Trustee Kennedy was elected to the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees in 2012. Since 2002, he has owned Kennedy Consulting Services, a consulting firm that trains workforce professionals to improve services through staff and Board workshops. From 1979 until joining the VCCCD Board of Trustees, Trustee Kennedy was a Business Department Professor at Ventura College, teaching Macro and Microeconomic Theory, Management and Supervision, Marketing, and Human Resources Management. He previously served as the Director of the Oxnard College Job and Career Center and as Regional Manager and Job Service Manager with the State of California Employment Development Department.
Trustee Kennedy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at UC Santa Barbara, and his MBA at California Lutheran University. In service to the community, Trustee Kennedy has held leadership roles as President/Board of Directors with the American Red Cross, the County of Ventura Economic Development (CEDS), the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Rotary International, County of Ventura Management Council, Oxnard College Academic Senate, Employer Advisory Council, Chamber of Commerce, California Workforce Association, and the Oxnard College Foundation. He has been on the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance Board of Directors since 2012.
Trustee Kennedy is a Vietnam Era U.S. Navy Disabled Veteran, who is descended from 1885 Ojai pioneers. Trustee Kennedy and his wife Joanne live in Camarillo and have two grown daughters.