Rose González Pérez,
Chief Executive Officer
Rose González Pérez has served as the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas since 2012 and began her career with the Girl Scouts organization more than 20 years ago in Dallas.
A lifetime Girl Scout member, Pérez has always worked to be an example for her family and her community. After pursuing degrees in education, Pérez felt that her passion to help children could not be contained in a classroom.
Pérez has worked in a variety of leadership roles within the Girl Scout organization. Prior to being named chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Pérez was the organization’s chief external affairs officer and oversaw $1.4 million in individual, corporate, foundation and government contributions. She was also responsible for the organization’s alumnae association, special events and advocacy efforts on behalf of girls.
A former small business owner in her hometown of Mathis, Texas, Pérez actively volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. She is passionate about raising cancer awareness and has received numerous awards for her fundraising efforts. Pérez also volunteers with her church, is a member of several chambers of commerce, Parent Teacher Association and athletic booster clubs. She received the 2012 City of Mathis Outstanding Citizen Award and served as Grand Marshall of the Independence Day Parade and Festival. She is also a member of San Antonio 100 and was recently named Who’s Who in Women in San Antonio.
Pérez holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and a Certification in Non-profit Management from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. A single mom, Pérez resides in San Antonio with her two sons, Aaron, age 16, and Marcos, age 13.