Dr. John R. Nelson, cardiologist at the California Cardiovascular Institute in Fresno, was elected to the board of directors of the National Lipid Association.
Natasha A. Sisneros of HealthCare California was certified as Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D).
PacWest Alliance Insurance Services achieved Gold Key designation. Fresno County member agencies are: Clovis Insurance, KNPZ Insurance, Valley Regional Insurance, Seabury, Copland and Anderson Insurance, Cal-Valley Insurance, Imhoff Sunland Insurance, Walter Clark & Associates and Kelly-Naney Insurance.
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Dean Ledgerwood of Moore Twining Associates is now a licensed professional geologist in California.
Debrah Prewit, RN, was named continuum administrator and Rob Veneski was named public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente Fresno.
Ideal Saw Works of Fresno was named the Western distributor for Roentgen USA, a manufacturer of band saw blades for commercial and home use.
Tony Cabrera is the new Bank of the Sierra Fresno/Clovis area manager. Cabrera has more than 14 years of experience in the banking industry.
Miriam Nunez-Beltran was appointed community manager of the Casa Del Rey Apartments in Tulare by Royal T Management.
Placer Title Co. has opened a new branch office in Kingsburg. Misty Garza is the branch manager with escrow officer Becky Reed and Jackie Embry as Reed's assistant.
Debra Alviso of Fresno was reappointed to the Physical Therapy Board of California and Kenneth Clark of Springville was appointed associate director of reception center institutions for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Marian Hampton, RN, operating room nurse for Kaiser Permanente Fresno, was awarded a Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses.
BSK Associates received the California Geotechnical Engineering Association 2009-10 Large Project of the Year Award for geotechnical engineering and design services related to the new Minarets High School in O'Neals.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport was named the Outstanding Western-Pacific Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration for the significant contributions that have improved or enhanced safety in the Western-Pacific Region during the 2009 fiscal year.
The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau received the Best Visitors Guide-Print and the People's Choice for Best of Show honors from the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
New agents joining London Properties are: Linda Bishop, Randy Ingram, Chayphet Phasouvor, Patrick McKenzie and Wade Hanson, Fresno office; Nick Guerrero and Sera Baber, Clovis office.
Michael F. Strle joined Fashion Fair mall as senior property manager. Strle has more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate, including shopping centers, offices, industrial properties and multifamily properties.
Bonnie J. Anderson joined the law firm of Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, as a partner in the firm's Fresno office, and Sarah Kim joined as an associate attorney in the firm's Bakersfield office.
Laurie Avedisian joined Lozano Smith as an associate in the firm's Fresno office as a generalist attorney.
Gavin Iacono was promoted to Tulare County deputy agricultural commissioner.