also a USCG Reservist who has served in USCG Sector Miami, Sector San Juan, and will be transferring soon to Sector Delaware Bay where he will continue to share his expertise as an Operations Specialist.

Mr. López is also the proud owner of Sustainable Management Solutions LLC, (SMS LLC), a sustainability management consulting firm with the fundamental principle to provide superior services that significantly enhance sustainable management while delivering change management solutions to small-to-medium enterprises (SME), and major corporations. SMS, LLC is based out of the metropolitan area of Cataño, Puerto Rico and will be soon opening a branch office in Washington, DC. Mr. López is currently consulting on a project to provide waste-to-energy solutions to the island of Puerto Rico, after the passing of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria in August-September 2017.

Mr. López is also completing a Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability from Colorado Tech in Colorado Springs. His dissertation is focused on exploring the issues of freshwater management and water scarcity in Puerto Rico. Mr. López is married to his high school sweetheart Rosmari and is the father of his beloved son Franco Marcel.