Jesse Melgar, Executive Board Member

Jesse Melgar is an Account Executive at Cerrell Associates Inc. (CAI), speicializing in strategic communications, media relations, alliance development and campaign management for private and public sector clients.

Jesse brings half a decade of political campaign management and strategic communications experience to HONOR PAC’s Board of Directors. Having worked on numerous campaigns at every level, he possesses a keen ability to connect clients with the messages that resonate with targeted audiences. His proactive campaign and communications strategies have resulted in campaign victories, editorial coverage and earned media placements in top tier outlets.

Prior to joining CAI, Jesse served as the communications and marketing manager for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce where he was the managing editor of two award-winning publications: The monthly Greater Riverside Business newspaper and the weekly Chamber Communicator.

Fluent in Spanish, Jesse earned a Bachelor’s Degree with double majors in Political Science and Chicano Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, Jesse served as Chairman of the system-wide University of California Student Association and student body vice president. Jesse is committed to working with organizations that promote Latino and LGBT rights.

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HONOR PAC advocates for the political empowerment of Latina/o LGBT communities. HONOR PAC supports candidates and ballot propositions that advance progressive policies and serve the unique needs and interests of Latina/o LGBT communities.