Gospel Center Rescue Mission announces new president
The Board of Directors of the Gospel Center Rescue Mission has announced the appointment of David Midura as President/CEO, filling the position left by Wayne R. Richardson, who has led the Mission for the past six years.
Midura will be leading GCRM at a time when development and building projects are at the ready to continue fundraising efforts and construction plans. David has worked in real estate development with a focus on apartment communities, as well as overseeing the management and upkeep of portfolios.
“I am excited to continue the successful work that was put in place by Wayne Richardson. There has been so much growth and accomplishment over the past six years under his watch, and I am honored to keep the plans moving forward,” said Midura.
Midura has been involved in GCRM for more than 20 years, serving first as a volunteer, and eventually as a member of the Board of Directors. In the community, he held a position as Trustee of the Stockton Unified School District Board of Education, and Chairman of the Rotary Club of Stockton endowment. He and his wife Kerry reside in Stockton and have a blended family of five adult children and two grandchildren.
Oak Valley Community Bank announces new branch manager
Oak Valley Community Bank announced that Jaime Tavares has joined the bank as Vice President, Branch Manager of the bank’s Turlock Branch.
Tavares joins Oak Valley with 15 years of banking experience, the past 12 as a Branch Manager in the Turlock area. In his role, he will oversee branch operations and focus on business development opportunities.
“We are excited to have Jaime on the team,” stated Julie DeHart, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group. “His extensive experience in the Turlock market, combined with his leadership and managerial skills will be a valuable asset to the bank and our clients.”
Tavares is currently a board memberof the Turlock Salvation Army and a coach at Turlock Youth Sports Foundation. He was a Bank Legend honoree for 2019-2021 with his previous employer and a 2020 Emerging Leader Program graduate.
Tavares is a lifelong resident of Turlock where he resides with his wife Casie. During his free time, he golfs, coaches youth soccer/sports, enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures, community events, and spending time with friends, family, and his three dogs.
Maria Orozco sworn in as La Grange Postmaster
Maria Orozco was sworn in as the La Grange Postmaster in May.
Orozco began her postal career in Turlock in 2016 as a letter carrier. She was promoted to Supervisor of Customer Service in 2018.
“It is a privilege to be the Postmaster of La Grange. I want to ensure we serve our customers with the highest level of integrity and quality customer service,” Orozco said. “The Postal Service is continually innovating to provide first-class service which can be seen in the Postmaster General’s Delivering for America 10-Year Plan.”
Orozco enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and collecting. She is married and has two brothers Jose and Edgar.
As La Grange Postmaster, Orozco oversees more than 12,000 pieces of mail delivered daily while also servicing more than 400 Post Office Box deliveries. She manages six employees, three postal routes with a population of more than 2,000.
Mariners announce Veronica Hernandez as Modesto Nuts new general manager
Veronica Hernandez has been named General Manager of the Modesto Nuts, Trevor Gooby, the Mariners Sr. Vice President of Ballpark Operations, announced.
Hernandez is the first female general manager in the team’s history and the first Latina general manager in Minor League Baseball.
Hernandez joined the Nuts organization in 2018 as the Director of Marketing, where she oversaw all aspects of marketing, including website content, social media, community outreach, in-game promotions,and more. She was promoted to assistant general manager this past January.
“Veronica’s determination, hard work and love for the sport has shined these past four years and we couldn’t be more excited to have her lead the Modesto Nuts into the future,” Gooby said.
With Hernandez’s promotion, she joins other women in the Mariners farm system who are leading several divisions within the various teams, including Arkansas Travelers GM Sophie Ozier and Ashley Schutt, the Tacoma Rainiers Director of Baseball Operations & Merchandise.
Out of 120 Minor League Baseball teams, Hernandez is now one of three Latino general managers and one of seven women who are general managers.
“I would like to thank the Seattle Mariners for this opportunity. It is a surreal moment, and I am proud to pave the way for future Latina general managers,” Hernandez stated. “I am honored to have been selected, but the hard work starts now, and I can’t wait to immerse myself in this new role.”
Prior to joining the Modesto Nuts, Hernandez worked for a handful of teams across the country in Minor League Baseball since 2015. Throughout her sports career, she primarily focused on community relations, promotions, and event planning. Hernandez was raised in New Milford, CT and grew up skiing and playing soccer before spending four years at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Grimbleby Coleman CPAs announces new principal
Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc. announced the promotion of Preston Osbourn II, CPA to Principal, bringing the firm’s number of partners to 15.
Osbourn joined the firm in 2016 as a manager in the tax department with 10 years of previous experience in public accounting. Specializing in fiduciary accounting and estate and trust planning, he quickly became an integral member of the estate and trust team, which he now leads. His passion and ambition has propelled the E&T team out of the background and into the forefront of the valuable services provided to clients as they look to their future.
Osbourn’s zeal for estate and trust work has additionally led to contributions in the community, including membership in the Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council, and a stint as President of the group in 2019. He is also a Past President of the San Joaquin chapter of CalCPA and a previous CalCPA Director at the state level.
Osbourn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Fresno State University and has been a licensed CPA since 2009. He is currently pursuing his Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.