The Compact is made up of not more than 23 members, with a majority of the members being from private business.

About Us

The purpose of the Fresno Compact is to focus community-wide efforts on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace. In doing so, it provides a mechanism for mobilizing business and community support of local public schools, and it acts as a clearinghouse for the sharing of information among school district, business, and community leaders. The Fresno Compact is the coordinating body of the Fresno Area Strive program.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Fresno Compact is to focus community-wide efforts on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace.

The vision is graduating every student ready for a dynamic economic environment.


The Compact was formed in 1990 by businesses and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, whose members were concerned about the difficulty of finding young workers equipped to succeed even in entry level jobs; and about the problems such young people have in supporting a family, finding satisfying work and contributing positively to the economy. Schools and community leaders joined with business in organizing the Compact. In 2011, the Fresno Compact incorporated and was designated as a 501c3 organization.

Board of Directors

R. Michael Alexander
President and CEO, United Way of Fresno County

Brian Angus
CEO, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Michael Berg
Superintendent, Central Unified School District

Dr. Deborah G. Blue
Chancellor, State Center Community College District

Anna Borgeas
Vice President, Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Brians
Partner, Blair, Church, and Flynn Engineering Consultants

Dr. Joseph Castro
President, California State University, Fresno

Robert Chmel
Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric

Jeffrey Collins
Sr. Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Marty Dietz
Principal, Darden Architects

Elizabeth Dooley
President and CEO, Educational Employees Credit Union

Michael Hanson
Superintendent, Fresno Unified School District

James Hendricks
James Hendricks and Associates

Dr. Bernell Hirning
Associate Regional Dean, National University

Nancy Hollingsworth
Chief Executive Officer, St. Agnes Medical Center

Shannon Koontz-Monis
Customer Relations Manager, Energy Solutions and Service, PG&E

Dr. Pete Menjares
President, Fresno Pacific University

John Navarrette
County Administrative Officer, County of Fresno

Matt Navo
Superintendent, Sanger Unified School District

Lonnie Petty
President, Strategic Mechanical, Inc.

Matt Rosenfeld
Vice President and General Manager, CBS 47 and KSEE 24

Michael Spencer
Business Development, Harris Construction Company, Inc.

Ashley Swearengin
Mayor, City of Fresno

Darrell Tuckness
PPG Industries

Joe Williams
President, Richard Heath and Associates

Dr. Janet Young
Superintendent, Clovis Unified School District

Jim Yovino
Superintendent, Fresno County Office of Education


Eric Johnson
Executive Director, External Affairs, AT&T

Executive Director

Dr. Tom Crow
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Fresno Compact


Marianne Levandusky
Educational Employees Credit Union

Previous Executive Directors include Dr. Harold Haak, Sid Cox, Dr. Bill Stewart, and Dr. Peter Mehas.

Board of Directors' Meetings 2013-2014


Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014


State Center Consortium

St. Agnes Medical Center

Harris Construction

Fresno County Office of Educ.


Annual Shareholders' Luncheon / TorNino's

Fresno County EOC

Clovis Unified