Melinda Brown, Vice President of Business Development, has been at Kern Economic Development Corporation, Bakersfield, California, since October 2004. Her primary focus is developing and promoting transportation, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and value-added agriculture industries. As vice president of business development, she has attracted numerous companies, including several Fortune 1000 organizations, to locate or expand their operations in Kern County.
Ms. Brown has also been a leader in the business retention and expansion program within the organization. Melinda is actively involved with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Kern Transportation Foundation, Westside Energy Services Training (WESTEC), and the California Central Valley Economic Development.