Alejandro Pérez

Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs

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Alejandro Pérez is senior vice president for policy and government affairs at WWF-US. With over 20 years of experience working with government, Pérez leads a team of committed professionals in advancing WWF’s policy priorities with the US Congress and the White House, and oversees the work of connecting WWF programs worldwide with available US government funds. 

Previously, Pérez served as special assistant to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, performing the duties of director of federal affairs in Washington, DC, where he monitored federal policy, and developed and executed strategies to advance and protect the California Department of Justice’s policy priorities. From 2009 to 2017, Pérez served in the Obama administration as deputy assistant and as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. As the primary liaison to the House of Representatives, Pérez planned and implemented comprehensive strategies to advance administration priorities, offered strategic guidance to inform the administration’s posture on all major issues, and functioned as liaison to House committees, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Democratic and Republican Members of Congress. 

Prior to serving in the Obama administration, Pérez worked in the US Congress for over 10 years, including six years as senior Leadership staff for House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer. During his tenure, he assisted the House Leadership in setting, coordinating, and implementing the legislative agenda and led in the analysis and review of all proposals for the House. Before joining Leadership staff, Pérez served as executive director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 

Earlier in his career, he worked for Catholic Charities, Immigration Counseling Services in Dallas, the Austin-Travis County Office of Refugee Services, and the United Farm Workers in Austin. Pérez holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.