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William Bourdeau

Farming Industry Advisor

I am a fifth-generation Central Valley native, born and raised in Coalinga, California. I have been around farming my entire life and currently work for Harris Farms overseeing over 20,000 acres of diversified crops. I received my bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. I also had the immense honor of serving in the Marine Corps, and am proud to be a U.S. veteran. I found that I have a great aptitude for numbers and decided to become a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant. I enjoy this career immensely and even taught accounting and economics at the local junior college, passing on my real world experiences to the next generation. In my career in the farming industry, I have become involved in many local organizations. I currently serve as the Vice Chair of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, Chair of the California Water Alliance, Chair of San Joaquin Valley Sun, Director at the Westland Water District and a Board member of the Fresno State Agricultural Foundation.

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William Bourdeau