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.

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Danielle Evans – Chair

Courtyard by Marriott Fresno


Carin Hodge – 2015 Ambassador of the Year

Fresno County Federal Credit Union

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Albert Gonzalez– Chair-Elect

Big Valley Mortgage


Janie Hokanson – Secretary

Fig Garden Self Storage

Daniel Aleman – AT&T
Fotini Alfieris – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gerald Andres – Select Business Machines
Danny Armenta – State Farm
Jerry Becerra –
Lupe Beltran – Prime Lending
Leslie Beninga – Ramada Inn Fresno Airport
Amber Boatwright – Mendez Media Marketing
Jodie Bohner- M.D Manouel Insurance Agency
Whitney Campbell – The Fresno Grizzlies
Steven Campos – Fresno First Bank
Gracie Castillo – Tidalwave Finance Corporation
Nichole Castillo –
Alex Charest – Guarantee Real Estate
Taylor Childers – The Big Fresno Fair
Jennifer Christensen – TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel
Hap Cluff – Tremendum Pictures
Doreen Dunn – Denham Resources
Anthony Elliott – Caltronics
Eric Escoto Jr. – Robert Half OfficeTeam
Sharon Essick – Chick-Fil-A
Danielle Evans – Courtyard by Marriott Fresno
Nancy Gasson – LinkUs Enterprises
Albert Gonzales – Big Valley Mortgage
Maurice Gonzales – Coldwell Banker
Edward Gonzalez – New York Life Insurance
Wayne Goudreau – Innovation Commercial Flooring
Nicholas Grim – United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties

Board Members

Kristin Groth – KFSN-TV/ABC-30
Patricia Gutierrez – Fresno Unified School District
Julia Hamilton – Travel Shoppe
Carin Hodge – Fresno County Federal Credit Union
Janie Hokanson – Fig Garden Self Storage
Gary Honeycutt – BJ’S Kountry Kitchen
Dana Irola – SERVPRO of Fresno Northwest
Jenna Johal – San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation
Dave Johnson – National University
Kyle Loreto – Republic Services
Howard Lutes – Executives Association of Fresno
Evon Mendrin – Principal Financial Group
Shauna Meyer – TEKsystems
Leslee Mimas – Central Valley Community Bank
Richard Minkkinen – Health Market
Maria Ojeda – Telemundo
Mary Pond – Moriah’s Travel Service
Kevin Power – Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory
Toni Roldan – Antoinette Roldan Consulting
Jennifer Speck – Speck Media Inc.
Ron Stumpf – Stumpf And Company
Patti Thornton – Clawson Honda of Fresno
Linda Titus – J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier
Joy Vang – Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Jessica Vera – Mid Valley Disposal
Michelle Vigil – Volt Workforce Solutions
Haley Wagner – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ric Wisler – Edible Arrangements
Al Solis – Sol Development Lorraine Salazar – Sal’s Mexican Restaurant

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 Rebecca Johnson at (559) 495-4825.