As the general manager of a news station, you get a front row seat to your community’s happenings – the highs, the lows, the mundane and the exceptional. As a native of Bakersfield, I know this community’s spirit, but through our work at KGET, I get to see this community’s heart. I’ve never been more proud of Kern County than I’ve been over the last 12 months. We’ve rallied together to support first responders, our small businesses and our nonprofits. This region still faces challenges – the pandemic continues and like much of the country we’re grappling with our differences and division. I am however, an eternal optimist, and that’s why I’m excited to continue as the Chamber’s Chairman of the Board.
I’m looking forward to getting our economy reopened, I’m excited by the work the Chamber’s done to advocate for our businesses and serve them during these unprecedented times. The Chamber team (volunteers and staff) are fully committed to serving our members’ needs, to building a better, more inclusive economy, and to recognizing the people who make Bakersfield so special. Our community isn’t defined by challenges, but how we overcome them.
Vice President & General Manager