Thomas Rivera

Thomas Rivera, Special Assistant to the President, Excelencia in Education

Thomas Rivera

Special Assistant to the President & Board Liaison

Thomas Rivera is the Special Assistant to the President and Board Liaison at Excelencia in Education. He directly supports the President across all activities as well as implementation of activities with Excelencia partners, including institutional and community leaders and elected officials. As Board Liaison, he works as the primary point of contact for the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board, Board Committees, the President, and the CEO to ensure that all governance matters are handled smoothly and effectively. Prior to Excelencia, Thomas worked as Legislative Assistant and Correspondence Manager for Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., taking on a legislative portfolio that included policy work in diversity, energy/environment, and small business. Thomas is also a proud first-generation college graduate.