Clovis News

Board Room 9/12


Jeanie Swan of United Valley Insurance Agency received her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation after completing a program and exam sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Merlin Robertson, of, achieved Certified Brazilian Blowout Technician and Dikson Color Extra, Master Technician at Strands Salon in Fresno.

Raymond Macareno was named California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 2010 Executive of the Year at the CHCC Annual Conference and Expo. Macareno is executive director of the Visalia-based Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin Brogan MPT, ATC, earned his Certified Functional Manual Therapist specialty certification through the Institute of Physical Art, Inc. Brogan is one of the only premier manual therapists in the Central Valley to hold this certification. He also became co-owner of Hughes/Brogan Physical Therapy in Clovis.


Ana de Alba, a business law attorney, Matthew W. Quall, a construction law and commercial collections attorney and shareholder, Craig B. Fry, a corporate and business transaction and bankruptcy attorney and shareholder, and Scott J. Ivy, a corporate and business attorney and shareholder, all of Lang, Richert & Patch, each received the honorary title of Northern California Super Lawyer for 2010 from the San Francisco publication, Law & Politics.

Brian Bittner was named branch sales manager of the Golden 1 Clovis office. Bittner has almost a decade of experience working in the financial services industry.

Shirley Leone, CISR, CPIW, DAE, of Der Manouel Insurance Group won the Insurance Women of Fresno CWC Speak Off at its annual competition. Leone will represent the Fresno group at the state convention of the National Association of Insurance Women this month.

Drs. Kasey Perry and Kevin Perry of Fresno, received their Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in June from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and are now associates of Michael G. Long, DDS.

Daniel O. Jamison, attorney with Dowling, Aaron & Keller, was named in the upcoming 2011 Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Carole R. Ford, of the Ford Financial Group in Fresno, was named one of America's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors by Registered Rep. magazine.

Shelline Bennett, Fresno's managing partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, was selected for inclusion in this year's Northern California Super Lawyers. Frances Rogers, Gage Dungy and Jesse Maddox were included in the 2010 Northern California Rising Stars list.

Nicole Linder and Joan Minasian of Fresno Pacific University have taken new assignments in the Advancement Office. Linder is director of major gifts, and Minasian is director of community development.

Coverall Mountain & Pacific was named to the Inc. 5000 list, a compendium of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing companies in America. The company placed 3,973 on the list. It owns an office in Fresno.

Tonisha Pacheco is loan officer of the month for August for US Mortgage Center.

William C. Hahesy of the law offices of William C. Hahesy was named a Northern California Super Lawyer for the fifth straight year.

Nancy Davidson, CTC, of Travel Express in Fresno recently celebrated 27 years as a Certified Travel Counselor. The designation is conferred by the Travel Institute to travel professionals who compete an advanced certification program, demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and exemplify professionalism.

Carole and Darrell L. Silveira of Firebaugh were elected delegates to the 127th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates. Both are members of the American Angus Association and are among 354 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their states to be representatives at the annual meeting in November.


United Signs International of Visalia received the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Sign Manufacturing category by the Small Business Commerce Association. The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country.

New faces

Dr. Mónica M. Manga, an internist, will join Visalia Medical Clinic this month.

Greg Kelley and Renee Cobb joined the property management division at James Hendricks and Associates Inc. Kelley and Cobb are real estate assistant property managers in the Fresno office.

Michelle Cucchiara, CPA, joined Premier Valley Bank as assistant vice president/controller.

Soledad Hernandez, Michelle Jenkins and Debbie Foster joined the RE/MAX Gold Fresno office. Mark Gillaspy joined the RE/MAX Gold Clovis office.

New agents joining Guarantee Real Estate are Sharilyn Weber, Milly Folia and Mike Folia, Ft. Washington office; Susan Sheedy and Steven Tenison, Maple/Herndon office; Olga Mancillas-Pina, Clovis office; and Lynda Allington, Adam Wickstrom and Pennie Montgomery-Woods, Palm Bluffs office.

Agents joining London Properties are Priscilla Brooks, Kingsburg office; Cindy Long and Estela Diaz, Hanford office; Patrick Fraser, Clovis office; Virginia Lopez, Merced office; and Iris Marquez, Steve Haskell and Shawndee Dix, Fresno office.

New office

RE/MAX Gold opened an office in Selma for its South Valley clients. Agents are Gurnek Nagra and Henry Cruz Jr. Nagra specializes in farm and ranch properties, with Cruz specializing in residential sales.

Donald R. Levitt, an attorney specializing in commercial debt collections, has returned to Fresno to reopen his practice. Donald R. Levitt Inc. is at 3585 W. Beechwood Ave., Suite 103. The telephone number is (559) 439-3567.