Jonathan Waltmire is the Fresno County Public Library's new public information officer. He has been at the main library 10 years and previously worked at the Selma and Reedley branches. He also has experience working with Friends of the Library groups and local schools.
Sequoia Riverlands Trust was accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. SRT said it's one of 11 similar land trusts nationally to receive the recognition in the current round, and joins just more than 200 total LTA-accredited land trusts.
Five members of the Fresno-based White House Smart Cities, Smart Communities (SC2) Initiative received a 2013 U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary's Honor Award for their outstanding collaborative efforts involving a regional economic strategy in Fresno. The award was presented to USDA Rural Development employees Robert Tse, Richard Brassfield and Sally Tripp along with team members Carolyn Hogg from the city of Fresno and Teressa Wykpisz-Lee from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Rotary Club of Fresno donated $5,000 to ValleyPBS for the new equipment for Foggy Day Service and $6,000 to the Girl Scouts of Central California South for repairing the 1,872 square feet of flooring in the youth and volunteer training room.
Gregg Fisher has joined the PureSense executive management team as vice president of sales and marketing. He has spent the past decade in the solar energy sector, building sales organizations, growing revenues, and managing supply and distribution operations.
Conner Hering has earned his certified public accounting license and joined Dunn, Jeffries, Hering & Wong as a staff accountant working with James Hering II.
M.D. Manouel Insurance Agency Inc. added two staff members: Noreen A. Russell as senior customer service agent in commercial lines and Kevin A. Trippel as health account executive. Trippel is a certified Covered California agent.
Kathy Looper joined DMI Agency as business development specialist. She has been a business owner, published writer and advertising specialist and has a degree in psychology.
Richard B. Smith is the new marketing director for ServiceMaster Advanced Restoration. He has more than 20 years in the media industry in Fresno.