I’m excited to serve the local business community as the 2022 Chairman of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. The Chamber serves as our region’s unwavering champion, convener of leaders and catalyst for positive change. I’ve seen firsthand the collective power of the Chamber and our members to improve Bakersfield.
This role mirrors my family’s commitment to the community. My family, driven by our father’s entrepreneurial spirit, knows the unique challenges of being small business owners. Working together as a family, we’ve grown Countryside from one gas station in Oildale to a chain of stores, restaurants and real estate developments. Our success is a reflection of the supportive Kern County community.
As we continue to grow our family business, we’ve all found ways to give back to Kern County and Bakersfield. It’s in that spirit that I agreed to take on this role. I’ll be focused this year on how the Chamber can support our local small businesses and how we can improve our region.
I’m looking forward to a year where we can showcase this vital region, find ways to grow prosperity, and spotlight our local business community’s ingenuity and innovation.