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, JBT FoodTech
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