Annissa Fragoso was born and raised in the City of Tracy and graduated from Tracy High in 1989. In 1995 she moved to the community of Merced and has been a resident for 27 years. She received an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Merced Community College in 2012. She is the proud owner of Farmers Insurance Agency located in downtown Merced on Main Street and has been in business since 2012. She has overall 17 years of experience in the insurance industry.
For the past 9 years, she has been serving as a Director for the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Currently holding the position of MCHCC President since 2021. She has also served on other boards for various organizations in the community. As Board of Director for the Kids Discovery Station 2020-2023, a museum dedicated to children, and currently sits on the Board of the Merced Main Street Association.
Her greatest challenge as President of MCHCC is assisting the community with Covid 19 resources and the re-opening of local businesses after 2020. Her hope is to create strong leadership and partnership within the community so the MCHCC can continue to advocate and educate small business owners in their efforts of recovering economically. Another great achievement was chairing the 5K Cowboy/Vaquero Run for 5 years in a row. The event held by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce helped keep the Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, funded for Merced County graduating seniors.
During her professional career, she has received awards for her various achievements. Farmers Insurance: New Business Award 2014 for her quarterly performance, Championship Award 2014 for Outstanding Sales and Toppers Club 2018, Farmers District Leadership Award 2017 & 2019. Volunteer of the Year 2022 from District 5, City Council Sarah Boyle, and Non-profit of the Year for the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce under her leadership recognition given by Mayor Serratto and Affiliate of the Year 2022 from the Merced County Association of Realtors and most recently the Minerva Empresaria Award 2022 from the California State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce which recognizes businesswomen wo empower others by leading with wisdom and passion.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and RV’ing. Spending time with her grandson and attending music festivals.