Proteus Hires MarComm Coordinator

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Lopez Valdivia Named Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Lopez will help tell the Proteus story about services provided to farmworkers


Des Moines, IA: Proteus, Inc. has hired Josefina Lopez Valdivia as the organization’s first marketing and communications coordinator. Lopez will be responsible for marketing and communications for the organization, including social media, external and internal communications, marketing and outreach, and media relations. To connect with Josefina for information and future stories, contact her at 515-348-6658 or

Josephenia Lopez is marketing communications coordinator for Proteus.

Josephenia Lopez Valdivia is marketing communications coordinator for Proteus.

“Josefina brings not only necessary experience working in marketing and communications, but a personal connection to agricultural workers that will be important as Proteus connects to our stakeholders,” says Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, CEO of Proteus. “We are thrilled to have Josefina join the Proteus team and look forward to her helping Proteus share stories about the important work we do and about farmworkers across Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana.”

Josefina Lopez Valdivia received her B.A in marketing management from The University of Iowa where she worked with the Hawkeye athletics, sports marketing team. Shortly after, she joined the Drake University admission team in Des Moines, Iowa.  She was born and raised in northwest Iowa. Josefina’s extended family comes from a small rural town in Jalisco, Mexico where her hardworking grandfather was a migrant worker who came to the U.S. His work allowed the family to later run a small produce market in their hometown and provide for the family.

“Although I did not get to meet my grandfather, I had other exposure to seasonal farmworkers lifestyles and challenges throughout my upbringing,” says Josefina Lopez Valdivia, Proteus marketing and communications coordinator. “I’m excited to join Proteus and work with this community in a new way!”


About Proteus, Inc.: Proteus is a multi-state 501c3 non-profit organization that provides services to farmworkers in Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana. The mission of Proteus is to provide agricultural workers and their families with affordable healthcare, education assistance, and job training. To learn more about Proteus, feel free to check out our website: