Business & Education Committee


The mission of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Business Education Committee is to enhance collaboration between business entities, educational institutions, public agencies, and community organizations to successfully prepare students for the workforce by engaging in work-based learning activities, mentoring, and career readiness.


Second Wednesday of each month at 7:45 AM in the Fresno Chamber of Commerce conference room, unless otherwise noted.
  • April 5
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Committee Chair

Lori Morton
Business Engagement Coordinator
Fresno County Office of Education
(559) 497-3898


Organization Name Title
Agape Schools Amalia Ocampo Admissions Coordinator
Board of Equalization Leann Gouveia Regional Liaison Manager 1st District
Career Pillar Edgar Blunt Co-Founder
Central Unified Nick Hustedde Principal, Pershing Continuation
City of Fresno Darryl Du’Chene Community Coordinator
Crescent View Charter School Mary Francis Green Community Liaison
Denham Resources Joe Denham Vice President
Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Shawna Glazener Business Expansion & Retention Specialist
Employment Development Department (EDD) Sharmaine Whitten Employment Program Representative
Fresno Area Construction Team (FACT) Mike Lopez Sheet Metal Workers Business Representative
Fresno City College Cindy Dunn Coordinator, Career and Employment Center
Fresno County Board of Education Barbara Thomas Board Member
Fresno County Board of Education Ismael Herrera Board Member
Fresno County Dept of Social Services Andrea Story Social Services Program Supervisor
Fresno County Office of Education, CTE Lori Morton Business Engagement Coordinator
Fresno County Office of Education, VAPA Lindsay Callahan Consultant
Fresno Housing Authority Lisa Bechtel Human Resources Manager
Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board Joe Olivares Board Member
Fresno Unified School District Sally Fowler Executive Officer of College and Career Readiness
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Sandee Simms Nursing and Imaging Development Manager
Junior Achievement of Northern California Jamie Alfaro Regional Director, Central Valley
KSEE24/CBS47 Matt Rosenfeld General Manager/Vice President
Lyons Magnus Brett Zall VP of Human Resources
National University Jane Christianson Career Advisor – Fresno
National University Academy Elizabeth Hinajosa Program Lead – Fresno
ResCare Workforce Services Rigo Medina Business Account Specialist
Sal’s Mexican Restaurants Lorraine Salazar Co-Owner
State Center Adult Education Consortium Amy Emrany Regional Coordinator
Workforce Connection Xavier Martinez Outreach Coordinator

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