Rick Perry  '69

Rick Perry '69

Dallas, Texas

Rick Perry is currently the U.S. Secretary of Energy, serving in the cabinet of President Donald Trump. Prior to his appointment, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. Perry was the longest-serving Governor in Texas history. Perry has this to say about his Southwestern Advantage experience: "As a former sales representative, I can tell you first-hand that this was a worthwhile experience and one I highly recommend. Today's job market is extremely competitive and programs such as these instill "real world" work ethics in sales and marketing."