Pat McCready

Pat McCready, Chairman

Pat is a founding member of the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation. He began as Treasurer in 2012 and has been Chairman since 2016. He currently serves as Senior Manager for Accenture LLP, a management consulting and professional services company. Previously he served in various senior financial management roles primarily in the electronics industry, most recently with MaxLinear. Pat has an Accountancy degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of Financial Executives International. He lives in Carlsbad.

Frank Whitton

Frank Whitton, Chairman Emeritus

Frank has been a Carlsbad resident since 1996, and has lived in North County for almost 50 years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Frank was commissioned into the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. Frank retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years as a Lt. Colonel. His second career included being appointed Associated Dean for San Diego Community College District in charge of two schools at the Naval Training Center.

Frank has served on the Carlsbad Traffic Commission, Planning Commission, and Juvenile Justice Panel. In 2013, he founded the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation. In 2015, he was recognized as Carlsbad Citizen of the Year. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Army/Navy Academy, currently serves as Chairman of the Bertelsen Scholarship Committee, served as President of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of San Diego County, and has held dozens of other leadership positions in multiple organizations. Frank enjoys family, church, and golf.

Bill Baer

Bill Baer

Bill has been a resident of Carlsbad since 1973. He worked for the City of Carlsbad in the Information Technology department for 27 years; part of that time was in supporting the Fire department’s technology needs. He now has his own IT consulting business, helping individuals and small businesses. He is married to Janice, his wife of 18 years. They have two sons, Jacob and Nicholas, who attend Carlsbad schools.

Bill likes to sail, hike and bike- anything to get outdoors.  He is also a member of the Carlsbad Rotary Club which helps both the local and global community.

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