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 ABC.  Within her role at ABC, she maintains collaborative relationships with departmental leadership, legislators, stakeholder, 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.

LaKenya was selected to be the Assistant Director of Legislation at the Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency where for over three years she successfully led and provided oversight for over 400 pieces legislation for the State of California. Her advice and insight have proven to be highly reliable and sought after in recommending policy, strategy and program implementation in the areas of housing, medical and professional licensure, banking and finance, real estate, and fair employment law.  

LaKenya was recognized by Governor Schwarzenegger for her impeccable leadership across various industries and government during the State’s recovery from economic hardship.  While serving on the California Recovery Task Force, LaKenya led policy and program implementation on behalf of the Department of General Services (DGS) implementing over $70 billion dollars to aid in the State’s economic recovery.

Mrs. Jordan’s private sector experience and training comprises over 15 years of business development, banking and finance, science, non-profit work 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.

Mrs. Jordan is an advocate, mentor and motivator for women, youth and underserved communities as demonstrated by her service and volunteer work in the community.  LaKenya is a moderator for public forums, and donates her time to non-profits such as the Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals, The Renaissance Group International (TRG), and the Rosetta Center for Wellness.  She received Congressional recognition for her community work with breast cancer survivors, and the notable “Heroes Award” at Touro University.  LaKenya effectively bridges communications, builds coalitions and strengthens partnerships at every level. She is continuing this work as the founder of Health Talk 360, a media effort focused on improving health outcomes in the lives of people across the country.  LaKenya is married to James Jordan Jr. Together they have three children, Keiessence, Bryce and James III.