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Kathryn Lebby, CMP, general manager of the Association for Play Therapy, received the certified association executive credential conferred by the American Society of Association Executives. The Association for Play Therapy is a national association providing play therapy training and credentials to licensed mental health professionals in 25 nations.


BJ Singh was Loan Officer of the Fourth Quarter of 2009 for U.S. Mortgage Home Loan Center.

Keith Swinger was congratulated by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for his continuing achievement of earning the top 10% award in the nation for November.


SYSCO Central California recently presented a check for $10,885 to the Richard Hernandez Memorial Fund. The amount was funded by the company and its employees. To donate, contact Bank of the Sierra, Clovis office, Acct. #1411442980, 1710 Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA 93612.

H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc. employees donated to the following charities: Children's Hospital Central California Foundation; Craycroft Center; Poverello House; Food Inc. and Marjaree Mason Center.


The city of Fresno's Budget and Management Studies Division received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2010 budget presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, an organization dedicated to enhancing the professional management of governments for the public benefit.

New York Life's Central California Agency award winners for 2009 were: Benson Liao, Top Associate of the Year and qualified for the MDRT Top of the Table and Chairman's Council; Chad Dotson, New Associate of the Year and qualified for Quality Council; Armando Jimenez, Rookie of the Year and Executive Council and Premiere Centurion; and John E. Horstmann, qualified for the Senior Agent of the Year and Million Dollar Round Table.

Pearson Realty real estate agent award winners: Jon Daggett and Phil Souza, Fresno office, received the Annual Peer Award 2009, and Matty Matejcek received the award for the Visalia office. Winners for the award were selected by fellow sales agents. Dale Arthur, Fresno office, received the Joseph F. Kenrick Bulldog Award 2009 in recognition of professionalism, hard work and tenacity.

All Estates Realtors top award winners were: Rosa Jimenez, Top Closed Units; Jackie Pemelton, Top Closed Volume and Top Listing Units and Volume; Rick Perez, MVP; and David Appling, George Mendonca and Nai "Linda" Saephanh, Rising Star. Top Ten Producers were: Rosa Jimenez, Jackie Pemelton, Maria Helm, Susie Alcoser, Barbara Summers, Cheryl Kyker, Lloyd Barnes, Darlene Loose, David Appling and Eleanor Janca.

New faces

Chet Reilly, president, Leslie Reed, director of operations, Cindy Deguchi, customer service manager, Carlos Torres, director of sales, Denise Chavez, payroll specialist and Nick Ingrao, systems support specialist, are the staff for Payality, a new payroll management company.

Residential sales associates joining London Properties Ltd. are: Nancy Nadler and Joni Wischmeyer, Clovis office; Gerry Facciani and Michael Plowman, Fresno office; Roger Melikian, Madera office; and Hermaline Hernandez, Sanger office.

John Putnam joined United Valley Insurance Agency as an account executive. Putnam brings 28 years of experience in the workers compensation insurance industry.

Kevin Carano joined New York Life's Central California Agency as an insurance professional.

Joyce Nielsen joined All Estates Realtors as a Realtor associate.

New law office

The law office of Teresa B. Petty is now open at 375 Woodworth Ave., Suite 104 in Clovis. The phone number is (559) 326-7098. The office practices in elder law, estate planning and asset protection, probate and civil litigation.