Adán Otega has a 30-year history of handling complex strategic planning, and communications challenges excelling in the water and natural resources arena in California.  Before founding Ortega Strategies Group in 2009, Adán was deputy managing director of Rose & Kindel; vice president of external affairs at the Metropolitan Water District of southern California; Chief Deputy Secretary of State in California; and assistant general manager of West and Central Basin Municipal Water Districts. Adán is a former board member of the California Water Commission, the State Board of Food and Agriculture, Heal the Bay, the National Audubon Society, and Whittier College.