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Meet the Officers

 

Ken Ramos, President 

Ken RamosKen graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Business Management with a concentration in Finance.  He began his banking career in 1988 as a loan officer followed by a senior relationship manager in 2000.  He moved to Wells Fargo in 2004 as a business banking manager and was promoted to region area manager in 2007.  He has been the business banking president for the central division since 2010.  Ken currently serves on the board for the foundation of Central schools and the Workforce Investment Board of Fresno.  He and his wife and their two children live in Fresno.

 

Bill Purewal,Vice President

Bill PurewalBill was born and raised in Selma and currently resides on one of the first ranches his grandfather bought.  He graduated from Fresno State in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business.  He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity as a student.  He is the owner of PureFresh Sales, a produce marketing company that handles a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables domestically and internationally

 

Annie Stuhr, Treasurer

Annie StuhrAnnie graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.  Upon graduating, she began her career at Anderson Clayton in their crop finance department and thus began her understanding and love of agriculture.  She went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2007.  She currently works at Central Valley Community Bank as an Agri-Business Relationship Officer. Her volunteer activities have included Common Threads, Valley Small Business Development Corporation, Kerman Covenant Church, Rescue the Children and Ag Lenders Society.

 

Jim Razor, Secretary 

Jim Razor- Secretary  Jim grew up on a small farm in Exeter, CA and graduated from Exeter High in 1981.  He received a Plant Science degree from Fresno State in 1990 and began his career with J.G. Boswell Company as an agronomist that same year.  His current position as District Manager with J.G. Boswell Company gives him the opportunity to oversee the production of 20,000 acres of Pima cotton, processing tomatoes and safflower.  Jim also serves as a director for the boards of Phytogen Seed Company, California Cotton Growers Association, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Corcoran Community Foundation and the Recreation Association of Corcoran.  .

 

Don Parreira, Immediate Past President

Don Parreira

Don graduated from Fresno State in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting. After graduation, he began his career in accounting for a local firm where he worked for several years before he transitioned to agricultural accounting with Jess Telles in Firebaugh and then with Ultra Gro Plant Food company. In 2008, Don and three other partners purchased Ultra Gro Plant Food upon the retirement of the previous owners. In addition to his role as Past President for Ag One, Don has also served the Fresno community as a past-President of the Bullard High Boosters and Bullard Youth Football Program.  Don and his wife have two grown sons and live in Fresno.