LORENA CHAMBERS, CEO of Chambers Lopez Strategies LLC, is the only Latina — and one of only two women — to have ever produced broadcast commercials for a U.S. presidential campaign. She is the media strategist for PowerPAC Georgia’s work to elect Stacey Abrams the next Governor of Georgia, and for Senate Majority PAC’s efforts to win back the U.S. Senate through a repeat performance of the Latino-fueled 2016 race in Nevada that elected Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto.
A top-tier political consultant, Chambers worked with Priorities USA for both its Presidential cycles, leading the CLS team in developing and producing award-wining television and radio advertisements. She led the development of advertising strategies for the President’s PAC (Priorities USA) and I.E. expenditures for SEIU and PFAW to deliver 71% of Latino voters and re-elect President Obama in 2012. Chambers has worked consistently to turn Virginia blue by driving the awakening of Virginia Hispanic voters: she is a Founding Member of the Democratic Latinos of Virginia (DLOV) and media consultant in the successful Gubernatorial races of Governors Northam, McAuliffe, Kaine, and Warner. In Nevada 2010, she produced devastating spots that contributed to the margin of victory for then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada over Sharon Angle.
Chambers was the lead strategist for the AFL-CIO’s civic engagement project to increase the number of Latino, women, and millennial voters for the 2016 elections. She includes AFSCME, the Center for Community Change, PowerPAC, and American Bridge in her roster of clients. As part of CLS’ social marketing activities, Chambers has designed media campaigns to close the underreporting of minority communities in the U.S. Census and to combat human trafficking in the Dominican Republic, and spearheaded counter-trafficking multi-media productions for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Stability Pact Anti-Trafficking Task Force of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria.
A graduate of UCLA and the University of Michigan, Chambers focused her graduate studies on the intersection of American history and feminist theory, focusing on the representation of Hispanics in advertising and entertainment. She taught in the Departments of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and in the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among other engagements, Chambers has appeared as a political analyst on CNN en Español, Univision, Telemundo, Perspectiva Nacional, and Destination Casa Blanca with Ray Suarez. She sits on the Board and on the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).