Former Assemblyman Henry T. Perea joins Fresno State’s advisory board

Fresno State’s University Advisory Board has welcomed its newest member – Henry T. Perea, a Fresno State graduate who is the senior vice president of policy and strategic affairs at Western States Petroleum Association.

The board is composed of 21 members who play a role in providing insight to the president on issues related to Fresno State.

Perea received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fresno State in 2001. He then received a master’s in leadership and management from the University of Southern California in 2014. He also served as a California assemblyman representing the state’s 31st District from 2010 to 2015.

Western States Petroleum focuses on petroleum issues affecting the Western United States. Perea is also a former senior director of state advocacy for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.