the principal and founder of Advantage Government Consulting LLC
(Advantage Consulting) and has over 20 years of experience in
public, government and regulatory affairs, including concentrated
experience in energy and agriculture policy issues.
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. Before 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.
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.
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 is greatly supported by his cultivated
relationship with Western state’s and national media.
Arredondo earned undergraduate degrees from the University of
California at Davis and graduate degrees from the University of
Miami and the University of California at Los Angeles. Jesús served
in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.