published on December 22, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


The Downtown Fresno Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of directors. These individuals represent both assessment members and stakeholders within our district boundaries and each are engaged in Downtown Fresno’s growth. They will begin their three-year term of service with the first meeting in the 2018 calendar year: Mark Astone – Property Owner: 1466 Van Ness -Business Owner: Catalyst Marketing; John Ostlund – Property Owner: 1415 Fulton St -Business Owner: One Putt Broadcasting; Scott Anderson – Property Owner: 855 M St, 1015 Fulton St, Vice President – The Penstar Group; and Kyle Kirkland – Business Owner: Club One Casino.


Janet Young is the Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s Einar Cook Award Recipient for 2017. Dr. Young recently retired as the superintendent of Clovis Unified School District with a very notable, 40-year tenure. The award is named for Einar Cook, a lifelong Clovis businessman who served Clovis Unified School District, Clovis Community Hospital and many other causes.


On December 12, 2017, the Chowchilla City Council voted to appoint Dennis Haworth as mayor and Ray Barragan as mayor pro tem. Outgoing Mayor Mary “Trinket” Gaumnitz was presented with a plaque and gavel in recognition of her service. As new mayor, Dennis Haworth brings to the position almost ten years on the Council, having been elected in 2008. No stranger to the job of mayor, Haworth served in that capacity in 2013. New Mayor Pro Tem Ray Barragan was elected to the Council in 2016. He is a local business owner with a strong commitment toward youth activities and community growth.


Diana Giraldo has been named communications manager for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. Giraldo is a recent graduate of the mass communication and journalism department at Fresno State.


Adventist Health — a non-profit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii — is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joe Reppert to chief financial officer of the health system. In his new role, Reppert will be responsible for articulating and ensuring the health care organization’s financial leadership to leverage its goals into the communities it serves.

Fresno-based IT Strategy is proud to announce that as of Dec. 1, it has officially changed its name to Breadcrumb Cybersecurity. The name change is part of a re-branding initiative designed to better align the brand with its mission. “Knowing how to keep hackers out starts with knowing how they get in. We at Breadcrumb know how to follow the trail because evidence is everywhere. 2017 was a banner year for us. We experienced nearly 300% growth in our penetration testing and assessment services, giving our customers real world examples and strategies for how their security weaknesses could be exploited,” says Brian Horton, Breadcrumb CEO.


Premier Valley Bank in Fresno has announced the following new hires: Tiffany Gunsorek, Vice President, WAS Market Leader; and Steven Campos, CPS Solutions Consultant.

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