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Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP added attorneys Mary Derner, who practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation representing businesses, resort and hotel owners, developers and contractors, and Albert Handelman, who focuses on estate planning and administration, trust and estate litigation, family wealth preservation, and business succession planning.

Banking & Finance

First Community Bank hired Sandy Pariani as assistant vice president and branch manager of its new East Petaluma branch. Ms. Pariani held the position of assistant vice president and branch manager with Summit State Bank in Petaluma.  Cindy McConnell was promoted to vice president and loan administrator.  She was vice president and loan operations manager.  Christine Del Rio, former loan administration manager with Wells Fargo Bank, replaced her in that position.

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Redwood Credit Union in Santa Rosa named Todd Cook as branch manager of its Windsor branch and Susan McMenomey as branch manager of its Ukiah location. Mr. Cook served most recently as assistant branch manager at the Petaluma branch. Ms. McMenomey served as assistant branch manager at RCU's Rohnert Park and Ukiah locations.

Business Organizations

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Sal Medina, branch manager of Redwood Credit Union's San Rafael branch, was voted in as a board member for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin.

Business & Professional Services

Lisa Stockwell is now operating her writing and editing business in Santa Rosa. Ms. Stockwell writes and edits web content, e-books, annual reports, white papers, newsletters, marketing brochures and speeches for major corporations, institutions and nonprofits. She is author of nine books for Sunset Publishing.


Kevin Chapin, Sara Pirahanchi and Rocely Chu of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects in Santa Rosa became LEED accredited professionals.


Payroll Masters in Napa hired Vintage High School graduate Samuel White as marketing intern to design and create e-mails, manage social marketing posts to the company's Facebook and Twitter pages and perform other design-based tasks.

Nonprofit Organizations

The Council on Aging in Santa Rosa named Marrianne McBride president and CEO. Ms. McBride was development director for Council on Aging where she helped raise $3.5 million to build the new Meals on Wheels kitchen.

Michael Ammann, president of Solano Economic Development Corp., stepped down as head of TeamCalifornia, a statewide organization that brings together economic development organizations to market their communities for business investment and job creation.

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Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa elected five new members to its volunteer board of directors. They are David Clancy, a speaker on change, leadership and financial topics in organizations and universities; Margie Mejia, tribal chairwoman for the Lytton band of Pomo Indians and CEO of Casino San Pablo; Kurt Mitchler, Windsor dentist; Ernesto Oliveras, who serves on the Santa Rosa City Council and recently retired from the Santa Rosa Police Department; and Sherry Swayne, co-owner and manager of Bennett Valley Ranch and the Swayne Family Vineyard.

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