Former California State Senator Jean Fuller added to Board of Directors
TEJON RANCH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2019--
Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE: TRC) today announced the addition of retired
State Senator Jean Fuller to the Board of Directors of Tejon Ranch Co.
She was added to the Board effective January 1, 2019, following a vote
Dr. Fuller, who lives in Bakersfield, CA, served two terms in the
California State Senate, from 2010 to 2018, when she was termed out.
Prior to her time in the State Senate, Fuller was twice elected to the
California State Assembly, serving from 2006 to 2010.
“We are very pleased to have Jean Fuller join our Board of Directors,”
said Gregory S. Bielli, president and CEO of Tejon Ranch Co. “Jean comes
with outstanding credentials. Not only does she have a reputation as a
problem solver who was able to work both sides of the aisle, her
extensive legislative experience touched many of the issues we deal with
During her time in the State Senate, Fuller served as Vice Chair of the
following committees: Senate Rules (interviews all governor appointees
for agency confirmation), Budget, Energy, Utilities and Communications,
Natural Resources and Water, Environmental Quality, and Governance and
Finance. Before being elected to the state legislature, Fuller served as
Superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District, the largest
district in the state at the time with more than 30,000 students, a
budget in excess of $100 million and 3,500 employees.
“I have lived with the legacy of Tejon Ranch since I was a small girl,
having lived and worked in both Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley,”
said Fuller. “I share the values of the Ranch and it’s vision. Tejon
Ranch is a rare treasure in California. I look forward to joining with
other board members to guide the Company as it unlocks that treasure for
the benefit of the community, California, and Tejon stockholders.”
Fuller earned a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a
master of public administration from California State University, Los
Angeles, and a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Fresno
State University. She has been married 46 years to Russell Fuller, the
now retired general manager of the Antelope Valley East Kern Water
Agency and former president of the State Water Contractors.
In addition to Fuller, the members of the Tejon Ranch Co. Board of
Directors include Board Chairman, Norman J. Metcalfe, and directors
Robert A. Alter, Steven A. Betts, Gregory S. Bielli, Anthony Leggio,
Geoffrey L. Stack, Daniel R. Tisch, and Michael H. Winer.
About Tejon Ranch Company (NYSE: TRC)
Tejon Ranch Company is a diversified real estate development and
agribusiness company, whose principal asset is its 270,000-acre land
holding located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles
south of Bakersfield. For more information on the company, visit www.tejonranch.com.
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