published on January 20, 2017 - 3:46 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


In California JTS (Johanson Transportation Service), a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider, announced that Suzanna Oakley has been hired as carrier relations coordinator in the carrier relations department.

She will assist the department with carrier onboarding processes, insurance management and tracking fraudulent carrier activities in the marketplace in support of the company’s carrier qualification process. Prior to starting her career in logistics, Oakley worked in elementary education. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Fresno State as well as a certificate in serving at-risk youth and cultural competency.

RETAIL, the popular review website, announced the hiring of Nicola Balkind as the new community ambassador for Fresnoin California. The community ambassador position within Yelp doesn’t include ad sales, but rather Balkind was hired to shine a light on the regional offerings to be found locally and to connect people with local businesses in the Fresno area.

Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial and Retail California have announced the top producers for 2016: Salesperson of the Year was Lewis Smith, senior vice president specializing in retail properties; followed by Ethan Smith, SIOR, senior vice president specializing in industrial properties; Phil Souza, senior vice president specializing in office properties; Jeremy Reed, senior vice president specializing in office properties; and Peter Orlando, senior vice president specializing in retail properties.

Dr. Julia Krechter, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Physicians Network in Hanford and Adventist Health / Community Care in Riverdale. Dr. Krechter has more than 20 years of clinical experience and recently cared for patients in Kona, Hawaii.

Adventist Health Community Care – Oakhurst is excited to now offer OB-GYN services to women in the foothills region. Dr. Jonathan J. Mayer has joined Dr. Stephen DeSantis – board-certified general surgeon – in offering specialty care at the clinic along Highway 41 south of Oakhurst.

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