BuildOUT California is a leading voice on the local, regional, state and national levels as it relates to regulatory affairs that impact LGBT/Allied firms in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Construction-services, Real Estate Development and Related Industries. We value our relationships with our colleagues throughout the A&E/Construction Industries as well as with our brothers and sisters who represent minority, women, veteran and differently abled business communities.
BuildOUT California is honored to have retained the services of nationally recognized regulatory affairs consultant Jesus Arredondo and Advantage Government Consulting. Mr. Arredondo works in coordination with Board of Directors, Founders and Project Management staff in communicating directly with elected officials throughout the Golden State, the California Public Utilities Commission, Utility companies, and related stakeholders.
Jesús Arredondo is the Principal and Founder of Advantage Government Consulting LLC and has over 20 years of experience in public, government and regulatory affairs, including concentrated experience in energy and agriculture policy issues.
Prior to launching Advantage Consulting, Arredondo worked as a senior advisor for two major public relations firms in the United States and Mexico. Arredondo also served as a policy advisor to two major transmission projects in the West, principal advisor on an education effort in California concerning natural gas and on a national education campaign concerning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s push for standard market design.
Prior to launching Advantage Consulting, Arredondo served five years as Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs for a fortune 100 independent power producer and two years at the California Power Exchange, where he served as Director of Corporate Communications.
Since launching Advantage Consulting, Jesús has been providing guidance to clients by overseeing regulatory case filings and related activities including coordinating the activities of outside legal counsel, communications and lobbying efforts for private companies and non-profit coalitions. Specific work has also included providing support for due diligence reviews on generation acquisition and disposition, ensuring regulatory compliance and providing representation for clients before federal, state and local governments in the Western United States and Latin America on a wide range of issues related to energy and agriculture.
Arredondo’s past experience in government as Deputy Secretary for Marketing and Communications at the California Trade and Commerce Agency, Deputy Chief of Protocol for the State of California, Deputy Press Secretary to former California Governor Pete Wilson and as a bilingual spokesman for the Arnold Schwarzenegger for California Governor Campaign. Jesus has cultivated and enjoys significant relationship with Western state’s and national media.