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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


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