Barbara Grimm-Marshall was recognized by Senator Jean Fuller as the 18th State Senate District Woman of the Year at a ceremony in April 2012 at the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard in Bakersfield.
“Barbara is the embodiment of a woman who has an exemplary record of professional and civic leadership,” said Fuller. “She has done an amazing job of providing local students with the opportunity to develop skills that will prepare them for academic success and future endeavors, through both the Grimmway Academy and the Edible Schoolyard program!”
Barbara Grimm-Marshall is co-owner of Grimmway Enterprises, the world’s largest grower, packer and shipper of fresh, processed and frozen carrots as well as Cal-Organic Farms, the largest organic farming operation in the state of California. She earned her B.A. from Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri, and a law degree from Western State University of Law in Fullerton, California.
Professionally, she has worked as a real estate government relations specialist and administered community development block grant programs for the City of Palm Springs. She then ran her own consulting business, Grimm & Associates, specializing in employee training programs. Grimm-Marshall currently serves as the CEO of the Grimm Family Education Foundation.
Each year since 1987, the California State Senate honors remarkable women from throughout the state whose contributions significantly impacts the lives of others and improves the quality of life for the people within their community. Senator Fuller, joined by Barbara’s friends and family, gathered to honor her many achievements.