published on April 22, 2016 - 9:41 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


The Fresno County Office of Education honored three employees at its annual 2016 Pillar Awards on April 14. The recipients were chosen from nominations received by managers and colleagues of outstanding FCOE staff. The winners are: Shoufie Nakamura for School Employee of the Year. Nakamura is an accountant in the Migrant Education department; Darla Beeson for Administrator of the Year. Beeson is a special education program manager at Monte Vista School in Reedley; and Maria Falcon for Teacher of the Year. Falcon is a teacher at the Metro Adult Transition Program at Fresno Pacific University.


JTS (Johanson Transportation Service), a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider, announces that Matt Holt, customer service lead, and Shawn Dhillon, carrier procurement lead, were granted the designation of Certified Transportation Brokers (CTB) by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). The exam tests the knowledge of participants on brokerage, ethics, contracts, pricing, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the latest trends in transportation and business management. Holt has been working with JTS for eight years and Dhillon is a five-year veteran with the company.


Colliers International would like to welcome Charlie Schuh as the newest member of the Commercial Industrial Department in Fresno. After graduating from UCLA he worked for eight years in direct business-to-business sales, first with a Xerox-affiliated company in the greater Los Angeles area and then with a local Fresno mechanical contractor.


Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced that Weston Anderson has been hired as district representative in Vidak’s Hanford office, effective April 4. Anderson most recently worked as a sub-foreman at Labor-Time in Huron, where he assisted in the shipping process for different produce seasons and was responsible for cold storage food safety.


HealthCare California has announced the appointment of Tracie D. Espinola to the position of intake coordinator.


Primex Farms announced the appointment of Dan Bissett to grower relations representative. In his new role, Bissett will serve as the chief liaison with growers throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Foremost in his responsibilities will be maintaining two-way communication – advising growers on harvest timing and reporting, and best ag practices, as well as monitoring area-wide annual crop development to keep plant managers informed about crop size, quality and delivery.

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