Banking and Finance
April Hines has been named chief financial officer at First Community Bank. She previously held positions in finance at Deloitte & Touche, Wells Fargo, Chiron Corp./Novartis and Bank of the Orient. She also operated Hines Consulting, where she specialized in mediation, fraud investigations and business valuation.
The Santa Rosa-based bank also hired Jonathan Graves as its vice president and commercial loan officer. Prior to joining First Community, Mr. Graves managed the small-business lending unit for Circle Bank in Sonoma and Marin counties. He also worked in the lending departments for Westamerica Bank and U.S. Bank.
Bob Bourdet, vice president and electrical division manager for Novato-based W. Bradley Electric, Inc., received the educators award from the Association of General Contractors. Mr. Bourdet has taught for 45 years and continues to teach for the San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Local 6 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He teaches 1,230 students in apprentice and journeyman license-upgrade classes. He also has taught electrical contracting estimation classes for 32 years — 743 students from 109 Bay Area contractors — and continues to teach for the San Francisco chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. He also has taught classes for the Redwood Empire chapter out of its Santa Rosa office.
Josef Brinckmann, vice president of sustainability for Sebastopol-based Traditional Medicinals, was recently recognized by the American Herbal Products Association with an Herbal Insight Award. It recognizes individuals who have a significant impact on furthering knowledge and understanding of botanicals and their uses.
A new board of directors has been named for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. The new board members are Julie Atwood, owner of Julie Atwood Events; Nils-Michael Langenborg, president of Whole Health Marketing; Claudia Luke, director of Sonoma State University field stations and nature preserves; Dianne Smith, a retired professor of anthropology; and Raini Vallarino Sugg, past board president of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Rachel Mansfield-Howlett was named board president; Hugh Helm, vice president; and Janine Barnes, treasurer.
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