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Organization & Program Management

Crisis Management

Issues Management

Our work

OSG brings a full compliment of skills in managing advocacy groups, handling crises, and issues statewide in California.  Such skills include advocacy, media relations and fundraising.

organization & program management

OSG has extensive experience and resources to manage advocacy organizations and programs.

Most recently, OSG orchestrated the creation of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies (“CalMutuals”) to advocate for small community-owned water system; and its sister organization, a public agency called the Joint Powers Risk Insurance Management Authority (“JPRIMA”) that offers low-cost liability and workers compensation coverage for small water systems – the first of its kind in the nation.

OSG is also instrumental in the foundation and management of Water Education for Latino Leaders (“WELL”) that in five years has already reached over half of California’s Latino county supervisors, mayors and councilmembers and prepared them to engage in the complex world of California water policy.

OSG helps the San Gabriel Valley Water Association manage a legislative committee and plan quarterly membership meetings.

crisis management

OSG assisted the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 13 with national and international media relations in averting a lock-out by employers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during contract negotiations in 2015.

As strong advocates with government and the news media, OSG has also worked with water agencies, cities, developers and trade groups to deal with imminent regulations and legislation that would otherwise cost millions in compliance costs or litigation.

issues management

OSG has helped clients design and execute plans that involve media, community and government relations to manage issues related to legislation, market initiatives, and regional planning.

Such issues may involve winning the cooperation of public agencies, business, and community groups.

Who we are

Adán Ortega

Adán Ortega


About Adán . . .

Adán has a history of handling complex strategic planning, and communications challenges excelling in the water and natural resources arena. He has 30 years of experience and understanding of resource and environmental issues through senior leadership roles in government, business, and environmental organizations throughout Southern California, California, and the United States.

Before creating OSG, Adán was Managing Director of Rose & Kindel; Vice President of External Affairs at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Chief California Deputy Secretary of State; and Assistant General Manager of West and Central Basin Municipal Water Districts.

Adan is Chairman of the Mujeres De La Tierra Board of Directors, a Board Director of Sustainable Conservation, and a trustee of the Southern California Water Committee. He 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. He is a graduate of Whittier College.

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Denise Peralta Gailey

Denise Peralta Gailey


About Denise . . .

Denise brings expertise in the areas of government affairs, fundraising and management to OSG.

As Managing Director of California Association of Mutual Water Companies, she focused on outreach to small community-owned water suppliers.

She has also managed a political consulting business specialized in strategic fundraising development for local and state elected officials. Denise developed her strong political acumen while serving as a staff member in the state legislature. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Susan Allen

Susan Allen

Communications Liaison

About Susan . . .

Susan brings expertise in the areas of crisis management, conflict resolution, community relations, program development, workshop facilitation and grant writing.

Susan most recently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside.

Her experience in public affairs includes handling managing tensions between opposing groups on immigration, the Israeli – Palestinian dispute, and gender politics. Susan has helped to resolve disputes related to product boycotts, fee increases, and changes in policy.

She holds a doctorate in Education Administration from Syracuse University, a masters in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Hartford.

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Ortega Strategies Group


1400 North Harbor Blvd.
Suite 510
Fullerton, CA 92835


Ortega Strategies Group