• Hanford Civic Auditorium
  • Chamber Staff &

    Board of Directors

  • Chamber Staff

    Amory Marple - CEO/Executive Director

    Amory Marple is a native of Hanford California and is passionate about serving her community.  She comes with over 20 years experience in exceptional customer service . Her background is in event planning, after obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art studying at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  In 2015  she began working with the County of Kings as their Office Supervisor for the Human Services Agency and enjoyed developing the professionalism of entry positions and office support staff. All the while she was highly involved with the well known Soroptimist organization and served on their board in capacity of Social Media Chair, Secretary, Vice President, President, Advisor, and Region capacity as Secretary.  Her greatest achievement during her presidency was developing the Dream It Be It Program that incorporates working with the younger female youth and discussing many relatable and difficult issues of today's time. Seven years later the program has grown and now partners with Earl F Johnson High School and Hanford West High School.

    Amory is a consistent leader with high ethical standards who encourages the voice of others while fostering personal development. She insures efficiency due to her experience assimilated with organized managerial strategies.  She is ambitious and excited to serve her community through the Chamber and is dedicated to our mission of encouraging and promoting balanced business for the benefit of our community.

    Experience and Recognition

    • Latino Inspire Award | Congressmen TJ Cox
    • International Recognition for Membership Accomplishments | Soroptimist International of the Americas
    • Guest Speaker Panel at International Soroptimist Convention for the Topic: Millennial Membership
    • Outstanding Club Award | Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region | Regional Overall Outstanding Service
    • Membership Award | Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region | Regional Highest Percentage of Club Growth
    • Holiday Touch Award | Holiday Retirement  |Outstanding  Customer Service with Event Coordination

    Expertise

    • Membership formatted organization including first-rate regrowth and retention strategies
    • Exceptional attention to office management skills with knowledge of employment law
    • Expertise and renowned credibility in customer service and member benefit solutions
    • Creative design aesthetic with multiple marketing applications and programs

    Education

    • B.A Fine Art | Art Institute of Atlanta Georgia
    • Continuing and Professional Education | UC Davis

     

     

  • Gabrielle Fisher - Administrative Assistant

    Gabrielle Fisher is our newest Administrative Assistant for the Hanford Chamber and brings with her many talents and experience in nonprofit work, knowledge of Business Marketing, and excellent customer service.

    Gabrielle relocated from San Antonio Texas to the Central Valley in 2017 with her Active-Duty spouse. She started working at a young age assisting in her family’s printing business “Chile Media.” Upon graduating from her local Texas High School in 2015, she was entered into a schoolwork program to assist the family business.

    Following Gabrielle’s move to the Central Valley, she began employment at First Command Financial Services. While employed she was recognized with the District Marketing Award for organizing numerous events in the local community. Gabrielle was named a company liaison to NAS Lemoore and helped strengthen relationships with multiple organizations aboard NAS Lemoore. She was also honored with a Community Service Award for partnering with Lemoore Parks and Recreation to put together multiple park clean-ups.

    Gabrielle has been a long-time advocate for domestic violence in her support of the #JusticeForErin movement in San Antonio, Texas. She is continuing her involvement locally through her membership with Soroptimist International of Hanford.

    Gabrielle is a driven woman dedicated to promoting economic growth within our community, while maintaining its historical preservation. Through the Chamber’s mission of encouraging and promoting balanced businesses for the benefit of our community, she is excited to pursue her passion and we are grateful to have her on our team!

    Experience and Recognition

    • First command Financial Services | District Marketing Expert
    • First Command Financial Services | Outstanding Community Service
    • NGIS | Commendable Customer Service

    Expertise

    • Great understanding of Marketing and the importance of supporting local business
    • Interpersonal communication skills to strengthen community relationships

    Education

    • Continuing Education | The University of Texas, San Antonio


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  • Executive Board of Directors & Ex-Officio Representatives

  • Executive Officers

    President of the Board
     Jay Rubalcava, Peoples Funeral Chapel

    Vice-President of the Board
    Amy McMahon, Central Valley Regional Center
     
    Treasurer
    Gabriela Rodriguez, Kings Partnership for Prevention

     

  • Board of Directors

    John Umscheid, The Law Offices of John Umscheid

    Kristine Lee, Kings County Assessor

    Carole Farris, Hanford Soup Kitchen

    Cecilia Gonzales, CVM Tax & Notary Services 

    Dolores Santos, Windgate Apartment Homes

    Randy Mauge, Oh So Clean Carwash

    Debbie Williams, Mechanics Bank,

  • Ex-Officio Members

    Michelle Brown, Main Street Hanford

    Jack Schwartz, Carnegie Museum of Kings County