Edward Sean Robinson is the President and CEO of the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce and an accomplished Community Social Work practitioner. A native of Detroit, Michigan, and raised in the heart of Ann Arbor’s historic community. Edward has lived in Bakersfield, California since 2018, after he relocated from Hampton, Virginia upon accepting employment as a Social Services Worker II for Kern County Aging & Adult services in the In-Home Supportive Services division. From his tenure with the agency to date, his hands-on, result-oriented servant leadership is focused on empowering communities to get the results they deserve. Edward emphasizes listening to the needs of the community members and stakeholders he serves.
Edward graduated from Hampton University with his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Criminology and is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work from the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. Edward proudly served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Rifleman, where the importance of teamwork, communication, and mission preparedness was reinforced.
With nearly a decade of experience working with nonprofit and government agencies in addressing community needs through civic involvement initiatives, Edward has proven to be a relentless advocate for the communities he has served. He has received numerous acknowledgments for his leadership, including being elected in 2019 as the Third General Trustee to the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association board on behalf of over 20,000 active, deferred, and retired members and their beneficiaries. Edward currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee with the Kern Initiative for Talent & Entrepreneurship (KITE). KITE works to create and share the resources entrepreneurs need in Kern County, California to answer their questions and solve their problems. Edward is also a Deacon at The Church of God- Bakersfield and serves as the Safety and Security team supervisor.