Board Members

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*Joe Ashley, Vice Chair
California Resources Corporation

Mary Barlow
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sharlet Briggs
Adventist Health Bakersfield

Scott Corby
Aera Energy

Dr. Debra Daniels
Taft College

Bill Deaver
Mojave Air & Space Port

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

Mayor Jose Gurrola
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

Orchel Krier
Mayor Pro-Term, City of Taft

Rick Kreiser
Carney’s Business Technology Center

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

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

Christine Moore

David Morton
A-C Electric

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

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

*Bill Rector
Ex-Officio Member, Kern Economic Development Foundation, 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

Amber Shafer
Superior Construction

*Laurel Shockley, Secretary
Southern California Edison Economic Development Services

Andy Stanley
Bank of America

Scott Thayer
Castle & Cooke

Mayor Susan Wiggins
City of Tehachapi

Chris Wilson
S.C. Anderson

*David Womack, Chair
Kaiser Permanente

John Wooner
City of McFarland

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

(Alphabetical by last name)