Fresno County Farm Bureau Staff
Ryan Jacobsen, CEO
Ryan Jacobsen, of Easton, is the CEO for FCFB.
Jacobsen is no stranger to Farm Bureau or agriculture. He is the fourth generation of two Fresno County farm families and previously served as FCFB's governmental affairs coordinator and as the organization's membership coordinator, beginning in 2004.
Jacobsen is an honors graduate of California State University, Fresno with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in animal science. While at Fresno State, Jacobsen served two terms as associated student body president and was recognized as the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Dean's Medalist and Craig School of Business Graduate Dean's Medalist.
He currently serves as president of the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors, secretary/treasurer of the Kings River Water Association, chair of Fresno County's Agricultural Lands Conservation Committee, and serves on the boards of California Farmland Trust and the Rotary Club of Fresno.
Ryan is married to Ashley, and they have three sons: Maverick, Ranger and Trooper.
Kayleena Speakman, Communications & Operations Manager
Kayleena Speakman, of Clovis, is the Communications and Operations Manager for FCFB.
Speakman came to FCFB in August 2019 with experience in communications, marketing and public relations. She graduated from Fresno State with her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting. She formally worked as a television reporter, as well as a communications specialist at a business non-profit.
Additionally, she has experience working in politics as a campaign manager for a few county-wide races.
Erica Bowles, Member Relations Manager
Erica Bowles is the Member Relations Manager for FCFB.
Bowles joined the FCFB team in May 2021 with experience in communications and public relations. She graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications and a certificate in Agricultural Leadership. During her time at the university, she participated on the livestock judging team.
She has intern experience with an animal health company, a national agricultural non-profit, as well as an agriculture radio company. Additionally, she has a background in customer service and sales.