Lincoln Club Board of Directors
Michael Der Manouel, Jr.
Michael Der Manouel, Jr. is a 20 year volunteer veteran of California Politics. First Elected as Fresno County GOP Chairman in 1993, he subsequently served the California Republican Party as Vice Chairman Central from 1995-99, Treasurer from 1999-2001 and presently serves as co founder and Chairman of the Lincoln Club of Fresno County (www.fresnolincolnclub.org) .
A frequent contributor to the op ed pages of the Fresno Bee and guest host and host on Newstalk 580 KMJ, Mike has established himself as a clear conservative thinker, not afraid to take on Democrats and an increasing number of wayward Republicans over the issues of the day.
Mike has been married to Melissa for 23 years, and with two children Grant, and Evie, has an active schedule as President of the Der Manouel Insurance Group, family fun and of course, political commentary.
Born in Southern California Moved to Fresno in 1987. Resident of Sanger, CA
USC BS in Business Finance 86 Married Hillary two Children Bryn 10 and Talie 76
President and Co-Founder of Paper Pulp & Film a converter of Printing and Industrial papers with over 60 employees.
Purchased 100,000 square foot building using Cen Cal Business Finance 504 Loan Program in 1995 and then used the 504 program again in 1998 to purchase the adjoining building to our Maple Ave headquarters. I was so impressed by the ease and efficiency when buying our 1st building that I joined the Cen Cal board in 1996.
President Cen Cal Business Finance 1997 – Current. Loan Portfolio of over $85,000,000
Board Member Big Brother Big Sisters 300 Club Dinner 2003-Current
President of the Fresno Downtown Club 1999 & 2000
Chairmen Fresno Ag Round Table 1997 & 1998
Republican Nominee US Congress 1992 Lost by less than 1000 votes while being outspent $1,6000,000 to $250,000.
George Radanovich Fresno County Political Chairman/ Consultant 1994
Devin Nunes Fresno County Political Chairmen/ Consultant 2002
Political Director Fresno County Lincoln Club 2003 - Current
Political Consultant Measure T Let’s Go Madera County & Cal Minor for Sheriff
Jeffrey M. Reid is the managing partner for McCormick Barstow, a Fresno based law firm. He concentrates on real estate, land use and business transaction matters. Having served Fresno as City Manager, and in the administration of Governor Pete Wilson as Deputy Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, Jeff lends considerable public policy experience to the Lincoln Club Board of Directors. He has been active in State and local Republican Circles for over 30 years.
Richard M. Egan is the President & CEO of Egan Industries, a diversified holdings company, which owns; DirectFile, Inc. the nations first online political accounting and disclosure company; Central Supply Co., established in 1938 as a distributor of hose, fittings, couplers, seals and gauges, and North American Seal & Packing Co., a manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of hydraulic and pneumatic seals and packings; and is also a partner and CFO of Fresno Nuclear Energy Group, LLC.
A life long resident of the central valley, is married and lives on a small ranch in Academy, California; received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Fresno in 1981.
Elected to the Fig Garden Police Protection District, Fresno County Republican Central Committee, LAFCO special district advisory committee and has served on the Fresno County Grand Jury, CSUF College of Social Sciences, YWCA, the American Red Cross boards, and is an Eagle Scout.
Has been active in many state and local campaigns as the treasurer and senior political advisor for; Poochigian for Attorney General, Mike Villines for Insurance Commissioner, Justice Ardaiz & Justice Levy for 5th District Court of Appeal; Egan for District Attorney, Debbie Poochigian for Supervisor, Clint Olivier for City Council and … is one of several co-founding members of the Fresno County Lincoln Club.
Bio coming soon.
Peter N. Kapetan is a partner in the Kapetan Brothers Law Firm. His areas of emphasis are personal injury and civil rights litigation. He was a deputy district attorney with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office from 1989-1992. Mr. Kapetan graduated second in his class from McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He graduated from California State University Fresno in 1984 with a B.A. in political science. He is a life-long Republican, having attended President Nixon’s first Inauguration at the age of nine. Mr. Kapetan is married and has two young boys.
John D. Amendola was elected to the Lincoln Club Board in 2010. A 2002 graduate of California State University, Fresno, John works in his family's business, Valley Wide Beverage Beer Wholesalers. John is married to Aubrey, and the couple had their first child October 28, 2010. He enjoys family, golf, and of course, politics.
Karen is a managing partner in Gar Tootelian, Inc., an agricultural chemical/fertilizer retailer located in Reedley. The company's 28 pest control advisors serve more than 1,300 growers in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Established in 1949 by Karen's father, Gar Tootelian, Inc. is ranked by CropLife Magazine as the 52nd largest independent Ag retailer in the nation.
In her management position, Karen uses every opportunity to advocate for the family farmer. The company's advertisements heard daily on KMJ-580 AM raise awareness of the importance of Valley farmers, from addressing the needs for a reliable water supply to buying locally grown products.
Karen also oversees the Gar & Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation to support the future of agriculture through college scholarships. Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has provided more than $250,000 in educational funding through endowments and scholarships at California State University Fresno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, College of the Sequoias, Reedley College and many other programs.
Karen was the recipient of the 2011 Common Threads Award presented by the Ag One Foundation, the Jordan College of Agriculture Science at CSU Fresno and the California Ag Leadership Foundation for her philanthropy and contribution to Agriculture.
Lincoln Club of Fresno County
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Fresno, CA 93729-8906