Ramón López de AzuaRamón López de Azúa has experience in congressional and federal legislative and regulatory matters and has worked for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, D.C. and for the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

While born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. López de Azúa initiated his career in government working as a legislative analyst for the New Mexico State Senate. From there he moved to Washington DC where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for the now senior Senator from the State of New Mexico, Senator Tom Udall. He then served as Counsel for Intergovernmental and External Affairs for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration where he worked on a broad range of critical issue areas and gained an in-depth understanding of the Executive and Legislative level oversight and regulatory processes at both federal and state levels.

Mr. López de Azúa served as the Director of the Office of Federal Affairs for the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) under two different Governors. In that position he led for the PRDE the negotiations and implementation of two compliance agreements with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and supervised all federal grant management activities for all PRDE programs authorized pursuant to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. In 2013 he headed the effort for the PRDE that led to the USDE approval of the PRDE’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver request.

With well over a decade of experience in the public sector and in private practice, Mr. López de Azúa has been recognized as an effective leader who can make good things happen both in and outside of government.

Mr. López de Azúa obtained his Bachelor’s degree from The College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico and his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.