The Cesar Chavez Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Connie Perez-Andreesen and Ernest J. Martinez to our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome them onboard, as they bring a wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds that will contribute to the Foundation’s mission of inspiring and transforming communities.


Connie Perez-Andreesen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who began her career as a staff accountant, eventually becoming a partner at a regional firm in Kern County. Presently, she serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and National Vice President of the United Farm Workers, lending her expertise to the organization’s operations.



Ernest J. Martinez is a St. Mary’s University alumnus with a business degree and is an active César E. Chávez Legacy & Educational Foundation member in San Antonio, Texas. He has served in various capacities, including as a committee chair, fundraiser, and mobilizer of community event volunteers. Additionally, he is the owner of a Charles Schwab franchise.