Denver—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) announced today the appointment of Arturo Pérez as its new director of State Services.
A vital part of NCSL, the State Services Division includes several core programs: Center for Ethics in Government, Center for Legislative Strengthening, Fiscal Affairs, Legislative Staff Services, Membership Outreach, and the State Tribal Institute.
“Anyone who has worked with Arturo over the years recognizes his love for the legislative institution and the people who serve in legislatures,” said NCSL Executive Director Tim Storey. “The State Services Division is at the heart of what NCSL does. Arturo is going to be a fantastic leader.”
Pérez is not new to NCSL, serving nearly 30 years in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he served as director of NCSL’s Fiscal Affairs Program, where he specialized in state tax and expenditure policy. He has written and contributed to numerous fiscal articles and reports, including “State Budget Actions” and “Earmarking State Taxes.”
Pérez has bachelor's degrees in history and political science from Texas A&M University, as well as a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.