The Organization of Women Leaders and BPA co-hosted the Women in the Public Sector Panel Discussion on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Guest speakers included: Cheryl Scott, Leticia Perez and Lorelei Oviatt
Cheryl Scott is the Executive Director for the Kern Economic Development Foundation and Vice President of the Kern Economic Development Corporation. Scott has 25+ years in communications. marketing, and public/government affairs experience. Scott is freelance writer specializing in business and lifestyle articles for local and national platforms including: Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and her own blog FlutteringBy.Me. Scott is also active in a variety of local efforts including CSUB’s Global Outreach Committee and the Bakersfield College Foundation.
Lorelei Oviatt is the Director of Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department. Oviatt is responsible for expediting projects that permit over 12,000 MW of renewable energy in Kern County for wind, solar, and alternative fuels. Oviatt led a team on a 2.8 million acre project level EIR and Zoning amendment to streamline oil and gas permitting for Kern County and State agencies. Oviatt is a lecturer on public policy topics at CSUB.
Leticia Perez is the President of California State Association of Counties and the Kern County Supervisor for the 5th District. Perez is Governor Brown’s appointed member to the Board of State and and Community Corrections. Perez has received numerous awards for her partnership with local businesses, job developers, and community leaders while spearheading some of the county’s most innovative economic development projects. Her political career has been reported on by the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and she has been featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.