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The Construction Specifications Institute Fresno Chapter new board members are: President: Edward Taylor, CSI, System Concepts Inc. in Tollhouse; Vice President: Loyd Rolle, Integrated Designs in Fresno; Secretary: Peter Lau, Taylor Teter Partnership in Fresno; Treasurer: John Hankes, CSI, CDT; Immediate Past President: Stuart Seiden, CSI, CDT, Fresno County Department of Public Works, West Region Director; Professional Director: Walt Plachta, BSK Associates in Fresno and Senior Professional Director: Aya Okuyana, CSI, Taylor Teter Partnership in Fresno.

Tony Marciano, physical therapist at Visalia Medical Clinic, recently received his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Dr. Marciano has served as director of the clinic's physical therapy department since 1999.

Forensic engineer Mark A. Whelchel, P.E. of Friant was an instructor for the Advanced Accident Reconstruction Special Seminar at the semiannual meeting of The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Whelchel taught "Advanced Techniques Involving Motorcycle Crash Characteristics."

Baker Manock & Jensen attorneys who were designated 2010 Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine are: Christopher Bell, Mark Poochigian and Kenneth Price.

Carly J. Tex, Paula R. Lent, Pascal Casey and Fanny A. Lingenfelter completed the California Indian Manpower Consortium 2010 Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial/Small Business/Economic Development and developed a plan for their businesses. Tex's business is Carly Tex, Native Language Consulting Services and is from the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians; Lent's business is NDNTRENDZ and is of Paiute, Choinumni and Mono heritage; Casey's business is Native Dreams/ and is from the San Carlos Apache; and Lingenfelter's business is Mountain Wash and is from the North Fork Mono Tribe.

Lee Horwitz, president of A&M Flooring America, received an honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, during the 46th annual California State University, Fresno Craig School of Business Awards Dinner.


Soledad Avalos was recognized for outstanding customer service by Western Pioneer Properties.

Henry Y. Chiu and Amanda G. Hebesha became shareholders of the law firm of Kimble, MacMichael & Upton.

New faces

New agents joining London Properties are: Darlene Cole, Nancy Cardella and Allison Quiring, Fresno office; Eddie Barrientos, Hanford office and Amber Saulsbury, Madera office.

Angela Verdialez joined the Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno.

LeRoy Cordova joined Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development as interim economic development specialist.

New residential real estate agents joining Realty Concepts Ltd. are: Jon Mimms, Carolyn Kraft, David Englert and Jennifer Hamamjian.

New office

West Yost Associates opened a new office in Fresno at 516 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 200. The company will focus its work with clients in the Fresno area on water-related projects.

Central Valley Endodontics is now open at 7614 N. Fresno St., Suite 101 in Fresno. Doctors are Alan Harlan DDS, Tuan Nguyen DDS and Anthony Tran DDS. Office number: 431-6400. Fax: 431-6440. E-mail:


Rachel Wynslow was promoted to office supervisor at the Housing Authorities of the city and county of Fresno.