Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt, shareholder in Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation, has been named one of the top Northern California criminal defense lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine.
Norm Gustafson, freelance writer and teacher with Sanger Unified School District, is a scholarship winner for Grant Central USA's "Grant Writing Online Course."
Brian Traverso of Ford Financial Group has earned the chartered financial consultant professional designation from The American College.
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Cary Catalano of Catalano Fenske and Associates was recently appointed by Mayor Ashley Swearengin to serve on the board of commissioners for the Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno.
Tonisha Pacheco is loan officer of the month for August at US Mortgage Home Loan Center.
Julie Jaurique-Chipps, an associate AIA at Darden Architects Inc.,received the 2011 American Institute of Architects, California Council AEP Associate's Award. This award is given to an associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership.
Darden Architects Inc. received the 2011 Firm Mentorship Award from American Institute of Architects, California Council. The firm also received the 2011 AIASV Award of Excellence for the design of Alex G. Spanos Elementary School, as well as Riverbank High School's new gymnasium.
Adam Riojas joined Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate as a realtor at the Fresno office.
Shawn Dhillon joined JTS (Johanson Transportation Service) as sales & logistics coordinator in the perishable division in Fresno.
London Properties Ltd. has hired the following for residential sales: Jamie Young in the Clovis office; and Whitney Piepkorn, Kanwarbir Chahal and Soledad Gagnon in the Fresno office.
Valentine Pelayo joined Darden Architects as a new intern architect. He is a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Jen Doll has been named community services representative for Home Instead Senior Care, Fresno office.
Tom Cordeiro joined CIS Security as a branch operations supervisor. CIS Security is a division of Geil Enterprises Inc.
Axel Anderson joined Janitorial Inc. and is responsible for the North Valley operations. Janitorial Inc. is a division of Geil Enterprises Inc.
Taylor Teter Partnership LLP announces the following new additions: Ray Kutka, a licensed mechanical engineer, and Daniel Kalmink, a mechanical engineer-in-training, have joined TTP's mechanical/plumbing division. Paul Gage, a licensed architect, has joined the industrial team out of TTP's Visalia office. Caitlin Tiftick is now TTP's human resource manager and manages staff in both the Visalia and Fresno offices. John Peters, a licensed CPA, has joined as controller. Burke Wardle has joined TTP's health care/commercial team as an intern working toward licensure. Amanda Green has joined TTP's federal and energy team as an intern working toward licensure.
Camille Fisher joined Reinhardt Insurance as a personal lines account manager. She brings more than 14 years of experience.
Ryan Geil has been promoted to vice president of Geil Enterprises Inc. He also will serve on the board of directors.
Yvonne Chelberg has been promoted to chief financial officer and appointed corporate secretary of Geil Enterprises Inc.