GENE ALAN LUNDQUIST, cotton company executive; b. Bakersfield, CA, Feb. 25, 1943; s. Felix Waldemar and Elsie Geneva (Bartlett) Lundquist; m. Linda Smothermon (1966); 1 child, Nels Eric; m. Susan Randour (1998); 2 stepchildren, Sean and Brian Sibert. BS, Colorado State University, 1964.
Information Specialist, Calcot, Ltd., Bakersfield, 1969-1971; Field Representative, 1971-1974; Assistant Vice President, 1974-1977; Assistant Vice President/Corporate Secretary 1977-1980; Vice President/Corporate Secretary 1980-2003; Vice President Public & Legislative Affairs/Corporate Secretary 2003-2005.
Board of Directors California Farm Water Coalition, Director and Past Chairman of the Water Association of Kern County; appointed California Governor’s Agricultural Summit; Board of Directors & Chairman of the Agricultural Council of California 1999-2001.
Board of Directors Kern County Water Agency (elected position) 1975-1991 and 1996--; Board of Directors Bakersfield Salvation Army, 1985-1988;
With the US Army, 1965-1967. Decorated, Army Commendation Medal; California Agricultural Leadership Foundation Fellow, 1973-1975; Member of the Cotton Board (alternate director 1984-2000); National Cotton Council of America (delegate1984-2004); California Cotton Growers Association (advisory committee 1976-2005); California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors (advisory committee 1976-2005).
Republican. Avocations: golf, tennis, running, and reading.
Awards: Kern County Farm Bureau Ag Merit award for career contributions to agriculture, 2003; Pioneer Award from the California Grower Owned Gins Association, 2005.