Board Members

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Joe Ashley
California Resources Corporation

Mary Barlow
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sharlet Briggs
Adventist Health Bakersfield

Tom Burke
Kern Community College District

Dr. Debra Daniels
Taft College

Bill Deaver
Mojave Air & Space Port

*Rob Duchow
Ex-Officio Member, Kern Economic Development Foundation Southern California Gas Company

Bill Farris Jr. 
City of Ridgecrest

Mary Beth Garrison
US Borax

John Guinn
Wonderful Real Estate Development

Mayor Jose Gurrola
City of Arvin

Theresa Hitchcock
Kern County Board of Trade

David Howlett
Braun Electric Company

Bruce Jay
Valley Republic Bank

Linda Jay
Bakersfield Association of Realtors

Orchel Krier
City of Taft

Rick Kreiser
Carney’s Business Technology Center

*Wayne Kress, Chair
Cushman & Wakefield / Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors

Tim Lovley
Macpherson Oil Company

*Supervisor Mike Maggard
County of Kern

 

Roger McIntosh
McIntosh & Associates

Mike Moore
Farm Credit West

Dennis Mullins
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb and Kimball, LLP

Michael Myers
GEMCare Mercy Memorial Health System

Denise Newton
Pacific Gas & Electric

Mark Novak
California State University Bakersfield

Chris Parlier
City of Bakersfield

Cathy Prout
City of Shafter

Walter Ray
Dignity Health

**Bill Rector
Westec

*Steve Renock, Treasurer
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

Joe Rentfro
Tejon Ranch

Amy Roth
E&B Natural Resources

Tom Saba
Saba Agency

*Supervisor Zack Scrivner
County of Kern

*Laurel Shockley, Secretary
Southern California Edison Economic Development Services

Scott Thayer
Castle & Cooke

Susan Wiggins
City of Tehachapi

*David Womack, Vice-Chair
Kaiser Permanente

Jennifer Wood
California City

John Wooner
City of McFarland

* Denotes Executive Committee
** Ex-Offico member representative for Kern Economic Development Foundation

(Alphabetical by last name)