Greg Bynum Honored

August 8, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

The John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Gregory D. Bynum at a dinner Thursday, Sept. 6, at Seven Oaks Country Club. Bynum, a lifelong resident of Bakersfield, has been involved in all facets of real estate for 35 years, including development or redevelopment of more than 1 million square feet of commercial and industrial space.

The sponsoring organization for the event, the Executive Advisory Council of California State University, Bakersfield's School of Business and Public Administration, is comprised of some 25 business and community leaders who provide advice and support to the school.

Proceeds from the event help to fund the John Brock Endowment, which provides scholarships for students in CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. Scholarships will be presented to this year's recipients at the dinner.

"Greg Bynum is a distinguished leader with extensive, long-standing community service," said Keith Brice, event chairman. "Greg deserves induction into this small fraternity of community giants who have greatly contributed to making 'life as it should be' in Bakersfield."

Bynum has led numerous initiatives for his alma mater, CSUB. His community service includes leadership positions with CSUB Foundation, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, North Bakersfield Rotary, Mercy Foundation, Greater Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lori Brock Jr. Museum, Kern County Taxpayers for Traffic Relief and the Bakersfield Aquatic Center.

Award recipients in the dinner's 19-year history are Lou and Sheryl Barbich, Jim Burke, Morgan Clayton, Joan Dezember, Ray Dezember, John Forney, Don Hart, Jimmie Icardo, Bob Karpe, George Martin, David Parker, Robert Price, John Pryor, the Rev. Glenn Puder, Mary K. Shell, Jerry Stanners, Joe D. Stevenson, Ray Watson, and the inspiration for the award, John Brock Sr.

Tickets for the event are $150 per person and can be purchased from CSUB School of Business and Public Administration. Corporate table sponsorships are also available. For more information and/or ticket purchases, please call (661) 654-2157.