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People: Week of March 24, 2014

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    Construction

    Ryan Cullinen

    Leff Construction hired Ryan Cullinen as a project coordinator for the Sebastopol-based building and remodeling firm. Mr. Cullinen previously was an independent general contractor working on a variety of projects from barn renovations to custom homes. He is a certified green building professional through Build It Green and also holds an EPA Lead-Safe renovator certification.

    Community Associations

    Carra Clampitt

    Carra Clampitt of Eugene Burger Management Corp. in Rohnert Park has been elected to the 2014 board of directors for the California Association of Community Managers, the leading trade association for community association managers in California.  The board is responsible for establishing and overseeing CACM’s California-specific programs and policies and for upholding the association’s code of professional ethics and standards of practice.

    Education

    Dan Bablor

    Dan Babior is joining San Domenico School in Marin as director of high school admissions and director of marketing and communications. Mr. Babior comes from Marin Academy, where he worked for 25 years, for the past 12 as director of admissions and financial aid.  

    Laura Volovski

    Also joining San Domenico’s leadership team as director of advancement is Laura Volovski. She is relocating from Middlebury, Conn., where for more than 25 years she has been at Westover School, an independent college preparatory day and boarding high school for girls. At Westover, she held several leadership roles, including alumnae relations director, research and major giving officer, and director of admission and enrollment management.

    Employment

    Anthea Maxwell joined PrincetonOne’s San Rafael location as a strategic account specialist, providing executive search and recruitment services to the software technology industry. She comes from a strong recruitment background, gaining much of her experience as a recruitment manager at a consulting firm in Canada.

    Finance

    Rick Boland

    Rick Boland rejoined TBC Group, Inc., a Napa-based consulting firm, as president. He founded it in 1995 to provide interim CFO and financial advisory services to small- and medium-sized companies. Mr. Boland spent the last three years with Moss Adams, LLP.

    Hospitality and Tourism

    Sonoma County has 21 new certified tourism ambassadors from Sonoma County Tourism’s service program held at the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce offices at the end of February: Leslie Anderson, Santa Rosa Chamber; Kelly Bass Siebel, Santa Rosa Chamber; Ryan Beach, Argent Bank; Bryan Bell, Sonoma County BEST; Jeff Bricker, Speedpro Imaging Santa Rosa; Nate Fair, Santa Rosa Chamber; Howard Hesterberg, Wine County Bikes; Brandon Jewell; Sonoma County BEST; Harold Jones, Wine Country Walking Tours; Myma Lozada, California Welcome Center; Steve Lyman, Santa Rosa Chamber; Tammie Matthias, Santa Rosa Chamber; Nadene Nelson; Santa Rosa Chamber; Janet Rogers, Santa Rosa Chamber; Thomas Singerline, Wyndham Resorts; Kevin Stoll, Santa Rosa Chamber; Peter Testi; Robert Rue Vineyard and Winery; Edward Trippe, Elephant Trading Co.; and Eric Von Zamory, Safari West.

    Nonprofits

    Denise Lyon, a branch manager for Umpqua Bank in Petaluma, was recently elected to serve on the LifeWorks of Sonoma County board of directors. She has been in retail banking management for 11 years and is said to have a strong background in nonprofit management and counseling.

    Law

    Matthew Brigham

    Matthew Brigham, a doctoral law graduate of Empire Law School, joined Disability Services & Legal Center as a staff attorney.

    Real Estate

    Mike Lieberman

    Mike Lieberman, LEED AP, returned to San Rafael-based Meridian Commercial in late February as broker associate focusing on building investments as well as office and industrial tenants. Four other agents and he started Meridian in 1993. It grew to eight agents by late 2007, when five left to join Cassidy Turley in San Rafael. Mr. Lieberman joined Orion Partners in San Rafael in 2008 then shifted to Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank in early 2010. Matt Brown left Cassidy Turley in late 2009 to form a new iteration of Meridian Commercial. “I was drawn to back to Meridian in part due to the fact that it is a local company with local roots and focus,” Mr. Lieberman said. “The size of the office means that there is a lot of interaction and a strong sense that we are all pulling together.”

    Eight of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s top-producing North Bay sales associates and teams ranked in the top 1 percent of the company’s Northern California agents for 2013 sales: Peg King and Jeremy King in the Petaluma office, Marcus Robinson and David Schwartz in the Southern Marin office, Mary Anne Veldkamp in Santa Rosa, Ann Harris in Sebastopol, Falla Associates in San Rafael, Bob and Pat Ravasio in Greenbrae, and Lois Scheinberg in Mill Valley. In achieving the top 1 percent level, the agents outpaced more than 3,900 sales associates in the brokerage’s offices from Lake Tahoe to the Monterey Peninsula.

    Wine

    Christopher Silva

    St. Francis Winery President Christopher Silva was elected chairman of the Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Advisory Board. The inaugural advisory board is comprised of local wine industry leaders and will meet regularly with SRJC Agriculture, Natural Resources and Culinary Arts Dean Ganesan Srinivasan as well as college President Frank Chong on curriculum, development, faculty hiring, certificate programs and other related matters. 

    The Ranch Winery in Napa promoted Terry Nolan to director of technical sales and business development. He was previously director of winemaking at Benziger Family Winery and also general manager at Owl Ridge Wine Services. Robin McKee-Cant will work closely with Mr. Nolan in a new sales and marketing capacity. She had wine education and hospitality assignments with Robert Mondavi Winery, Grgich Hills and Cain Cellars and was formerly the national sales manager for Sonoma County Tourism.

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