California Strategies Announces New Partners In San Diego And Sacramento



Ricardo Martinez expands the Environmental Justice and Procurement Practices in Sacramento; Marshall Anderson will grow the Land Use and Campaign Practices in San Diego

SACRAMENTO – California Strategies, the state’s preeminent government relations, public affairs and campaign consultancies, today announced that Ricardo Martinez and Marshall Anderson will be joining the firm as partners.

Ricardo Martinez’ career of high-profile, executive-level positions has included serving as Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice, Border and Tribal Affairs, a Senior Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and most recently as the state’s Acting Chief Procurement Officer.

Martinez, based in Sacramento, will provide unique insights into the inner workings and processes of state and local government, making him an extremely effective operator in a multitude of areas. He is currently the founder and principal of Saviendas Strategies, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in environmental justice, regulatory affairs, and government procurement.

Marshall Anderson’s deep ties in the San Diego community include work at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Office of the Mayor, and as Vice President of Government Affairs at the Downtown San Diego Partnership. This diverse experience provides Anderson with a unique understanding of intra-governmental workings, as well as district-specific issues and projects throughout the region.

“Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to offer unmatched counsel from the best and the brightest for our clients on a variety of issues,” said California Strategies’ founder Bob White. “Ricardo’s deep experience with California’s complex procurement processes, cross border business development with the Republic of Mexico and his knowledge of environmental issues from both a regulatory and EJ perspective will provide the necessary counsel for our clients to secure their best outcomes. “

“As a senior associate, Marshall Anderson made an immediate impact on behalf of the clients he served and provided crucial insight into the inner workings of San Diego government,” added White. “With a thorough familiarity with San Diego’s elected officials and staff at the federal, state and local levels, California Strategies’ clients will benefit from Marshall’s extensive campaign experience, expertise with regional land use issues, business development and non-profit engagement.”

Marshall Anderson will draw upon his extensive network of elected offices at the local, state, and federal levels, including a wealth of contacts and institutional knowledge about the San Diego region.  His lengthy experience with local public safety, mobility, land use, diversity and equity issues, including his familiarity with community groups, will benefit clients seeking to navigate the complex steps necessary to secure impactful wins.

About California Strategies, LLC

California Strategies, LLC, is a full-service public affairs consulting firm dedicated to successfully navigating clients through the myriad pathways of California’s political, legislative, regulatory, and media environments. We have two sister companies: California Strategies & Advocacy offers state and local legislative and regulatory advocacy services that provide our clients with the necessary knowledge and insight to achieve winning results. California Strategies Campaigns provides full-service statewide and local campaign consulting.  Over the last 25 years, California Strategies has earned a reputation for devising successful results that benefit both clients and the public.

Based in the power centers of the state, California Strategies principals and associates are a politically diverse group who maintain strong working relationships with key decision-makers and are astute in issue development, refinement, and management at every level of government in California. Clients benefit from their first-hand, expert knowledge of pressing public affairs issues in the areas of finance, energy, environmental regulations, green technology, infrastructure, transportation, land use, water, health care, issue management, and communications. Principals pride themselves on personal engagement with clients and strive to keep them always “in the know.”

California Strategies principals and associates have held top positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and are widely recognized as leaders in their fields. Positions have included state legislators, senior government staff, state cabinet officials, federal officials, as well as top business and community leadership. For more information about California Strategies please go to


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