Mr. Jesus Cardenas is an established government relations and marketing professional, specializing in issue management, policy research, advocacy, professional and business association development, as well as brand and product marketing.
From 2004 to 2008, Jesus worked with different local and statewide organizations to develop outreach programs for youth, minorities, and underserved communities.
In 2009 he was brought on board to manage the government affairs and public relations for the Neighborhood Market Association (NMA). The NMA is a 501c6 organization that represents over 1500 members in the small grocer industry throughout the West Coast. Under the Neighborhood Market Association, Jesus spearheaded several high profile grassroots campaigns that protected the interests of small business owners.
His work in government relations has gained him recognition throughout the State of California where he has worked tirelessly on policy issues and legislation affecting minorities and the underserved as well as members of several prominent industries in the State.
In addition to his work in government relations, Jesus has specialized experience in business development. He provides his clients with any assistance they require, from licensing and permitting, to staffing and organizational management.
Mr. Cardenas also serves as a political consultant for local & statewide issues, and local, state, and federal candidate campaigns. He develops strategy and advises clients at local, county, statewide, and national and international levels.
Jesus Cardenas is currently the CEO of Grassroots Resources and as the Principal Consultant for Innovation Management Group.
Mr. Cardenas resides in San Diego, CA.