CSUB to Honor Susan Hersberger with John Brock Community Service Award
The prestigious John Brock Community Service Award was recently presented to Susan C. Hersberger, public affairs director at Aera Energy LLC, one of California's largest oil producers.
Hersberger is responsible for coordinating community relations and external communication in Kern County and other Aera locations in the state. She has worked in the oil industry since 1990 when she joined Shell's California affiliate. Prior to that, she held a similar position in the telephone industry with Contel (now part of Verizon).
Active in civic affairs, Hersberger currently serves in Kern County on the leadership team of Greater Bakersfield Vision 2020 and as a director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the CSU Bakersfield School of Business and Public Administration and is a member the Rotary Club of Bakersfield. In Ventura County, Hersberger is a director of the Ventura County Economic Development Association.
"The committee was very excited to select Susan as this year's recipient," said Keith Brice, president of Mid State Development Corp. and selection committee member. "She embodies all that such a prestigious award is about. Her extensive record of community service is truly impressive."