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New Faces

The Society of Financial Service Professionals has elected Bruce Hubbard of Diversified Benefit Services Inc. as president of the Fresno chapter; Robert Price of Price, Paige and Company as president-elect; and Bill Griffith of Principal Financial Group as treasurer.

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has appointed Daniel A. Sanders to its board of directors. He is the majority owner and co-founder of Front Range Energy.

Donald Myers, M.D., has joined the Central California Faculty Medical Group and UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program.Raj Sodhi-Layne has been hired as vice president and manager of Union Bank of California's Fresno Priority Banking division. She brings 23 years of banking experience to the job.

Central Valley Community Bank's River Park office has hired James "Frank" Oliver as vice president, commercial loan officer.

RVs-4-Less has hired Adela Uribe as general manager. She brings many years of experience as a DMV specialist, RV buyer and office manager.

Awards

Blue Cross of California hosted its annual Medical Assistant of the Year Awards event. The awards were presented to Donna Null, Vanessa Gonzalez and Elena Garcia in recognition of outstanding professionalism, customer service and contributions to the health-care community.

The Financial Planning Association of Central California was recognized at the 2006 Leadership Conference for attaining the Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is reserved for chapters that have received gold level status annually since the program's inception in 2000.

Honors

Terri L. McCracken, a family law attorney in Fresno, was among the featured speakers at the 20th anniversary and annual conference of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants this weekend in Ontario.

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