published on September 23, 2022 - 12:00 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

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FOUNDATIONS

Central Valley Community Foundation in Fresno is welcoming a new grants and contracts manager, Anna Jen.

“I’m excited to be back home in Fresno after over a decade away, and to be part of CVCF! I’ve learned so much already from the amazing people that work here, and look forward to supporting the Impact Team’s initiatives, as well as establishing systems and processes to help make our grantmaking more streamlined and equitable. Grateful to be part of this work!”

EDUCATION

Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval announced Nathan Moore as the newest appointment to the University Advisory Board. Moore is president of Fresno-based AGAPE Planning Partners, a boutique financial planning firm. 

Raised in Portland, Oregon, Moore moved to Fresno in 1994 when he began his college journey at Fresno State. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1999. After completing a certificate program in financial planning from the Craig School of Business, Moore began his career as a financial planner.

Moore is passionate about mentoring and investing his time to improve the lives of young people. He has volunteered with several community organizations that work with youth — focusing on preventing human trafficking with Mollie’s House, mentoring fifth and sixth grade boys with Kratt Elementary’s Young Men of Character, and mentoring incarcerated youth. He also volunteers as a chaplain with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

“People often complain about ‘kids these days,’ but rarely take the time to pour into their lives,” Moore said. “I’ve heard a saying: ‘What they see is what they’ll be, and what we show is what they’ll know.’  I simply want to do my part to secure a better future for us all. A brighter tomorrow starts with today’s youth.”

Giving back to his community isn’t new to Moore. During his time as a Fresno State student, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Volunteer Bureau of Fresno County in 1999. A McNair Scholar, he helped organize the Peach Blossom Festival and coordinated student activities and events with University Student Union Productions.

The University Advisory Board is a panel of community members that provides strategic input on the development of the University. Members generally serve three-year terms. Board members serve in an advisory capacity and provide counsel and advice to the president.

Moore lives in Fresno with his wife, Deseray, and their three children. He is known as “Pops” to three granddaughters. Carrying on the family tradition, Moore’s son Dominic just started at Fresno State as a freshman majoring in psychology.

REAL ESTATE

Tatevik Hovahannisyan announced a new position as the director of leasing and real estate compliance at Bitwise Industries. She previously worked as an events coordinator for the Downtown Fresno Partnership, according to her LinkedIn page.

BANKING

Touradj Etezadi announced a new position as senior vice president, relationship manager at Bank of the Sierra. He previously worked as a vice president for Citizens Business Bank, according to his LinkedIn page.

LEGAL

Longtime Fresno attorney and titan of the legal community Larry Wayte recently retired as a practicing attorney at McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte and Carruth, a firm he helped found and grow since 1963.

RECYCLING

ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, announced today that due to steadily continued growth, it is looking to expand its nationwide sales and marketing team with an open call to sales professionals. 

It has immediate openings currently available.  

“We have seen continued increasing demand for our industry-leading ITAD and electronic waste recycling services,” said ERI’s Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sales Officer, Kevin Dillon.  “We continue to grow exponentially and are implementing additional infrastructure growth measures to meet global demand. E-Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today and the need to responsibly recycle electronics has never been greater. We’re proud to continue offering flexible, rewarding, green jobs across the nation and seek likeminded professionals to join the ERI family.”  

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit ERIdirect.com/about-us/careers to get more information or access an online application form. 


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