Board Members

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*Joe Ashley, Vice Chair
California Resources Corporation

Mary Barlow
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Dana Brennan
Grimmway Farms

Sharlet Briggs
Adventist Health Bakersfield

Tom Burke
Kern Community College District

Manuel Cantu Jr., Mayor
City of McFarland

Tilo Cortez, Mayor Pro Tem
City of Wasco

Debra Daniels
Taft College

Bill Deaver
Mojave Air & Space Port

Beckie Diltz
PROforma Solutions for Printing

Rob Duchow
Southern California Gas Company

Bill Farris Jr. 
City of Ridgecrest

Mary Beth Garrison
U.S. Borax

Andrae Gonzales
City of Bakersfield

John Guinn
Wonderful Real Estate Development

Jose Gurrola, Mayor
City of Arvin

Joe Hay
Jim Burke Ford Lincoln

Teresa Hitchcock
Kern County Division of Economic Workforce Development

David Howlett
Braun Electric Company

Linda Jay
Bakersfield Association of Realtors

Rick Kreiser
Carney’s Business Technology Center

Wayne Kress
Cushman & Wakefield / Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors

Orchel Krier, Mayor Pro Tem
City of Taft

Tim Lovley
Macpherson Oil Company

*Supervisor Mike Maggard
County of Kern

Chuck McGuire, Mayor
California City

Roger McIntosh
McIntosh & Associates

Mike Moore
Farm Credit West

David Morton
A-C Electric

Michael Myers
Dignity Health

Denise Newton
Pacific Gas & Electric

Suzanne Noble
Western States Petroleum Association

Mark Novak
California State University, Bakersfield

Cathy Prout, Council Member
City of Shafter

Walter Ray
Dignity Health

Steve Renock
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

Geraud Smith
Valley Republic Bank

*Andy Stanley, Treasurer
Bank of America

Todd Suntrapak
Valley Children’s Healthcare

Scott Thayer
Castle & Cooke

Susan Wiggins, Mayor
City of Tehachapi

Chris Wilson
S.C. Anderson

*David Womack, Chair
Kaiser Permanente


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

(Alphabetical by last name)