Liliana T. Pérez serves as the Cultural Affairs Director for the Los Angeles Chargers and is responsible for building strategic partnerships within California’s dynamic and versatile economic, cultural and social sectors. In this role, she is responsible for managing community engagement, especially with the Chargers’ valued neighbors. Among her priorities include driving cross-functional alignment of internal divisions to provide optimized benefits to sponsors and fans.
Prior to joining the Chargers, Pérez had made a career in public service holding senior leadership roles in the office of six Speakers of the California Assembly. After almost 25 years in government, she became an acknowledged expert in creating multisector coalitions to advance legislation in support of local economies and public policy addressing pressing social issues. She also cultivated meaningful relationships with key audiences including other branches of government, business owners, community stakeholders, national and international dignitaries, and more.
Pérez has been recognized for her advocacy work on behalf of marginalized populations including the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and women. Pérez remains passionate about social justice and civil rights causes and is active with numerous organizations. Her volunteer and philanthropic work includes serving on the Commission on the Status of Women for the City of Los Angeles and on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Redistricting Commission.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Pérez immigrated to Los Angeles in 1971. She attended California State University Northridge and soon after began her servant leadership in the office of then Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly, Antonio R. Villaraigosa.
A true Angelina, Pérez enjoys the City’s culturally rich food offerings and social events as well as spending time with her mother, partner and three rescue furry babies.