Welcome New Board Members Ann Marie Barragan & Conner Stevens
Ann Marie Barragan was born and raised in Gilroy. She earned her BA at CSU Chico and worked in the Hyundai Sales and Marketing Department in San Jose after graduation. She moved to Hollister in 1986 to work in her father’s insurance company. She has a daughter who is attending CSUMB and does quite a bit of travel for both business and pleasure.
Ann Marie is the daughter of Mary Ann Barragan who made a sizeable donation to start the Barragan Family Diabetes Center in Hollister. Along with her two brothers, she runs Golden Memorial, the business her father, Ray Barragan, started in 1963. Ann Marie is well-respected in the insurance industry and has earned several awards for her contributions in helping to make her family’s business one of the largest final expense agencies in the world. She is looking forward to being part of the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation Board.
Raised in Hollister California, Conner Stevens graduated from San Benito High School in 2011. He began his professional business career as a Marketing Director in Fresno in 2014, and left his 9-5 job two years later to start his own digital marketing company, Valley VIPs. He currently helps local clients build creative campaigns for social media platforms, develop text message/ loyalty programs, and produce video content to help inform and connect with our community. Conner works with Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, running selected social media platforms and creating video content to help reach and educate our residents here in San Benito County. Conner brings a fresh new look to the community by staying up to date with all trending marketing ideas. Working with a wide range of local businesses and organizations gives Conner great tools and experience to help the Foundation bring new ideas to the table.