Liz Lopez
Liz Lopez

Liz Lopez has been named VP-public affairs at Constellation Brands, the $8.4B alcohol and cannabis company via its nearly 40 percent stake in Canada’s Canopy Growth.

She will be responsible for the Victor, NY-based company’s federal, state and global interests as well as dealing with issues related to US policies regarding cannabis matters.

Lopez joins Constellation from the YMCA, where she served as in-house counsel and senior director for economic development.

Earlier, she was managing director at Nexus Consulting and executive VP-public policy at the Opportunity Finance Network.

Matt Stanton, senior VP-PA, said Constellation will benefit from Lopez’s “proven track record of advancing business objectives with the House and Senate leadership, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, national community organizations, and many other key Washington stakeholders.”

Constellation markets Corona, Modelo, Pacifico (beers), Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Meiomi (wines) and SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.