Press Releases: April 22, 2020
UWGH BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTS H-E-B EXECUTIVE ARMANDO PEREZ AS CHAIR
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UNITED WAY OF GREATER HOUSTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTS H-E-B EXECUTIVE ARMANDO PEREZ AS CHAIR
HOUSTON, TX (April 30, 2020) – United Way of Greater Houston announces that Armando A. Perez has been elected as chair of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Perez, who is executive vice president for H-E-B Houston, has served as a member of the United Way board since 2016 and will serve a two-year term as chair, leading one of the region’s largest nonprofits in its mission to connect vulnerable families and individuals with opportunities to thrive.
“We are delighted to welcome Armando, a generous supporter and volunteer leader of United Way of Greater Houston, as chair of our Board of Trustees,” said Anna M. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston. “His commitment to our organization and the community is evident through the many ways he has given of his time and talent and we will all surely benefit from his leadership, vision, and expertise as we look to the future.”
Perez’ prior volunteer work on behalf of the organization includes key initiatives such as committees focused on strategic thinking, positioning and accountability in addition to serving on United Way’s Second Century Vision Strategic Planning Committee as the nonprofit sets its course for the future. A longtime donor and advocate for United Way, Perez has previously chaired several H-E-B sponsored campaigns for the nonprofit.
“It is an honor to be elected as chair for the United Way of Greater Houston Board of Trustees because I believe so strongly in the positive impact that the organization makes on the wellbeing of our community and especially for those who need help in creating a pathway to a better life for themselves and their families,” said Perez. “I find great fulfillment in committing to work that advances the Houston community and the United Way of Greater Houston exemplifies that opportunity, so I am grateful to be part of it.”
In his professional life as executive vice president for H-E-B Houston, Perez leads the retailer’s nearly 29,000 H-E-B Houston-area partners who deliver products and services to their customers throughout the region. He began his career with H-E-B in 1994 and has held a variety of different positions.
A native Texan, Perez earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas-Pan American and has completed management programs at both Cornell University and Harvard University. In addition to his board role at United Way, Perez currently sits on the Kinder Institute Advisory Board and has previously served as chairman of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Houston Food Bank and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation.
Perez succeeds United Way of Greater Houston leadership volunteer Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, who has served as board chair since 2018 and will continue to serve as a board member.
About United Way of Greater Houston
For nearly 100 years, United Way of Greater Houston has brought together diverse partners and approaches to address the complex challenges holding people back. We are a driving force for good that connects our neighbors with opportunities to thrive. We help our neighbors achieve financial stability. We provide services that support the physical and behavioral health of families and youth along with educational services that expand their skills and horizons. We provide a safety net that catches the most vulnerable. We manage every donation with care to make the greatest impact across the four-county region of Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. We connect neighbors with help 24/7 through our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. For more information, please visit, www.unitedwayhouston.org.