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George Ouzounian

Position: Trustee
Term: Term Ends 1-3-2028
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George J. Ouzounian graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1971.

George worked for N. N. Sheklian, CPA’s form 1971 to 1975. Auditing Kaweah Delta District Hospital, Cities of Visalia and Woodlake, and five local school districts, plus preparing thousands of tax returns, gave George the accounting skills he has used throughout his career.

After four years of public accounting, George joined his family’s furniture business, Ouzounian Furniture Center and was named Chief Financial Officer of the corporation now named Ouzounian Corporation.

George also functioned as Operations Officer at Ouzounian Furniture Center; George supervised twenty-five employees for fifteen years, hiring and training hundreds of employees in the process. In 1983, the Furniture Center was located on two display floors totaling thirty-two thousand square feet and a warehouse totaling fifteen thousand square feet. As a regional retailer, Furniture Center occupied 12% of the furniture business in Tulare and Kings Counties. In 1989, the family made the decision of closing both stores and converting these locations to general retail and office buildings.

In 1992 George became a real estate broker. Licensed in California, George holds a California Real Estate Broker’s license and currently practices as a commercial real estate broker in Tulare and Kings counties. In addition Mr. Ouzounian owns and manages 45,000 square feet of retail and office space in Visalia, California. In 2000, George joined the national real estate brokerage firm of Sperry Van Ness. In 2003 George represented the owners of ten apartment complexes totaling twelve hundred in one of the largest apartment sales in Fresno County history. The sale totaled Twenty Seven Million Dollars. At the time this was the largest transaction in the history of Sperry Van Ness and earned George a membership in the Partners Circle in 2003.

George has built four new properties and remodeled five existing properties over the past forty years. In that time, George has constructed build to suit retail, medical, restaurants and office buildings for local, regional and national tenants.

In 1999, George was the founder and President of Modal Software Corporation. Modal provides a preparatory software application to companies nationally as a SaaS, (Software as a Service). software is written with Ruby on Rails, is processed by Heroku,(IPP) and hosted by Amazon.

Mr. Ouzounian is currently the Chairmen of the Tulare County Assessment Appeals Board, and Board member of Golden State Risk Management Authority.

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