SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) President Catherine Reheis-Boyd announced today the hiring of Henry Perea as Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Affairs. In this role, he will advise WSPA on public policy and legislative matters in California.
"The members and employees of our industry and the thousands of small businesses that join us in fueling California's economy deserve the best team possible representing them in Sacramento and all around the state," Reheis-Boyd said. "Henry brings us unique expertise. He understands our state, our industry and how smart public policy can ensure California's continued leadership in environmental protections while maintaining a diverse, vibrant economy."
"I am pleased to join WSPA and help tell the important story of the petroleum industry and the role it plays in our economy," Perea said. "California is a state known for innovation, leadership and opportunity, values WSPA's members have brought to our state for generations."
Prior to joining WSPA, Perea was Senior Director with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America where he oversaw public policy issues in California, Arizona and Nevada. From 2010 to 2015, he represented the 31st Assembly District (Fresno-area) in the California State Assembly.
Perea's first day at WSPA will be May 1, 2017.
ABOUT THE WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the five western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.
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SOURCE Western States Petroleum Association