Bernard Ashcraft

Bernard Ashcraft

Bernard Ashcraft

Mr. Ashcraft has more than 30 years of experience with outstanding achievements in executive management, political campaign management, community development, and small business development.  His experience includes managing and administrating such programs as labor relations, and M/WBE management. Mr. Ashcraft has demonstrated expertise as both a community leader with the ability to arbitrate between disaffected groups and as a political strategist serving as adviser to several elected officials and proposition committees needing community support. Mr. Ashcraft currently serves on the National Association of Minority Contractors San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter Agency Alliance Committee.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Founder, CEO of the Bay Area Business Roundtable.  Implemented the Urban Assistance Clearinghouse (UAC) to increase the participation of small, local, and emerging businesses on public agency contracts.

Planned, developed, implemented a Regional Technical Training Center (RTTC), a workforce development agency on a former Naval Base in Oakland, California. (Developed, implemented the first green jobs training project in the Bay Area) (Developed, Implemented the first and only community based Biotechnology jobs training project in the country).

Served as M/WBE consultant on the first phase of the $100 million Horton Plaza Project in San Diego,  California.

Founder, Director of the Black Action Committee (Action Enterprises Development) in San Diego,   California.

Associate Director, Employment Services, San Diego Urban League

EDUCATION:

Masters Degree, Public Administration, National University, San Diego, California.

Memberships include Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce; World Affairs Council of San Francisco, and Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

Lecturer at San Diego State University, Washington State University, and University of California, San Diego.

Recipient of numerous awards including Bernard Ashcraft Day in San Diego, California.