The SJVMA Board is made of entirely of industry, education and government volunteers. None of our board members are compensated for their service. Board members are asked to serve a two year term beginning the calendar year (January 1).  All members are encouraged to serve a term on the board so that the work and governance responsibities are shared equally and not burden a small number of SJVMA members/partners.

Chairperson and Champion – Mike Betts, CEO, Betts Company

Vice Chair, Manufacturing – Lonnie Petty, President, Strategic Mechanical Inc.

Vice Chair, Government & Public Policy – Mike Dozier, Executive Director, Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development

Vice Chair, Education – Gurminder Sangha, Deputy Sector Navigator, Advanced Manufacturing

Vice Chair, Veterans – Lorenzo Rios, CEO, Clovis Veterans Memorial District

Vice Chair, Human Resources – Pat Gordon, Human Resources Manager, County of Fresno

Vice Chair, Student Programs – Troy Brandt, General Manager, Hydratech

At-large – Deborah Nankivell, CEO, Fresno Business Council

At-large – Ken Newby, Fresno Business Council

Student Representative – Valerie Estrada, Edison High School

Student Representative – Abhimanyu Tripathi, California State University, Fresno