Executive Staff

DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATION AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS -

LaKENYA M. JORDAN

LaKenya M. Jordan was appointed as Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in December of 2016. Mrs. Jordan brings a wealth of knowledge, education, legislative and business experience to the department. Within her role at ABC, she maintains collaborative relationships with departmental leadership, legislators, stakeholders, and other State agencies; obtains input on developing policies and legislation and recommends positions on legislation to ABC’s Director, Agency and Governor’s Office.

Mrs. Jordan formerly served under the Brown Administration, for the State of California as the Assistant Director of Legislation at the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. As a member of the agency’s executive team, she served to advise the Agency Secretary and the Administration on new laws and regulations to help improve public policy in these areas of medical and professional licensure, banking and finance, trade, corporations, real estate, housing and fair employment.

Mrs. Jordan also served under the Schwarzenegger Administration on the California Recovery Task Force, leading policy and program implementation on behalf of the Department of General Services (DGS) to help implement the state’s economic recovery. She also served as Special Assistant to the Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of General Services. She was recognized by Governor Schwarzenegger for her contributions in aiding the State’s economic recovery.

Mrs. Jordan’s private sector experience and training comprises over 15 years of business development, banking and finance, science, education and research. She holds an Associate’s degree in Science, a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Organizational Management from St. Mary's College, and a Master's degree in Public Health from Touro University. She has also received Congressional recognition for her community work with breast cancer survivors, and the notable Touro University "Heroes Award" for her work on several city and State health initiatives.

Mrs. Jordan enjoys running, cooking, reading and volunteering in the local community. Since 2009, she has volunteered with the Greater Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals as a member of the Civic Engagement Committee, co-organizer and moderator for several community political forums, and the Reading Day program. In addition, LaKenya is the founder of Health Talk 360, a media effort focused on improving health outcomes in communities across the country.