published on March 2, 2017 - 7:28 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a couple of Fresno residents to serve on the California Workforce Development Board.


Lee Ann Eager, president and CEO of the Fresno County Economic Development Corp., and Charles Riojas, longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100, will serve on the board that oversees the state’s workforce investment program.

Eager, 61, has helmed the Fresno County EDC since 2009. An attorney, she practiced with Lang, Richert and Patch from 2005 to 2009, and served as executive director at Rape Counseling Service of Fresno from 1988 to 2000.

A Democrat, Eager is a co-chair of the California Central Valley Economic Development Corp. and a member of the California International Trade and Investment Council and California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley board of directors. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis.

Riojas, 52, has been a member of the IBEW, Local 10 since 1987. He was executive board president of the IBEW from 2004 to 2008, where he was treasurer from 1998 to 2001. Riojas is also a Democrat.


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