CHRIS ZANOBINI (email@example.com)
Chris serves in leadership positions for several agricultural organizations both at the state, national, and international levels. He has a history of building ag coalitions to achieve common goals and to provide for the long-term prosperity of the ag industry. On a personal level Chris is on the Host Committee for the St Vincent De Paul Society Annual Fundraiser, and involved with UC Davis Alumni relations. Chris is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a degree in Plant Science and an emphasis in Agricultural Management. He holds a MBA emphasizing marketing and management from the U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management.
ANN QUINN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ann serves in several leadership positions in various industries including the rice, nursery, and floral industries. She is active in legislative and regulatory issues such as labor and transportation. Ann oversees the California Certified Nursery Professional program and is a committee member of the California Farm Bureau’s Horticulture Advisory Committee.
JILL DAMSKEY (email@example.com)
Jill serves in several leadership positions in various industries including the pesticide applicator, nursery, and sweetpotato industries. She is a recent graduate of the California Farm Bureau Federation Leadership program, Class of 2017. Jill is the Sacramento/Amador Water Quality Alliance outreach coordinator for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
ANITA GORE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anita Gore is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions for all the associations. She assists in preparing annual association project budgets and prepares all financial reports. Anita oversees reporting and financial activities of the associations’ political action committees and is responsible for compliance with pertinent political campaign laws.
NIDA AGNO (email@example.com)
Nida is the Assistant Controller providing support maintaining the member database for multiple associations, cash receipts, invoicing and miscellaneous office duties including assisting all associations in projects as needed. She is responsible for dues billings and rendering membership reports.
GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS / REGULATORY AFFAIRS
In conjunction with Chris Zanobini, our team of government relations professionals include:
LOUIE BROWN, Kahn, Soares & Conway LLP, specializes in providing organizations with expert advice in maneuvering through California’s complex legislative and administrative process. He has written numerous laws and played key roles in many of the Legislature’s major accomplishments and budget negotiations over the last decade, including the agricultural tax relief package of 2001, comprehensive water package, tax relief for the California horse racing industry, and law enforcement funding.
Louie earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California and his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law. In 1991, the National Future Farmers of America elected Louie to serve its 400,000-student membership as the Western Region Vice President.
In addition to his work with the firm, Louie is deeply committed to the success of education in agriculture. He chairs the Cal Poly AgriBusiness Department’s Advisory Committee, serves as member of the California Future Farmers of America Foundation Board of Directors and Reedley College’s Partners in Agricultural Leadership Advisory Committee.
ANNE ESTRADA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anne joined the team in 2011 and serves as our Administrative Assistant. In addition to phone reception and clerical responsibilities, she also provides support in the preparation of manuals and distribution of association materials, directories, and publications as well assistance with mailings and meeting preparation.
LORA VELARDO (email@example.com)
Since July of 2008 Lora has served as Office Supervisor. In addition to shared phone reception and clerical responsibilities, Lora provides general administrative support in preparing and distributing association outreach materials and is also responsible for the daily publication of a commodity Market Review.