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: Jenny Hlaudy, General Manager Courtyard by Marriott
Vice Chair: Steve Hughes, Media and Marketing Director Kern County Raceway Park
Treasurer: Randy McKeegan, Finance Director, City of Bakersfield
Secretary: David Lyman (Non-voting), Manager, Visit Bakersfield
Chris Huot, Assistant City Manager, City of Bakersfield
Tamara Baker, Development Coordinator, Arthur & Hansen, LLC
Ed Dorsey, Assistant General Manager, Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater & Convention Center
Lori Labare, Regional Director of Sales, Brighton Management, Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield by Hilton
Beth Brookhart Pandol, Executive Director, Water Association of Kern County
Jessica Ramirez, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn
Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried, Director of Athletics, CSU Bakersfield
Denise Taylor-Connor, Director of Sales, Home 2 Suites Hotel by Hilton
Ryan Uhles, Manager, Bakersfield River Run RV Park