The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Yanonis from maintenance worker to facilities specialist. Yanonis joined the California JPIA in 2007. Since then, he has demonstrated a self-starter attitude, maintaining the California JPIA’s buildings and grounds. Anyone who has attended an event at the Authority campus has seen the attention to detail and effort he puts into keeping the facilities and landscaping in excellent shape.
“Chris consistently goes above and beyond in his duties, ensuring that our buildings are safe, professional, and comfortable,” said Chief Executive Officer Alex Smith. “He leads by example, always going the extra mile to ensure that our facilities reflect the excellence and professionalism that define us as an organization.”
Over the past 15 years, Yanonis has demonstrated a tireless work ethic and a sense of responsibility for maintaining the California JPIA campus. Smith notes that these qualities have earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.
During his time at the Authority, Yanonis has undertaken numerous onsite responsibilities, actively contributing to the planning and successful execution of various events, including community service projects and meetings. He has remained dedicated to ensuring that the California JPIA’s staff members are equipped with everything necessary to deliver the Authority’s members the highest level of service and care.
“Since Chris began at the Authority as a maintenance worker, he has grown so much professionally,” said California JPIA Administrative Services Director Nikki Salas. “I’ve seen him take on new challenges enthusiastically and creatively, and that spirit helped him earn this promotion.”
As facilities specialist, Yanonis will be responsible for facility maintenance, managing workplace safety protocols and implementing sustainability initiatives, among other critical responsibilities.
“As Chris takes on the new role of facilities specialist, I have no doubt that he will continue to shine. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the Authority’s unique needs make him the perfect fit for the role,” said California JPIA Finance Director Jason McBride.
“I’m honored to be recognized for my work. I love what I do, and it feels good to be recognized for it,” said Yanonis.