Hector A. (Tico) Perez
Mr. Perez serves as the chair of the Budget Committee and vice chair of the Facilities Committee. He is the founder of Edge Consulting & Business Strategies, LLC, a government relations consulting firm, and Tico Perez Solutions, LLC, a business development consulting firm. Prior to forming the two firms in 2008, Mr. Perez was a partner of the national law firm Baker and Hostetler where he practiced business law with a specialization in mergers and acquisitions and was a member of the Government Relations Group. He is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Perez has represented financial institutions, public corporations and principals of joint ventures and syndications in a broad range of business matters including corporate law, loan workouts, private securities offerings, commercial real estate transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Perez is an active member of Central Florida's business community. His current involvement includes serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida, a past member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Florida, a member of the Orlando Utilities Commission, Past President of Area 4 (Florida, Georgia, Alabama) of the Boy Scouts of America and Past President of the United Arts of Central Florida. He is Past-Chairman of the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council, a member of the University of Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of the Alumni Association and Past-Chairman of the Greater Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Perez has received numerous leadership awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Central Florida, the National Association of Community Leadership's Distinguished Leadership Award and the Que Pasa Magazine Public Service Award. He has been named one of the ten most influential men in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal and one of the 174 most influential people in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine.
Mr. Perez is a political analyst for the local NBC affiliate, WESH Channel 2, and hosts his own political talk radio show "Talkin with Tico" on Cox radio's newstalk AM 580 WDBO. Mr. Perez is a member of the Florida and Orange County Bar Associations.