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People: Week of March 10, 2014

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    Accounting

    Moss Adams announced several recent personnel additions in Santa Rosa. Bill Vyenielo was hired as business consulting senior manager. He comes to Moss Adams with deep agricultural and winery experience and will work on the firm’s food, wine and ag group. He has many years of experience in helping wineries improve their operational efficiencies, and strengthen their financial systems, as well as increasing brand visibility.

    Dmitri Alexeev was named tax senior manager, with more than 16 years of public accounting experience.  He has worked with many public and private companies and has extensive tax compliance and consultation experience in the various areas such as corporate and partnership taxation, state taxation, and mergers and acquisitions. He will be working with clients primarily in financial services.

    Joe Hester joined as tax manager, bringing over 20 years of experience in public and private accounting, He has worked closely with high net worth individuals, as well as many privately owned businesses, advising and executing accounting and tax services.  He will be serving clients across multiple industries for Moss Adams, including wineries, construction and manufacturing.

    Banking and Finance

    Leah Bryan

    Leah Bryan

    Bank of Marin honored Leah Bryan from Petaluma and Tara Johnson from Sonoma as the most recent graduates its retail officer training program, which rewards trainees with the title of assistant vice president and a role of assistant branch manager in one of the bank’s 21 branches. Ms. Bryan became assistant branch manager for the bank’s office on Fourth Street in Petaluma and Ms. Johnson is now the assistant branch manager for the bank’s office in Greenbrae.

    Tara Johnson

    Tara Johnson

    Dana Marty joined JDH Wealth in Santa Rosa as the administrative assistant. She is involved in the daily operations of the firm and has more than 15 years of customer service experience. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Sacramento and also holds a California Multi Subject teaching degree.

    Government

    Marc McDonald

    Marc McDonald

    Marc McDonald was named real estate manager for the General Services Department in Sonoma County. He has professional experience in both the private and public sectors and has been engaged in multiple building and property development and acquisition projects. Mr. McDonald was the facilities and real estate manager for the city and county of San Francisco for more than five years as well as director for real estate for your years. He also served as the assistant director of airport properties for the Oakland International Airport for five years. Mr. McDonald earned his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School. 

    Nonprofits

    Kristin Berger

    Kristin Berger

    Kristin Berger recently joined the Climate Protection Campaign as the director of development and communications, bringing over 25 years of experience working with communities. Ms. Berger has been working as a development consultant at Irwin-Wells Associates in Mill Valley.  She has worked throughout the North Bay for the past decade, helping the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Sonoma State University, Sonoma County Museum and Catholic Charities.

    Health Care

    Dr. Frederick L. Johnson was named as a new board member for Sutter West Bay Hospitals and Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation. Dr. Johnson is the director of anesthesia services and chief of staff at Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport. He also serves as president of Lake County anesthesia PC. Dr. Johnson worked for six years in multiple hospital settings prior to matriculating into the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1997, he and his wife, also an anesthesiologist, were recruited to Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

    Insurance

    Daniel Garcia Jr.

    Daniel Garcia Jr.

    The Santa Rosa office of George Petersen Insurance Agency hired Daniel S. Garcia Jr. as a commercial lines agent. A lifelong Sonoma County resident with six years of banking experience, Mr. Garcia will be concentrating his efforts in the winery and vineyard industries.

    Residential Real Estate

    Jaime Pera

    Jaime Pera

    Jaime Pera has been named associate partner and selected to lead the expansion of Terra Firma Global Partners in Marin County.  Mr. Pera will have direct responsibility for the recruitment of realtors. He comes with a wealth of experience within the industry having served as CFO for several Bay Area real estate firms, including Pacific Union International, Cornish & Carey and Fox & Carskadon.  Mr. Pera joined Terra Firma Global Partners in 2010 and transitioned into the role of senior sales associate in Marin County.

    Telecommunications

    Calix, Inc . has appointed William Atkins as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Atkins succeeds Michael Ashby, who has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity for six months. Mr. Atkins joins Calix from Fairfax Media Partners, LLC, a Washington, DC area investment and advisory firm, where he was a senior partner. Prior to Fairfax, he was CFO of Rivada Networks International, LLC, a provider of mobile emergency communications equipment and services for the homeland security and public safety sectors. He also served as executive vice president and CFO of Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s largest fixed satellite telecommunications services operator

    Wine

    Justin Ennis

    Justin Ennis

    Joseph Phelps Vineyards promoted Justin Ennis to winemaker at the company’s Freestone estate, located on the western Sonoma Coast. In his new role, Mr. Ennis will be responsible for all day-to-day winemaking activities at the Joseph Phelps Freestone winery, working closely with vice president and director of winemaking Damian Parker. Mr. Ennis joined Joseph Phelps in 2007 as cellar master in Freestone, after nine years as cellar master for William Selyem Winery in Healdsburg, as well as harvest supervisor and cellar master for wineries in New Zealand and Argentina. In 2011, he was promoted to assistant winemaker in Freestone.

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