Board of Directors
Visit Bakersfield is overseen by a 13-member Board of Directors.
The board is comprised of community leaders with a vested interest in the travel, tourism, and convention industries in Bakersfield.
Chair: Mike Olcott, Chief Executive Officer, Kern County Fair
Vice Chair: Koral Hancharick, Executive Director, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science
Treasurer: Nelson Smith, Finance Director, City of Bakersfield
Secretary: David Lyman, Manager, Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bette Addington, Communications, BCCC Newsletter
Pamela Bonner, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn
Ed Dorsey, Assistant General Manager, Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center
Jenny Gatlin, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott
Denise Taylor, Director of Sales, Hotel Rosedale
Chris Huot, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Bakersfield
Lori Labare, Assistant General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton
Steve Murray, Owner, Murray Family Farms
Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens Productions