published on February 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials are excited to welcome Marketing Manager Brandy Gamoning to the team. Gamoning comes to the zoo with over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from University of California, Berkeley. She will oversee the Zoo’s advertising efforts, media relations, and marketing materials to further its mission in the local community and beyond.


RE/MAX Gold has announced that REALTOR® Ricardo Reyes is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Reyes brings to the office more than 3 years of local real estate and specializes in both first-time buyers and move-up sales. Reyes, who is bilingual in Spanish, can be reached at (559) 723-8048 or by email at


Dustin Lee, SE has become a partner at Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc. Lee is an up-and-coming leader of the company and is expanding the Building Division in the Central Valley. Lee has extensive experience in structural design and project management for schools, public safety, and commercial buildings. Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group is also pleased to announce the following promotions and achievements: Shawn Cullers, SE, Partner, has been promoted to Associate Engineer. Chris Ingle, SE successfully passed the California Structural Engineering Exam and has been promoted to Senior Engineer. He joins Cornerstone’s six other licensed Structural Engineers.


Proper Defense Law Corporation is proud to announce that attorney Justin Vecchiarelli has joined the firm as a Partner and will be leading Proper Defense’s newly created Civil Law Division. Proper Defense will be expanding its services from criminal defense and juvenile law to now include assisting business and individuals with defending their rights in the areas of business law, labor and employment, civil litigation, OSHA matters and white collar criminal matters.

Sutton Hague Law Corporation is pleased to announce the association of attorneys Brett A. “Gil” Gilstrap and Kevin B. Piercy.


Aries Industries, the industry leader in state-of-the-art equipment for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure, has strengthened its market outreach with the hiring of Kevin Hastings as its Western Regional Sales Manager. Based in the company’s Fresno office, Hastings brings 13 years of broad-based knowledge in the underground inspection industry to Aries Industries.


Stephanie Wragg, PhD joins California Health Sciences University as the Director of Institutional Assessment, Effectiveness and Research. Dr. Wragg holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, with postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford.

Mary Solis, MA, BSN, RN joins California Health Sciences University, College of Pharmacy as the Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences. Mary graduated from California State University, Fresno and has over 46 years of working in clinical environments.

Chris Burns, PhD, NRAEMT joins California Health Sciences University, College of Osteopathic Medicine as Chair of Biomedical Education. Dr. Burns earned his B.Sc. at McGill University in Canada, his doctorate at Indiana University, and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Mahboob Qureshi, MD, MPH, PhD joins California Health Sciences University, College of Osteopathic Medicine as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Qureshi earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Dhaka Medical College and received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Immunology from the University of Ryukyus, School of Medicine.


Congratulations to the 2019 Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Award Winners. Please make plans to join us at the Awards Gala on Feb. 23 at Reedley College. Tickets are now on sale at the Chamber Office. CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Danny Jimenez; JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Roberto Campos — Reedley High School; LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Adventist Health; SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash; ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Jordan Urbano — Valley Fight Series; EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: Kirby Kauk — Reedley High; HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Dr. Cindy Tang — United Health Centers; SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Dana Boss — United Health Centers; REEDLEY BEAUTIFICATION AWARD: Neil & Charity Thonesen — Base Consulting Group Inc.

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