Paul Van Konynenburg
Paul Van Konynenburg is the managing partner of Britton Konynenburg Partners – a Global GAP certified sustainable producer of peaches, apples, cherries, almonds and apricots.
He was appointed to the Commission by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in August of 2017.
Mr. Van Konynenburg is experienced in regional public-private collaborations including serving on the executive committee of Opportunity Stanislaus and as Chairman of the Stanislaus County Economic Development and Workforce Alliance and the Stanislaus County Economic Development Corporation.
Additionally, he has advised many nonpartisan political campaigns and initiatives at the local and regional level. He has annually served in leadership of the Stanislaus County’s DC Collaborative, an organization that advocates for federal funding of regional public works projects in Washington DC. Working in collaboration with Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and labor unions, he has built coalitions based upon common interests and goals to achieve measurable results.
Mr. Van Konynenburg has served on the Board of Directors of various nonprofits including Stanislaus County Youth for Christ and Modesto Christian School. Additionally, he has served in leadership on the Modesto Chamber of Commerce Land Use and Transportation Committee as well as the Modesto Downtown Rotary Club.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the University of California, Davis. While at U.C. Davis he was involved in varsity athletics and student government and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s "Outstanding Senior" award.
He has been married to his wife, Sheila, since 1991. They have two sons, Landon and Jaxon.