Jorge Perez is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader, CEO, manager and director of large complex organizations. He’s an accomplished strategic thinker, program innovator, fundraiser and evaluator as well as a proficient community collaborator, culturally competent and mission champion. Currently, Perez serves as the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and has served Ys in Dallas, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Southwest Illinois and YMCA of the USA. National leadership includes serving on YUSA Board, Training & Leadership Development Board, Hispanic Latino Leadership Network, Emerging Leaders Leadership Network, General Assembly planning team and Multicultural Leadership Development Institute. His statewide efforts include the Illinois State Alliance (vice chair) and Afterschool Alliance (ambassador for Indiana and Ohio). Jorge is a native Texan who earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Calvary Bible College and two master’s degrees, one in Christian education from the Dallas Theological Seminary and the other in business administration from the University of Dallas. He also is a graduate of multiple city-wide leadership programs in Dallas, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis.