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Dave is president and CEO of The Marcom Group and, founded in 1998, and has built the company into one of the most well-respected advertising, marketing, and web development agencies in California’s Central Valley. Dave is a problem-solver—there’s no challenge he’s not willing to meet for a client. If he doesn’t have a solution for you, he’ll find it through one of his extensive connections in the business community. Over his career, he has worked with many well-established businesses, including Rain For Rent, John Soules Foods, Aera Energy, Castle & Cooke, Golden Empire Transit, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Grimmway Farms, Kern County Department of Human Services, and Tejon Ranch.

Before establishing The Marcom Group, Dave observed business leaders and other professionals. He learned what made them successful and even unsuccessful, giving him lessons he would later apply to his businesses. He understands the value of discipline, punctuality, and networking in a professional environment. Using that knowledge and an extensive skill set, he has made Marcom a recognized leader in the creative industry. Dave is experienced in every aspect of the advertising trade, from sales and marketing to graphic design and web development. Never afraid to learn something new, he continues to build on his professional skills. Dave graduated from Leadership Bakersfield in 2003, which gave him a better understanding of his community and his role in it and he has focused on that community experience ever since.

He is, or has been, a member of many non-profit boards through the years: Rotary Club of Bakersfield, Past President of Petroleum Club of Bakersfield (2010-2021), Children’s’ Advocates Resource Endowment, Victory Family Services, Active 20-30 Club, and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. He is also a partner of Kern EDC and is on the advisory councils of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and Bakersfield College Art Department.

Dave is also co-owner of Valley Ag Voice, a Landmark Forum Curriculum for Living graduate, and was a nominee for Beautiful Bakersfield’s Business Person of the Year for 2020.

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