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Three team members of Mengali Accountancy in Healdsburg are newly licensed certified public accountants. After thousands of hours of combined study time, Janine Johnson, Trevor Gilmore and Debbie Warren passed the rigorous state requirements.
Banking and Finance
Redwood Credit Union hired Meg Cadiz as its new nonprofit community program manager. In this role, Ms. Cadiz is responsible for all aspects of the credit union’s nonprofit community efforts, including planning, budgeting, building and executing quality nonprofit support programs. She has more than 12 years’ experience working for local nonprofits, serving most recently as director of development for Lifehouse in San Rafael. She previously held management roles with several Marin nonprofits, including Coastal Health Alliance, North Bay Children’s Center and Papermill Creek Children’s Corner.
Jamie Meacham re-joined Santa Rosa structural engineering firm MKM & Associates as a senior associate engineer. His most recent experience was working as an engineer and project manager at Leff Construction of Sebastopol.
Empire College recently named Edward Lynch as the evening dean of the School of Business. A retired Analy High School instructor, he joined Empire College in 2010 as the lead instructor for its GED preparation program. That was created in 2010 from a $250,000 donation to the Empire College Foundation from the estate of former college board member, businessman and civic leader Evert Person. Since then, nearly 150 students have completed the program, 93 percent of whom have passed the GED exam. Mr. Lynch also taught English and management in the college’s Business Department.
Stuart Tanenberg was selected by the board of trustees at College of Marin to fill the seat left open by the resignation of former trustee James Namnath, who resigned in February. Fourteen applications were received. Mr. Tanenberg has lived in Marin for 40 years and has served various local boards, councils and committees, including the Larkspur Corte Madera School District Board of Trustees and the Marin County Special Education Advisory Council. He will serve through the general election of 2015, when his seat will be up for re-election. He is chief executive officer of Beressi Custom Manufacturing Co. and lives in Larkspur.
Hospitality and Tourism
Meadowood hired Scott Beattie as beverage director for the resort’s estate events program. His initial focus will be on creating custom cocktails for weddings and other events drawing. He has worked as a waiter at Perry’s Union Street in San Francisco and then as a bartender at other Bay Area restaurants including SF-based Postrio and St. Helena’s Martini House. In 2005, Mr. Beattie moved to Healdsburg to develop the bar program for Cyrus Restaurant. Prior to joining Meadowood, he was bar manager and partner at St. Helena’s Goose & Gander, as well as having designed bar systems and cocktail programs for Hog Island Oyster Co. Ferry Building SF; W South Beach Miami; Grand Hyatt San Francisco; Spoonbar, Mateo’s Cocina Latina Healdsburg; and Hog & Rocks/HiLo BBQ SF.
Annette Cooper, senior real estate adviser in Keegan & Coppin Co., Inc./ONCOR International’s Santa Rosa office, was been named The Salvation Army’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year for the Tutoring and Mentoring Program. Involved in the program for over 10 years, she was recognized during the annual Volunteer’s Appreciation Luncheon held at The Salvation Army’s corporate headquarters in Santa Rosa.
Two real estate agents joined Artisan Signature Properties, a brokerage founded by the team from Christopherson Realty: Stephanie Pile, a well-known real estate broker in Sonoma County for 28 years, and Natalie Galluzzo.
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance appointed Scott Black as the organization’s new marketing director. Mr. Black brings to his new role more than 15 years of consumer brand marketing experience garnered at Southcorp Wines, Heck Estates, Hain Celestial Group, Constellation Wines and Don Sebastiani & Sons.
Dutton-Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol announced the addition of Nicole Kosta to the position of direct sales and hospitality manager. Ms. Kosta, a native of Australia, worked under Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon in Detroit and obtained her certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. She previously was beverage and events director as Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco.
American Winesecrets, LLC., a wine filtration company, hired Jim Tubridy as services sales manager at its Sebastopol headquarters. Mr. Tubridy has 18 years of Fortune 500 sales experience as well as recent wine industry experience as business development manager with centrifuge supplier Separator Technology Solutions, Ltd. A former Marine, he worked at Novartis, Merck and Sunovion. Formerly from Chicago, Mr. Tubridy moved to San Francisco and worked with Gallo Sales for two years before moving to pharmaceutical sales.
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