Hector A. “Tico” Perez was named National Commissioner at the 2008 BSA National Meeting. Perez has served on the National OA Committee for many years, but is the first member to simultaneously serve in a National Key Three position.
Tico Perez is an attorney and consultant in private practice; he is also a political analyst for the local NBC and Telemundo affiliates, as well as a talk-radio host for the Cox Radio affiliate and the ESPN en Español affiliate in Orlando, Florida. Perez is past president of the BSA’s Central Florida Council, SR-4, and Southern Region. He serves as vice chairman of the National OA Committee and is a member of the Hispanic Initiatives Task Force.
For his distinguished service to Scouting, Perez has received the Silver Buffalo Award, the Silver Antelope Award, the Silver Beaver Award, the Order of the Arrow’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA), and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Perez has also been awarded the Whitney M. Young and Vale la Pena awards for service to the African American and Hispanic Scouting communities, respectively.
In Florida, Perez serves as a member of the State University System Board of Governors, where he chairs the Budget and Finance Committee. He has led the boards of directors of the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Utilities Commission, United Arts of Central Florida, and University of Central Florida Alumni Association, to name a few. Florida Trend magazine named him one of the state’s most influential leaders.
Tico and his wife, Donna, reside in Orlando.