It’s with great honor and excitement that we introduce you to our 2024 KCHCC Chairman of the Board, Sal Saavedra, CPA. 

Salvador (Sal) Saavedra graduated from California State University, Bakersfield in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting. Salvador was granted his CPA license in 2011.

He started his career with Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock in 2007 as an intern. His dedication and strong work ethic opened the door for him to become a partner in July 2021.

Sal’s professional experience includes assisting businesses and their owners with income tax planning and compliance in a variety of industries including healthcare, wholesale, agriculture, real estate, oil service, and professional service industries.

His understanding of Kern County’s small business economy attracted him to become more involved with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Sal started his involvement as a board member which led him to being installed as the 2024 KCHCC Chairman of the Board.

His involvement beams through assisting in community events such as the annual Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pozole Cook-Off and Dia de Los Muertos. He lends his professional expertise as a member of the annual Installation and Business Awards Gala and excels as a trusted advisor on the organization’s Finance Committee.   

Sal is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has previously held several positions at the state and local levels for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants including President of the Bakersfield Chapter and Chair of the Bakersfield Chapter Taxation Committee. He is also an active participant of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce annual Statewide Conference.

Sal enjoys staying active playing sports and participating in local running events.  Some of his favorite local running events include Mr. Toad’s Wild Run, Volkslauf  Marine Corps 10K Mud Run, Mud Factor, and the Bakersfield Half-Marathon held at CSUB.

“The impact that the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce makes in our community each year is tremendous,” Saavedra says. “As the incoming chairman of the board I want to foster more partnerships and collaborations with our members, local leaders and community based organizations. I believe we can enrich more business owners and individuals with the knowledge on financial literacy and overall successful business growth. Together, we will continue to make Kern County’s economy thrive as well as feed and fuel the world.”