PROFILE

Abraham Mercado

Director

Abraham has a decade of experience working at Consensus, managing communications strategies and dealing with complex issues, environmental crises and multi-faceted community outreach programs. His experience spans large-scale transportation projects, construction relations, land-use entitlement issues and environmental remediation programs. Abraham has particular expertise in communications strategies for environmental cleanup programs in coordination with oversight and regulatory agencies at all levels of government. He has navigated complex communications and public outreach issues in coordination with USEPA, CALEPA, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. He has served as strategic communications manager and community liaison on behalf of high-profile corporate clients, including Honeywell, Avnet, Tetra Tech, and Black & Decker, providing keen insight and knowledge on communications approaches in response to addressing stakeholder concerns and crisis situations. Abraham also has a strong understanding of water quality and water resource management issues.

Abraham is native to Los Angeles, deeply rooted in the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities. He is fluent in Spanish and has special expertise in bilingual-bicultural outreach to Spanish-speaking communities. He volunteers his time to a multitude of community organizations such as Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission, among others.

Abraham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from California State University, Fresno.