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Aera in the Community Sep 14, 2020

Bakersfield mayor proclaims Sept. 16, 2020, ‘Christina Sistrunk Day’

The honor comes as Sistrunk retires as Aera Energy’s president and CEO

The mayor of Bakersfield officially proclaimed Sept. 16, 2020, “Christina Sistrunk Day.”

Mayor Karen Goh issued the proclamation as Sistrunk prepares to retire Oct. 1 as president and CEO of Aera Energy.

Sistrunk and Hernandez

Christina Sistrunk (left) accepts the 2019 Distinguished Woman and Petroleum Advocate of the Year Award from Maria Hernandez, president of the California Latino Leadership Institute.

Addressing Sistrunk online, Goh declared the proclamation “in honor of your dedicated service and leadership as a trailblazer, mentor and advocate of economic mobility throughout Bakersfield and beyond.”

Goh said Sistrunk led the charge for Aera’s commitment to produce oil, “which enables millions of Californians to travel to work every day, allows business to grow and thrive and helps California-grown food to arrive at dinner tables.”

Goh thanked Sistrunk for her “resolute commitment to our community, both economically and socially.”

Sistrunk served as Aera’s top leader for the past five years. She will be succeeded by Erik Bartsch Oct. 1.

Sistrunk served on numerous boards and committees. She held multiple leadership positions during her Aera tenure, including as a member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.

Mayour Goh with City of Bakersfield seal

Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh issues a proclamation in honor of Christina Sistrunk, Aera’s retiring president and CEO.

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