Jeff Bell Elected as New Foundation Board Chair

Jeffrey Bell

Jeff Bell, new Foundation Board Chair


Jeffrey Bell, CFP, AAMS, a local financial advisor with Edward Jones, was elected to serve as the current chair of the BC Foundation Board of Directors, replacing Karen Thompson, a local broker with Cushman and Wakefield, Pacific, a commercial real estate firm here in Bakersfield. Jeff has been a member of the Board since 2011, recently serving as 1st Vice Chair.


In 1999, Jeff began his career with Edward Jones as a financial advisor immediately following his graduation from Brigham Young University. He was privileged to grow up in multiple communities throughout our country and the world as a result of his father’s service as a member of the U.S. Air Force, but Jeff and his wife, Amy, have lived in Bakersfield since 1999 and consider it their adopted home. Married since 1997, they have 5 children together and are active in their church and numerous other organizations here in Bakersfield.


Marko S. Zaninovich takes over as Vice Chair of the Foundation Board.  The BC Foundation has been in existence since 1975 and manages approximately $41 million in assets.