Henry T. Perea
Henry Perea

Henry T. Perea is manager, west coast region, state government affairs for Chevron Corporation. Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies.

Henry directs the west coast region team that advocates on energy policy issues with key stakeholders.

Henry joined Chevron in April 2018 from WSPA where he served as senior vice president, policy and strategic a​ffairs. In this capacity, Henry was responsible for managing and leading WSPA’s state government affairs operation (legislative and regulatory) in California and driving the execution of the organization’s advocacy priorities.

Henry served as senior director of state advocacy for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America responsible for Arizona, Nevada and California. In 2016, he played a key role in the defeat of Proposition 61 and several local and state measures that would have slowed innovation.

In the legislature, Henry served in the state Assembly representing California’s 31st district from 2010-2015. During his tenure, he serve​d as chairman to three separate policy committees including Revenue and Taxation, Insurance and Agriculture. Other standing committees he served on include Government Organization, Banking and Finance, and Elections and Redistricting.

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Fresno and a master’s degree in leadership and management from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Henry is married to Yahaira Garcia-Perea and they have three children.