published on April 8, 2016 - 10:19 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


Traci Fullerton, secretary to the superintendent of Central Union Elementary School District in Kings County, received the Confidential Employee of the Year award from the Association of California School Administrators for her achievement and dedication to public education.

Cara Peracchi Douglas recently joined Fresno State’s Craig School of Business as the director of the Development Office. Before that, she served as chief business communications officer for the City of San Jose, responsible for creating and implementing strategic marketing communications for the business community. She was a “Pride of San Jose” mayoral award honoree for the highest level of public service and commitment, and also launched the award-winning brand “Wickedly-Fast Wi-Fi” for the nation’s fastest free outdoor Wi-Fi network for all residents and visitors.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced the 2015 winner of the Eastern District of California Outstanding Investigator Award to recognize outstanding collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement in addressing public safety issues in this region. The award goes to Fresno Police Detective David Fries for his work on cases of sex trafficking of minors.

Joseph D. Hughes, managing partner at the law firm of Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb and Kimball, LLP, recently received a Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rating. Exclusively developed and assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, ratings are considered valuable benchmarks intended for use by members of the profession. Hughes joined KDG in 2006 and focuses his practice in the areas of water and public agency law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993 after obtaining his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law that same year.  


John Stall is the new general sales manager for Ventura Broadcasting/ME-TV of Fresno. John has more than 30 years of management experience with CBS, NBC, CW and Fox TV affiliates throughout Northern California.


Jim Haron is the winner of the Al Allen Downtown Leadership Award recently presented by the Downtown Fresno Partnership. Haron is the owner of Haron Jaguar & Land Rover in Fresno.


The City of Madera Police Department has chosen Lacy Burleson as the Non-sworn Employee of the Year. Burleson serves as the department’s analyst, responsible for identifying and tracking crime trends, collecting and reporting crime statistics.


Mark Rarang has joined the Fresno office of Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate.


Johanson Transportation Service, a leading third-party logistics provider, announced the promotion of several staff members in its Fresno Perishable division: Jeff Mosqueda was promoted to the position of manager of the Perishable Division in Fresno. He will focus on sales and business development and will oversee perishable freight sales, daily operations and staffing. Shawn Dhillon was promoted to carrier procurement lead. He will lead, motivate and supervise the carrier sales team and develop the carrier sales organizational structure. Matt Holt was promoted to customer service lead. As main point of contact for assigned customers, he will also be responsible for building and developing the customer base, problem resolution and positive customer interactions. Pete Donlon was promoted to data analyst. He will be responsible for research and analysis of freight costs, creation and evaluation of data to drive business decisions.

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