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Napa Chamber of Commerce hired four new staff members. In addition, Sharon Morrison has been promoted to vice president of member engagement and community development, and Amanda Tallman’s title has changed to member relations specialist. Julie Dalrymple is the chamber’s new director of communications and marketing. She has 15 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing, most recently serving for four years as the marketing director for the Napa Valley Opera House and as a board member and past president of the Napa County Historical Society.
Cynthia Summers is director of membership services. Ms. Summers has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors within the hospitality industry and post-secondary education. She has a background in sales and marketing, business development and relationship management. Her expertise includes promoting Napa and Sonoma County hotels to meeting professionals.
Jessica Provenza is manager of engagement and programs. She has worked at several wineries and most recently as the director of programs and memberships for the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce in Oregon.
Susanne Heun is office manager. She brings more than 20 years of business administration experience, having managed health care clinics, trained office teams, published human resources and collection manuals and independently grew and operated a wholesale spirits distribution company.
Bank of Marin announced winners of the 20th annual Spirit of Marin Awards. Inspired by the life of Dr. Jim Dawson, a Bank of Marin organizer and director, the awards recognize the philanthropic leadership and volunteerism of Marin business leaders, as nominated by the 12 participating Marin County-based chambers of commerce. This year’s winners are Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce – Michael Harlock, AIA; Fairfax Chamber of Commerce – Myles Babcock, Babcock Construction; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin — Hilda Castillo, St. Vincent de Paul Society; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin — Scott Adams, Comcast; Larkspur Chamber of Commerce — Matthew Broadway, Madison Company Realtors; Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce — the Aversa Family, La Ginestra Restaurant; Novato Chamber of Commerce – Phillip and Eva Schlenker, Continental Jewelers; Novato Chamber of Commerce — Brendan Moylan, Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant; San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce — Joan Capurro, Bank of Marin; San Rafael Chamber of Commerce — David Haydon, Il Davide Restaurant; San Rafael Chamber of Commerce — Heidi and Gary Kuhn, Roots of Peace; Sausalito Chamber of Commerce — Tom Campagna, On-Site Relocation and Real Estate; Tiburon Chamber of Commerce — Jim Wood, Marin Magazine; West Marin Chamber of Commerce — Richard Kirschman. The 2013 celebratory luncheon will be on Sept. 27 at noon at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael. The keynote speaker will be Michael Pritchard.
The city of Vallejo hired Julia Aguila as the Housing and Community Development Division’s housing specialist. A lifelong Vallejo resident and fluent in Tagalog, she has worked with many youth programs throughout the community, including programs with GVRD and the Vallejo City Unified School District. Ms. Aguila comes to the division most recently from the Contra Costa Housing Authority. The city also hired Lorena Burciaga as its code enforcement officer. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked for the city of Richmond for 10 years.
Dominic Mintalucci, MD, recently joined the Hand Center at Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Medical Group. Dr. Mintalucci is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with additional sub-specialized fellowship training in microsurgery as well as hand and upper extremity surgery.
Residential Real Estate
Eugene Burger Management Corporation’s Rohnert Park district hired four new employees: community manager Susie Pewitt, resident managers Bethany Picano and Diane Watson, and bookkeeper Jessica Holt.
Adam Messner, a Mill Valley resident and chief executive officer of San Francisco-based LiveWire Electrical Supply, was named to The Electrical Distributor (TED) magazine’s “30 Under 35″ list. The annual list is created by TED Magazine’s editors who blindly judge each nominee and recognizes professionals under 35 years of age who are forward thinkers in the electrical industry. Mr. Messner was named to the “30 Under 35″ list for his role in helping to take the electrical distributor industry online through Livewiresupply.com. He was also noted for his role in helping to create a market for certified green equipment.
Holly Patz, director of marketing and brand management for Santa Rosa-based Regal Wine Company, joined the board of directors for national nonprofit Make-A-Wish. Ms. Patz began her career in Hollywood, where she helped produce commercials and TV shows such as Murder, She Wrote and My So-Called Life. Ms. Patz later attended the California Culinary Academy. After working at Campton Place under chef Todd Humphries, she began her career selling wine for Young’s Market Company.
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