Hector “Tico” Perez is the first Arrowman serving on the National OA Committee to also hold one of the National “Key Three” positions (Chief Scout Executive, National President and National Commissioner)by becoming National Commissioner. Tico is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member from Tipisa Lodge, Orlando, Florida where he has also served as Council President of Central Florida Council. He has received the Silver Beaver Award, the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Buffalo Award (2007).
In 2003 Tico Perez was appointed to the National OA Committee where he currently serves as Vice Chairman and lead of the Membership and Joint BSA Programs Sub-Committee. Tico received the Distinguished Service Award in 2004. Tico has also served on the BSA Hispanic Initiative National Committee.
In 2008 Tico was appointed to a four-year term to serve as the BSA National Commissioner. The original National Commissioner was BSA co-founder Dan Beard. National Commissioner is a volunteer position and includes serving on the Executive Board of the National Council. It was a special honor for an Arrowman and National OA Committee member to serve in this position during the BSA centennial.
Professionally Tico is an attorney in private practice. He serves as a member of the Florida Board of Governors, a governor appointed seven-year term to the committee that runs the Florida state public university system. Tico also is a radio personality including his own show in Orlando, “Talkin’ With Tico”.