01Jun

Debbie Young, Career Development Center California State University, Fresno

Debbie Young has served in the role of Director of the Career Development Center since July 2015. She joined Fresno State in 1989 as a full-time lecturer in the Craig School of Business, Department of Management, teaching in areas of organizational behavior, management principles, strategic management and human resources management. For 15 years, she also […]

01Jun

Ian Wieland

Ian Wieland is a founding shareholder of Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC and currently serves as the firm’s managing shareholder.    Mr. Wieland represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law matters, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, labor relations, union matters, class and representative actions, administrative […]

01Jun

Sal Russo

Sal Russo is the founder of Russo Marsh + Associates, Inc. (RMA) and has spent over 50 years in the field of political consulting, advertising and public affairs.  He represented and was a close friend of Senator Ken Maddy, and he has served as a Founding Member of the Maddy Institute Board of Directors. In the […]

01Jun

Larry Martin

Larry Martin, retired corporate legal counsel and business executive, was born and raised in Los Angeles but his roots in the Central Valley began in 1919 when his grandfather purchased a farm in Modesto; to which his parents, Winifred and Laurence B. Martin, would bring their two sons during summer vacations.  He received his B.A. degree […]

01Jun

Don Maddy

Don Maddy is Executive Director, State Government Affairs for BNSF Railway Company, a leading freight transportation company with 42,000 employees in 28 states. Maddy’s public policy career combines government service at both the state and federal levels with private sector advocacy and business management experience.  He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a B.A. […]

01Jun

Christine Bedell

Christine Bedell is the alumni engagement specialist at California State University, Bakersfield, helping run programs that connect the university’s graduates with their alma mater. Before joining the university, she had a 25-year career in print journalism, much of that time as a reporter and editor at The Bakersfield Californian.

01Jun

Robert M. Harper

Robert M. Harper is currently serving as Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to his current appointment, he served for ten years as Dean of the Craig School of Business, four years as Associate Dean, and seven years as department chair for the Department of Accountancy. During his term as Dean, the […]

01Jun

John Harris

John Harris owns and manages Harris Ranch, a diversified agricultural company in California that produces and markets beef, almonds, pistachios, citrus and several vegetable crops.  It also includes Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant, a major hospitality center on Interstate 5, which includes the fifth busiest independent restaurant in California.  The Harris Ranch Beef Company was […]

01Jun

Melissa Frank

Melissa Frank is Senior Counsel/Director of Government Affairs for The Wonderful Company. In that role, Ms. Frank manages government relations for The Wonderful Company and its related affiliates, including Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Orchards, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful, Fiji Water, and Justin Vineyards. Before joining The Wonderful Company in 2009, Ms. Frank was an […]