Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Jerry Amante, has been named a Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Ambassador. In September, the USC Dornsife School’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Director, Dan Schnur, announced that the Institute had named about two dozen public and private sector community leaders as Unruh Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are part of the Unruh Institute’s effort to provide guidance and advice to students who are interested in making a difference in both the private and public sector in their communities. The Ambassadors also serve on discussion panels and as lecturers and also mentor students. Beyond the USC Campus, the Unruh Ambassadors engage with both the students and the broader Southern California community on behalf of the Unruh Institute. FSB congratulates Jerry on his appointment to that select group of community leaders and wishes him and his colleagues much success.
Rachel Smith has been appointed to the board of CA Groundbreakers, a new civic-engagement, community-focused organization highlighting people making change for the better in California. This month they will kick off their “Policy and a Pint” panel series which focuses on the current California ballot initiatives.
Ford sponsored Sacramento’s inaugural Farm Tank Summit on Sept. 22 & 23 at the Hyatt Regency. This event was a great venue to continue Ford’s sustainable materials conversation in the region and tout their practice of replacing petroleum-based plastic with plant-based materials.
Ford Motor Company Fund’s Driving Skills for Life program teaches thousands of newly-licensed and permitted teenagers around the world how to be safer drivers. With the help of professional race car drivers, DSFL is conducted in both hands-on and web-based curriculum and the four-hour program is available at no cost. The Ford DSFL program addresses both the inexperience factor as well as issues surrounding distracted driving. In September, hundreds of teens in the Fresno area learned that car crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and took the initiative to become better-prepared to take the wheel.
FSB managed the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association’s (SAHRA) highly-anticipated Annual Conference on September 20th and 21stat the Sacramento Convention Center. Attendance ascended over last year’s Conference, as hundreds of HR professionals came together to network and learn the latest trends in human resources. The two day program consisted of 15 top-notch speakers, a sold-out exhibit hall, and a cocktail reception. FSB is honored to represent this reputable organization, a local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. FSB looks forward to another successful SAHRA Conference in 2017!
Jeff Flint Turns 50 on Oct. 19. Happy Birthday to FSB’s President and CEO!
Will Hixson has been promoted to Association Operations Manager. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of FSB’s association management clients. Will is involved in all aspects of FSB’s association practice including membership development and outreach, marketing and communications, and event coordination.
Mayra Vega has been promoted to Special Projects Manager and Latino Outreach Specialist, working directly with the CEO. She serves on multiple teams conducting community outreach, specifically within the Latino community, and securing community partnerships for clients. Additionally, she is responsible for creating and implementing client campaigns in Southern California through events and media outreach.
Rose Smoot, IOM, CAE joins FSB as Finance Director of Association Management Services. She oversees the financial and operations arm of the association management services of FSB.
Jessica Sweeten has been named Association Operations Coordinator. As the Association Operations Coordinator, Jessica assists with the day-to-day operations on our Association Management team including invoicing, managing & updating membership profiles and membership outreach.