People in the News
June 14, 2012
• Top honors for Fresno attorney
• 200 Million words… and counting
• And more…
• Leigh Burnside
an attorney with Dowling Aaron Inc. of Fresno, has received an “AV Preeminent” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.
The rating is the highest possible professional rating designated by peers
Ms. Burnside of chairman of the firm’s Trust and Estate Litigation practice group.
A 1994 Stanford graduate, she received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 19977.
• Scott Bean has been named vice president of marketing for Red Hawk Casino in Placerville. Mr. Bean brings more than a decade of marketing strategy and operations experience to his new position. He spent most of his career in Las Vegas and Reno where he was responsible for extensive marketing programs targeting the northern California market.
• Carlo Proto has been named the San Joaquin County teacher of the year.
A highlight of Mr. Proto’s 25-year teaching career has been to instill a love of reading in his students. The reading program he developed encourages students to read every day, keeping charts of the number of words they have read.
Mr. Proto sets a goal for each student to read over 1 million words a year with a comprehension rate of at least 85 percent. In the just ended school year, his students read over 200 million words.
• Manuel Salazar has joined William Jessup University in Rocklin as an assistant professor in the university’s Business Department.
Mr. Salazar comes to Jessup from Grand Canyon University’s Ken Blanchard College of Business, where he served as an adjunct business professor.
A native Californian, Mr. Salazar also has enjoyed success in the fields of business and accounting, having worked as the corporate controller with Lumbee Guaranty Bank (the oldest surviving Native-American owned bank in the United States, located in North Carolina), where he led their accounting and financial operations.
Salazar has also worked in the accounting and tax industry for a CPA firm.
• Anne Megaro has been hired as a consultant to the state Senate’s Agriculture Committee.
Ms. Megaro most recently served on the government relations team at CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. Previously, she served as a congressional fellow as part of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships of the American Association for the Advancement of Science where she advised members of Congress and committee staff on public policy issues such as agriculture, trade, education, higher education, research funding, health, nutrition, and food safety.
Ms. Megaro replaces John Chandler, who returns to his family business, Chandler Farms in Selma, after 12 years as the committee’s agricultural consultant.
• William Enfield, 62, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of communications at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Mr. Enfield has been an instructor at California State University, Sacramento since 2012. He held multiple positions at the Sacramento Bee from 1984 to 2011, including editor, writer and project manager.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $78,000. Mr. Enfield is a Democrat.
• Rebecca Franzoia, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Respiratory Care Board of California. Ms. Franzoia served as capitol director for Lt. Gov. John Garamendi from 2007 to 2009. She worked in a number of positions for the California Department of Insurance from 1991 to 2007, including deputy commissioner of executive operations, chief deputy commissioner, manager of the selections and training unit, training officer and assistant to the commissioner.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ms. Franzoia is a Democrat.
• Mark Goldstein, 66, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed to the Respiratory Care Board of California. Mr. Goldstein has been a senior manager for respiratory and clinical services at Sutter Care at Home, Timberlake Division since 2002.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mr. Goldstein is a Democrat.