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published on February 2, 2018 - 6:30 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

ENGINGEERING

TETER, LLP, the largest Architectural and Engineering firm headquartered in the San Joaquin Valley, announces the promotion of four (4) TETER staff to “ASSOCIATE” status: Dana Stahl, Stuart Hendricks, Eric Bailey, and Lee Avila.

Dana Stahl, a licensed architect with over forty (40) years of building design experience, is an invaluable resource. As a new Associate, Mr. Stahl will further leverage his knowledge to benefit clients and staff.

Stuart Hendricks, a licensed architect and a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), has provided technical knowledge in construction documents, code compliance, and disabled access for over twenty (20) years. Continually improving the process of creating quality construction documents will be Mr. Hendricks’ focus as an Associate.

Eric Bailey, a licensed structural engineer, is the “go to” structural expert for designing public education buildings. For almost twenty (20) years, K12 clients and contractors have relied upon Mr. Bailey’s budget-conscious structural solutions for their facilities.

• Lee Avila, a licensed architect with an emphasis in healthcare, has worked with hospitals for twenty (20) years to design their medical facilities. Mr. Avila’s specialized healthcare design experience and promotion as Associate enables him to mentor and provide higher-level leadership to staff.

BANKING

James M. Ford, president and CEO of Central Valley Community Bank, announced the addition of a new executive level position for the Bank, naming James Kim as executive vice president, chief administrative officer. Kim joins Central Valley Community Bank with over 15 years of bank leadership expertise most recently serving in the positions of controller, chief operations officer, chief financial officer and chief executive officer for financial institutions in the Greater Sacramento Region. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, regulatory reporting, balance sheet management, human resource management, and client service. Kim began his career working for a Big Six accountancy firm in Sacramento after receiving his MBA and BS in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento. In his new role, Kim will head the Bank’s Administrative Division overseeing central operations, information technology and facilities management among other executive areas of responsibility.

Ford also announced the addition of Gary Litzsinger, senior vice president, senior risk manager. Litzsinger joins Central Valley Community Bank with over 25 years of financial compliance, risk, audit and risk management experience in addition to a strong background in accounting. In his role, he is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management program, which includes managing risk exposure derived from all banking activities. Litzsinger is based out of Folsom and can be reached directly at (916) 293-4929.

REAL ESTATE

Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial announced the addition of Ashley Hustedde Missel to the Fresno office as a sales associate where she will be specializing in selling and leasing office properties. She was previously a commercial real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Savannah, Georgia, born and raised in California’s Central Valley, and is a graduate of FIDM San Francisco.

RECYCLING

Kevin Dillon, co-founder, chief marketing officer and chief sales officer of Fresno-based ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, described the current state of electronics recycling and data destruction and how ERI has managed to continue its steady growth at the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 2018 in Salzburg, Austria earlier this month. Dillon’s talk was part of a panel titled “Impact of Data Security and Reverse Management Solutions,” for which he shared the stage with Linda Li of Hong Kong’s Li Tong Group. Li shared a talk titled “The Benefits of a Strong Reverse Supply Chain Management Solution.”

SMALL BUSINESS

After successfully launching the Move To End DV nonprofit in 2016 as a result of viral exposure and support from the public, Meathead Movers CEO Aaron Steed (has announced his spot on the board of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Upon joining the board, Steed gifted the Move To End DV foundation and platform to NCADV to continue to spearhead the initiative and grow the available resources for those in need.

Moe Bagunu, general manager of Fresno’s Manchester Center, has been sworn in as the chairman of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2018. He replaces outgoing chair Anna Brooks of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The Chamber also named Leslie Beninga, sales executive with Marriott International, as its Ambassador the Year. The following board members were also sworn in: Robert Arendt, Bill Avakian, Wendy Batti, Keri Bennitt, Greg Bethke, Richard Braden, Anna Brooks, Rich Caglia, Cary Catalano, Joe Denham, Brian Domingos, Lee Ann Eager, Patty Hixson, Angela Hiyama, David Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman, Debbie Hunsaker, Scott Miller, Kris Porter, Mark Riley, Al Solis, Haley Wagner, Ian Wieland, Jennette Williams and Lydia Zabrycki.

The Tulare Chamber of Commerce has announced its man, woman and businesses of the year. This year’s winners are:

– Man of the year: David Eddy is a certified public accountant at 

Adair & Evans accounting and also is treasurer for the Tulare Joint Union High School District Foundation board of directors. 

– Woman of the year: Lori Cardoza is a trustee for the College of the Sequoias board of directors and a past president.  She and her husband, David, own Cardoza Company LLC.

– Small business of the year: the dental office of Patricia J. Drilling. 

– Large business of the year: Galaxy Theatres.

– Female youth of the year: Meghan Oliveira.

– Male youth of the year: Evan Garcia.

LEGAL

The law firm of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, headquartered in Westlake Village California, with an office in Fresno, which specializes in workers’ compensation defense, is undergoing a name change. With the retirement of senior partner Todd Kelly, the firm has announced that long-time senior partners Amanda Agavni Manukian and John M. Langevin will now share the masthead as the New Year begins. Established in 1987 by workers’ compensation litigation attorney John B. Floyd, over the years the firm of Floyd, Skeren, Manukian and Langevin has expanded to offices in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo as well as Pasadena and Riverside, Long Beach, Orange and San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento and Oakland. Their criminal defense division is located in Beverly Hills. Now a multi-service law firm, Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin offers a broad range of legal expertise pertaining to workers’ compensation claims, criminal cases, employment and labor law, business law and family law.

HEALTH CARE

Carol Reeves, CNM, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, has joined the Family HealthCare Network team, and is accepting new patients at the Hanford Health Center. 


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