Posted December 4, 2018 in Membership
Each year the Bert Rosenthal Committee meets and makes nominations for recipients of the Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award. The industry’s most prestigious award is presented to an individual who, through the years, has given the utmost of service and dedication in promoting our industry.
We are proud to announce the 2018 recipient of the Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award is Chad Barger!
Chad was born in the Central Valley of California and raised on a fine mix of God, patriotism and country music. Shortly after high school, Chad took a job with a private investigator at a local law firm. For two years, Chad learned the ropes of private investigations, process serving and the court system, while attending Bakersfield College and studying Criminal Justice. Shortly after college, Chad accepted a job with a Bakersfield attorney service as their branch manager. After bringing that company to new heights, Chad realized he had a knack for the legal support profession and opened Attorney’s Certified Service in Bakersfield with his grandfather, Charles, in 1994. A year after opening his business, Chad was struggling to make ends meet. Friends told him that the Kern County Sheriff’s Department was hiring, so he threw his hat in the ring and applied. In 1995, Chad was hired by the department and worked in a variety of assignments including the county jail, local patrol, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) and lastly, at the Sheriff’s Academy teaching restraint techniques, cell extraction and stun gun procedures.
Chad became a member of CAPPS/CALSPro in 1994. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2007, and has served as a two term President, Vice President, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Continuing Education Vice Chair, Area Governor, Website Committee Chair, Conference Committee and is currently serving as the Legislative Committee Chairman. Chad credits his success to the people he surrounds himself with. Like-minded, goal-oriented individuals that challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to speak what’s on their mind.
Even with an extremely busy life, Chad has always put God and his family first. His wife Belinda and three children, Caleb, Jacob and Hannah are his real treasures. He enjoys spending time anywhere with his family, but especially at their family cabin at Bass Lake or at the family condo in Avila Beach. He also enjoys hunting and fishing but especially enjoys fly fishing with his boys and close friends in very remote places of California, Alaska and Montana.
Chad has had great success as a leader within CALSPro with his ability to relate to members and inspire them to help push the profession forward. He cherishes the relationships he’s made and the new business opportunities his involvement in this association has brought him.
A big congratulations Chad Barger, the 2018 recipient of the Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award! Thank you for your endless dedication to the association. We appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for CALSPro.