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A publication of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber | November 2019

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GBC MIXERS Join us for our November and December mixers!

6 BEAUTIFUL BAKERSFIELD

Now accepting nominations for the 2020 awards gala.

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8 BAKERSFIELD MARATHON Be a part of the fourth annual Bakersfield Marathon this Sunday, November 17.

12 LEADERSHIP BAKERSFIELD

Read the highlights on what the 2020 Leadership Bakersfield class learned on Health and Human Services Day.

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13 SAVE THE DATE

Join us for our Annual Board Installation Luncheon on January 15.

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BYP HOLIDAY MIXER Celebrate the holidays at our BYP November Mixer!

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RIBBON CUTTINGS Celebrate important milestones of fellow Chamber members.

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OCTOBER AFTER HOURS MIXER RECAP hank you to the Bland Company for hosting our Oct. 24 mixer. The meal provided by Salty's BBQ & Catering as well as the networking opportunities made the evening's event perfect.

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BEAUTIFUL BAKERSFIELD AWARDS GALA Presented by:

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A Better Bakersfield Architecture/Design Arts and Culture Education Health Humanitarian (Individual) Humanitarian (Group) Renovation/Tenant Improvement Youth Young Adult Young Professional TO BE JUDGED BY THE GBC EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Business Person of the Year Corporation of the Year Nonprofit Organization of the Year Small Business of the Year Lifetime Achievement (55+)

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BEAUTIFUL BAKERSFIELD AWARDS GALA Presented by:

A program of

CATEGORIES A Better Bakersfield An annual event or project that enhances the quality of life in the community. Architecture/Design The completion of a brand new interior and/ or exterior building design integrating the environment with space and materials. Arts and Culture Efforts by a group or individual to improve and/or enhance the arts and culture within our community. Education Efforts by an educator, project or school/ college that promotes or benefits education in our city at all levels. Health An individual, group or organization impacting healthy living in Bakersfield above and beyond their normal scope or activities - through education, prevention or medical services. Humanitarian (Individual) An individual whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community.

Humanitarian (Group) A group whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community. Renovation/Tenant Improvement The completion of a renovated design that upgrades an existing structure and/ or incorporates the use of landscaping to enhance the aesthetic value of the property. Youth An individual or group from kindergarten to eighth grade that, through personal involvement and endeavors, has answered the challenge of good citizenship. Young Adult An individual or group from 14 to 20 years old that, through personal involvement and endeavors, has answered the challenge of good citizenship. Young Professional An individual from 21 to 40 years old whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community.

To be judged by the GBC Executive Board of Directors Business Person of the Year A local business owner/manager whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community. Corporation of the Year The recognition of a corporation whose volunteer hours and/or financial donations have made a meaningful difference. Nonprofit Organization of the Year Efforts of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that impacts the community.

Small Business of the Year A small business (25 employees or less) whose contributions and/or products and services instill community pride. Lifetime Achievement (55+) A local long-time community leader who has made a lasting impact to Bakersfield and its residents.

Please Note:

Nominations must be for work completed in 2019 to be eligible for consideration.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020


Bakersfield Marathon Turns 4! Contributed by Bakersfield Marathon Board Bakersfield streets will again be filled with runners for the fourth annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 17. Along with the scheduled races – a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K – this community-wide event offers something for everyone. Starting the day before the race, participants and supporters can attend the Health & Fitness Expo at Bakersfield High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to picking up race information and a ton of swag, more than two dozen vendors will be showing off their wares. Come and visit lululemon, Stockdale Podiatry Group, Fleet Feet, Dignity Health, Trispokes, Edraldo Headphones, Bucket List Running, End of the Trail, Viponic and many others. Since this is a true community event, it is strongly encouraged to show your spirit and cheer on family and friends along the race route. The race starts and finishes on the CSUB campus, with water stops through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, Bakersfield College, Panorama Bluffs and finally along the scenic Kern River Parkway. This year’s participants will be welcomed by a crowd of friendly faces as they complete their race into the Finish Line Festival at CSUB. This all-day festival is open to the public and will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. with food trucks, a beer garden and live music from local band, Last Call. “We’re very excited for year four”, said David Milazzo, co-founder and executive director. “Our team is working to enhance every element of the day. From the course to the swag to our Finish Line Festival – we’re expecting an amazing weekend.” To pay homage to the local music scene, and to tie in with the Bakersfield and Kern County re-branding efforts, The Bakersfield Sound is highlighted in a series of guitarinspired finisher’s medallions.

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The Bakersfield Marathon is greatly appreciative of the support from its sponsors, including presenting sponsor Dignity Health – Mercy & Memorial Hospitals, The Wonderful Company, Stockdale Podiatry Group, Providence Strategic Consulting, Deprigo Media, Coconut Joe’s, Chevron, lululemon and CSUB Alumni Association, along with its many other local and national sponsors. For race registration, volunteer opportunities, or more information, go to RunBakersfield.com.


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LEADERSHIP BAKERSFIELD

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he Leadership Bakersfield class got an inside look into the community’s health care industry, and learned more about the challenges facing social services on Oct. 18. Health and Human Services Day introduced participants to local organizations and resources available to people in need with tours of the Bakersfield Homeless Center, the Dream Center and County Emergency Operations Center. Assemblyman Fong addressed the class and discussed ongoing efforts to combat homelessness in Kern County. He stressed the importance of continued collaboration between the city and the county regarding the additions of low barrier shelters within the community. In addition, he encouraged continued involvement with service providers and local governments to find collaborative solutions. "Dignity Health’s Bakersfield Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2019-2020 Leadership Bakersfield Class for a State of the Union on Healthcare presentation by Kenneth Keller, President and CEO, followed by a Workplace Wellness training by Sean Kenny, and an interactive tour showcasing surgical technological advancements. The class had the opportunity to begin their tour on a high note with a photo-op on the helipad, followed by a rotation through our cardiac cath lab and the bi-plane suite. Here, they learned about interventional techniques for cardiac and stroke treatment, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a permanent implant known as the Watchman to treat atrial fibrillation, leadless pacemaker implantation, thrombectomy, and endovascular coiling. The team also learned about robotic surgery in the main Operating Room by participating in a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci robot, and rounded out the tour by learning about the hospital’s various intensive care units (ICUs) including the Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCC), the Pediatric ICU (PICU), and the Grossman Burn Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital." - Patty Keefer, MBA Market Development Representative, Dignity Health. The Chamber would like to thank Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Day Chairs Amanda Frank and Patty Keefer, Dignity Health. Special thanks to day sponsors Adventist Health Bakersfield and Dignity Health – Mercy & Memorial Hospitals; and to Golden Empire Transit District for providing the day’s transportation.

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ANNUAL LUNCHEON Save the date for our 2020 Annual Luncheon!

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ake plans to attend the Chamber’s 2020 Board Installation and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. This signature event serves as the annual installation of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Derek Jeffery, of KGET TV-17, will be installed as the 2020 Chairman of the Board. The event also honors the amazing volunteers who helped make the Chamber’s high-caliber events and programs successful. The winners of the Volunteer of the Year, Advocacy Partner of the Year and Chamber Champion awards will be announced. The event will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct.. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., with the program following from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per person, or $800 for a table of 10. To register, call the Chamber at 661-327-4421.

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MEMBER • On behalf of the Omni Family Health Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Francisco L. Castillon, MPA, Management and Staff, you are invited to celebrate Omni’s 3rd Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of 2019! On Nov. 14, you are invited to celebrate their new state-ofthe-art health center at 1701 Stine Road in Bakersfield, California from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • The greatest vulnerability we have in corporate networks isn’t the technology we use, but our employees. Hackers breach employees’ information, steal credentials, sell it on the Dark Web, and cause issues through theft and ransomware. Most people don’t even realize something has gone wrong until it’s too late. Your first line of defense is figuring out what information is out there using a Dark Web scan. This scan shows what credentials have been compromised in your business and reveals potential risks. In an effort to keep your critical information safe, ARRC Technology is offering a complimentary Dark Web scan for your business through Nov. 15. Get your scan at: www.arrc.com/darkweb-scan. • The Autism Society-Kern Autism Network is hosting its Inaugural Autism Gala on Nov. 16 at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield with special guest speaker, Curt Warner of the NFL Seattle Seahawks and author of “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism & Hope.” Celebrate the night in old Hollywood fashion – arrive to walk down the red carpet and enjoy an evening of inspiration, dinner and a silent auction. For sponsorships or more information on tickets, contact Ramona Puget at kernautism@gmail. com or call 661-489-3335. METRO | PAGE 14

• Covenant Community Services is hosting "Hope in a Cup" Golf Classic on Nov. 18 at Rio Bravo Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and shot gun starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 661-829-6999.

store for you next year is to come to this essential Lunch & Learn. Greg Terzakis has been in the middle of CAA's efforts to protect the rental housing industry from bad policy. IPAK Director of Public Affairs, Ian Sharples will also be offering an update on housing policy at the local level including Measure N, Homelessness, and Accessory Dwelling Units. Join the Income Property Association for good food, good networking, and good information. Space is limited so register now while tickets arestill available!

• Come learn best practices in advocacy, how to connect and build effective relationships with your elected officials, and how to advocate when you’re already busy running your own business. If you’re one of those who’ve been intimidated by the term “Public Policy” this event is for you. It will demystify all the myriad ways to advocate (effect change in public policy). And if you’re a pro already when it comes to advocacy, you’ll still learn some key tips, plus the opportunity for in-person connecting with your elected officials. Be sure and stay for the Q&A at the end of the event, too. Presented by Southern California Gas Co., this Advocacy in Action event hosted by NAWBO is being held Nov. 18 at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. The cost to attend is $25 for any NAWBO Chapter Member and $35 for nonmembers. Online tickets sales close Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door.

• Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrates Holiday in the Park! Starting Nov. 23, it’s the most wonderful time of the year as Six Flags Magic Mountain features thrilling rides, tasty treats and exciting family entertainment for the holiday season. To purchase your tickets to the event go to www.sixflags.com/ magicmountain and enter Promo Code HIP1.

• The Income Property Association of Kern presents a lunch and learn at The Mark Restaurant on Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. This month CAA Vice President Greg Terzakis visits to update us on CAA's lobbying efforts and to discuss new laws for 2020.This year has seen a ton of housing related policy changes from the California State Government. From rent control to just cause eviction to many other measures, if you don't know what has changed your business could be caught off guard. The best way to hear what Sacramento has in

• Save the date for the 9th annual League of Dreams Gala on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at their NEW location The Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course! For sponsorship information or to purchase your table, please contact Jessica Matthews at 661-616-9122.

• University of Phoenix and the Bakersfield Police Department invite you to join them for Coffee with a Cop on Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Come by and enjoy a cup of coffee and a conversation with your police officers. This event is located at University of Phoenix, 4900 California Ave., Ste. 100. For questions, please contact Community Relations Specialist, Edwina Tripp at 661-326-3196.


MEMBER NEWS CONTINUED • University of Phoenix and the Bakersfield Police Department invite you to join them for Coffee with a Cop on Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Come by and enjoy a cup of coffee and a conversation with your police officers. This event is located at University of Phoenix, 4900 California Ave., Ste. 100. For questions, please contact Community Relations Specialist, Edwina Tripp at 661-326-3196. • Save the date for the 9th annual League of Dreams Gala on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at their NEW location The Links at Riverlakes Ranch Golf Course! For sponsorship information or to purchase your table, please contact Jessica Matthews at 661-616-9122. • Save the date for the ‘Best of Bakersfield’ 2020! The Global Family & The Daughter Project are gearing up for next year’s gala! They are happy to announce that the 'Best of Bakersfield'

2020 will be held on Mar. 28th, 2020. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend one of Bakersfield’s premiere events. They have lots in store for this year’s event in support of young victims of trafficking and abuse, so let them know how you would like to be a part today by emailing info@myglobalfamily.org or calling (661) 213-3380. • Dementia resources are offered every fourth Wednesday of the month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association office, 1401 Commercial Way, Ste. 210. Join us to learn more about the resources, education and support availablein your community through the Alzheimer’s Association. Contact 661-912-3053 for additional information.

Marriott at the Convention Center. The theme is Building The Best You. The keynote speaker will be fitness icon Jillian Michaels, a dominating force in the fitness and health industry, a notable TV trainer, New York Times best-selling author, a dedicated activist, mother of two and more! Conference tickets will go on sale in December! For more information, visit www. bakersfieldwomen.org.

• Save the date for the annual Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference happening April 23, 2020 at Mechanics Bank Theater and

NEW MEMBERS We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the companies who have joined the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Thank you for investing in our mission to provide a healthy business climate in Kern County. If you know of a company interested in joining, please contact Cathy Albyn at calbyn@bakochamber.com. Laurel Ag & Water 1903 Mineral Ct. Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-573-8800 www.laurel-ag.com “Laurel Ag & Water is a team of experienced farmers, engineers, entrepreneurs and creators bridging the gap between the grower and modern irrigation design." ARA Dialysis – North Bakersfield Dialysis 2661 Oswell St., Ste. B Bakersfield, CA 93306 661-871-3461 www.americanrenal.com “Our dialysis center values and emphasizes taking great care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and support, and bringing the best possible staff.” ARA Dialysis – Central Bakersfield Dialysis 5101 White Lane, Ste. A Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-398-2251 www.americanrenal.com "Our dialysis center values and emphasizes taking great care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and support, and bringing the best possible staff.”

Bitwise Industries 700 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA 93721 559-500-3305 www.bitwiseindustries.com “Bitwise is a tech ecosystem, activating human potential to elevate underdog cities around the country.” Scope Studios 3401 Chester Ave., Ste. G Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-203-0418 www.wearescope.com “Scope Studios is not your average video-production company. We exist to help passionate people communicate and to create award-winning projects in the process." Reveal Medical Aesthetics 5300 Lennox Ave., Ste. 101 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-679-4873 www.revealaesthetics.com “Here at Reveal, we are devoted to turn your skin around by providing the cure and service you need to reach your aesthetic goals. We have personalized treatments for every individual so we can provide you with the options that works best for you, leaving a health Reveal glow.”

Rush Cycle Bakersfield 2765 Calloway Dr., Ste. 104 Bakersfield, CA 93312 407-432-6122 www.rushcycle.com/bako “Rush Cycle Bakersfield is a spin experience like none other! We believe your workout should be fun and effective. Once the lights dim down and the music turns up, you will know that it is time to party on a bike! Book a free class with us now!!” Taxma Income Tax Solutions/ Maria Davalos Insurance Agency 911 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-310-8283 “Over 20 years specializing in Income taxes, insurance, real estate and DMV registration. Celebrating another milestone and entering a new beginning for a multiservice business.”

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RIBBON CUTTINGS UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS GRAND OPENING Countryside Market Date: Friday, Nov. 15 Time: 11 a.m. Location: Corner of Hwy. 178 and Comanche Dr.

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GRAND OPENING Laurel Ag & Water Date: Friday, Nov. 22 Time: 11 a.m. Location: 10000 Stockdale Hwy., Ste. 100 GRAND OPENING Your CBD Store Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4 Time: 4 p.m. Location: 3501 Mall View Rd., Ste. 104 MAJOR MILESTONE- 50TH ANNIVERSARY Rand Employment Services Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10 Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: 5016 California Ave., Ste. 5

Onyx Aesthetics & Wellness 8327 Brimhall Rd., Ste. 702 www.onyxaw.com

MAJOR MILESTONE - 25TH ANNIVERSARY Compassion Corner Date: Wednesday, Dec. 11 Time: 9 a.m. Location: 22nd & L Streets MAJOR MILESTONE - 85TH ANNIVERSARY Young Wooldridge, LLP Date: Monday, Dec. 16 Time: 4 p.m. Location: 1800 30th St., 4th Floor

Panini Kabob Grill

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MAJOR MILESTONE - 20TH ANNIVERSARY Bella at the Marketplace Date: Tuesday, Dec. 17 Time: 4 p.m. Location: 9000 Ming Ave., Ste. K


BYP DOWNTOWN STREET PARTY

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he fifth annual Downtown Street Party benefiting the Bakersfield Young Professionals (BYP) Program was an absolute blast! The event on Oct. 11 drew a crowd of about 250 attendees, who played games, ate, drank and danced the night away in the Wall Street Alley with performers from Kern Dance Alliance. BYP wants to thank all sponsors, partners and volunteers. To view all event photos, visit BYP's Facebook page.

Photos by April & Co.

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RENEWING MEMBERS Thank you to our members who have reinvested in the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Your continued support helps the Chamber continue its mission to ensure a healthy business climate for our community.

NOVEMBER 2019

11.14.19

Chamber After Hours Mixer 5:30 p.m. | The Hoffmann Hospice Home

11.19.19

Ambassador Committee

11.20.19

Governmental Review Council Lunch Meeting

11.21.19

BYP Holiday Mixer Elements Venue

11.22.19

Governmental Review Council | DARK

11.28.19 - 11.29.19

Chamber Closed | Thanksgiving

For more information about any of our events, committees or councils, visit bakochamber.com.

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Alternative Care – 1991 Bakersfield Hyundai – 2013 Bakersfield Jet Center by Loyds Aviation – 1991 Bakersfield Rack & Shelving – 2008 Bellissima Medical Aesthetics – 2018 Best Western Liberty Inn – 2002 Bureau of Land Management – 1993 Chain Cohn Stiles – 2014 Colliers International – 2011 Countryside Market & Restaurants – 2017 Culligan Water – 2017 DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers LLC – 1995 Dignity Health Community Wellness Center – 2016 Diversified Project Services International – 2008 Dmohowski Consulting Services – 2015 DS Services of America Sparkletts/DS Services of America – 2010 First Solutions Insurance Services – 1999 Gaskill Rose Luxury Home Builders – 1991 Greenlawn Southwest – 2011 Hodel's Country Dining – 1986 Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern – 2016 Independent Living Center of Kern County – 2017 Infinity Care Solutions, Inc. – 2018 Kern County Bar Association – 2010 Kern County Fire Department – 2011 Kern Literacy Council – 2012 Klein, DeNatale, Goldner et al – 1987 McCormick Biological, Inc. – 2016 McDonald's – 2018 Morgan Corporation – 1997 Murray Family Farms, Inc. – 2004 Padre Hotel, LP – 2009 Pinnacle Recruitment Services – 2017 Price Disposal – 1997 Rainbow Int. Restoration of

Bakersfield – 2018 Royal T Management – 1988 Service Master at Bakersfield – 2008 Stockdale Country Club – 2004 Strata Credit Union – 1997 Stria – 2005 Taft College Foundation – 2008 The Mark Restaurant – 2014 Trends Auto Collision Center – 2018 United States Cold Storage of California – 1993 Universal Urgent Care – 2016 Valley Children's Healthcare – 2012


CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE FOCUS 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairwoman of the Board Darlene Mohlke Castle & Cooke California, Inc. Chairman Elect of the Board Derek Jeffery KGET-TV 17 Vice Chair Public Policy & Political Action Rob Duchow Southern California Gas Company Vice Chair Economic Vitality Susan M. Benham Dignity Health Memorial Hospital Vice Chair Member Engagement Tasha Clayton Tel-Tec Security Systems, Inc. Vice Chair Leadership & Workforce Development Denise Newton Pacific Gas & Electric Company Treasurer Andy Paulden Brown Armstrong Accountants Member-at-Large Pritesh Patel Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center General Counsel Mark Bateman Young Wooldridge LLP

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Andy Anderson Aera Energy LLC Mary Barlow Kern County Superintendent of Schools Kristen Beall Watson Kern Community Foundation Sharlet Briggs Adventist Health Bakersfield Don Bynum Temblor Brewing LLC Bynum Inc. Dr. Sonya Christian Bakersfield College Leslie Golich Kaiser Permanente Kern County Rick Jhaj Countryside Construction/Countryside Markets Ken Keller Dignity Health Memorial Hospital Jacob Panero Varner Bros. Inc. G Riar Deprigo

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Nick Ortiz | President/CEO Jean Scheiber | Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer Cathy Albyn | Membership & Business Development Manager Patrice Black | Member Relations Coordinator Kaelyn Peterson | Manager, Policy & Public Affairs Hillary Haenes | Vice President, Member Engagement Sarah Hinzo | Executive Assistant, Leadership & Operations

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