Commissioner/Neighborhood Representative - Al Perez
Al Perez is the principal and founder of Creative i Studio, which specializes in innovative and impactful design solutions for marketing campaigns and corporate identity programs. He has over 23 years’ experience translating marketing objectives into award-winning creative strategies for Fortune 500, small business and nonprofit organizations.
Al keeps active as a community organizer in the Asian American community by being involved in various non-profit organizations and community events. As President of the Filipino American Arts Exposition, he leads a core staff and an army of volunteers in the planning and execution of their annual Pistahan Parade and Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens – the largest celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine outside of the Philippines. He also spearheads the Filipino Heritage Game series with the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. Al is also a member of steering committees for the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign and the Filipina Women’s Network.
Al was appointed to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in December 2009. For his laudable leadership initiatives, he was awarded a Presidential Citation by Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2010), and His Excellency Benigno Aquino III (2012), Presidents of the Philippines.