Leadership Council

The B3K Leadership Council is a group of diverse and talented community leaders dedicated to inclusive growth in our region. In addition to the Leadership Council, B3K is led by Executive Director John-Paul Lake, a local businessman, investor and entrepreneur with deep roots in the region.

This Leadership Council provides strategic guidance and governance to help us achieve our shared mission of creating Quality Jobs for local residents. Through their leadership, members of our region will be more prosperous than ever before.

Ryan Alsop

Kern County

Nicholas Ambrosini

Valley Strong
Credit Union

Greg Bielli

Tejon Ranch Co.

Morgan Clayton

Tel-Tec Security Systems

Christian Clegg

City of Bakersfield

Bruce Davis

Bolthouse Properties

Jennifer Haley

Kern Energy

Christine Halley

Cornerstone Engineering

Brian Holt

IBEW Local 428

Rick Jhaj

Countryside Corporation

Shawn Kerns

California Resources Corporation

Ken Keller

Dignity Health

Traco Matthews

Kern Health Systems

Nick Ortiz

Greater Bakersfield Chamber

Connie Perez- Andreesen

United Farm Workers

Kristen Beall-Watson


Daniel Wolcott

Adventist Health

Lynnette Zelezny