Ambassadors Committee

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee is committed to welcoming new members into a comfortable, lucrative networking environment through active participation in Chamber Membership Mixers, special events and activities. This committee maintains an active and supportive role in public relations for the Chamber. The program aims to unite current and incoming members to grow the regional business community while also enhancing Chamber membership.

The committee meets every first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 A.M. Lunch is provided optionally for a small fee.

Carin Hodge – Chair

Fresno County Federal Credit Union

Kristin Groth – Chair-Elect

KFSN-TV/ABC-30

Janie Hokanson – Secretary

Fig Garden Self Storage

Daniel Aleman – AT&T
Fotini Alfieris – California State University, Fresno
Andrew Alvarez – Ace Construction & Design
Sibyl Bayona – No Surrender Laser Tag
Lupe Beltran – Guild Mortgage
Leslie Beninga – Courtyard by Marriott Fresno
Jodie Bohner- M.D Manouel Insurance Agency
Whitney Campbell – Fresno Grizzlies
Chrtistine Carranza – Adecco Staffing
Alex Charest – Guarantee Real Estate
Eric Charlson – Whitehusrt Sullivan Burns Blair Funeral
Jennifer Christensen – TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel
Hap Cluff – Tremendum Pictures
Annette DeDios – Brown and Brown Real Estate
Everette DeVan – The Falls Event Center
Anthony Elliott – Caltronics
Donna Fagundes – Valley Wide Ag Insurance
Leigh Fisher – Stearns Lending
Nancy Gasson – LinkUs Enterprises
Doug Gillette – Paychex
Albert Gonzales – Big Valley Mortgage
Maurice Gonzales – Iron Key Real Estate
Edward Gonzalez – New York Life Insurance
Wayne Goudreau – Innovation Commercial Flooring
Kristin Groth – KFSN-TV/ABC-30
Patricia Gutierrez – Fresno Unified School District
Julia Hamilton – Travel Shoppe
Matt Hebbe – Principal Financial
Carin Hodge – Noble Credit Union
Janie Hokanson – Fig Garden Self Storage
Gary Honeycutt – BJ’s Kountry Kitchen
Abby Johnson – Holiday Inn Express –  River Park
Diana Johnson – Valley Animal Center
Kevin Lisitsin – Kevin Lisitsin Insurance Agency
Kyle Loreto – Republic Services
Erin Lussier – Boese Commercial
Kirby McWhorter – Comcast
Leslee Minas – Central Valley Community Bank –  Downtown
Emmanuel Ochoa – Robert Half
Mary Pond – Moriah’s Travel Service
Leticia Ramirez – AppleOne
Julian Ramos – Fresno Art Council
Jenni Solla – Worldlight Media
Monica Sozinho – CSUF -Fresno State Alumni Assoc.
Jennifer Speck – Blooming Belle Marketing
Ron Stumpf – Stumpf And Company
Patti Thornton – Clawson Honda of Fresno
Nina Waste – Top Hand Media
Ric Wisler – Edible Arrangements

Board Members

Al Solis – Sol Development

Mo Bagunu –  Manchester Mall

2017 Ambassador of the Year

Leslie Beninga
Fresno Courtyard and The Residence Inn by Marriott

Read her story here.

Those interested in serving as a Fresno Chamber Ambassador should have the following qualifications: 

  • Must be employed by a Chamber Member
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity toward the needs of members
  • Must be able to capably work with members one-on-one in a positive, professional manner to enhance membership

Fresno Chamber Ambassadors are required to:

  • Make a 1 year commitment to the committee
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Stay well informed on the functions of the Chamber
  • Attend a minimum of two ribbon-cutting ceremonies and/or mixers per month.
  • Volunteer at Chamber events when available

To learn more about becoming a Chamber Ambassador, contact Terry Graham at (559) 495-4807