Banking & Finance

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Bank of Marin appointed Linda Lippstreu to vice president and branch manager of its new Greenbrae office, scheduled to open Sept. 1.

Brett Martinez, president and CEO of Redwood Credit Union in Santa Rosa, received the James D. Likens Alumni Recognition Award for his outstanding credit union career and commitment to the Children's Miracle Network's CU for Kids program.

Santa Rosa-based Summit State Bank in Santa Rosa appointed Jim Brush to its board of directors.


Mark Albertson, AIA, in Petaluma was certified as a LEED accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Lisa Saunders, a project engineer with Delta Consulting and Engineering in St. Helena, became a LEED accredited professional.

Mill Valley architect Elizabeth Suzuki, a partner in the firm Sutton Suzuki Architects, was certified as a LEED accredited professional.


San Rafael attorney Lawrence Strick of the Strick Law Offices was selected as a 2009 Northern California Super Lawyer.


Assemblymember Jared Huffman will present his monthly Sustainable North Bay Award for August to Fit 'n' Furry, Petaluma's first certified all green commercial building. Fit 'n' Furry owners Grant and Marci Garl have been recognized for their strides in establishing environmentally friendly business operations.

Bruce Okrepkie, vice president of Wells Fargo of California Insurance Services Inc. in Petaluma, consulted with the Office of Financial Management, Department of Transportation and the governor's office for the state of Washington on implementation of its new surety bond assessment guidelines for mega projects.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors vice chair Valerie Brown was installed as president of the National Association of Counties.

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors selected Chris Thoma, the county's most senior deputy county administrator, to serve as acting county administrator while a recruitment process is undertaken to choose a permanent replacement.

Health Care

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Roger Hull, a 15-year veteran of the Alliance Medical Center board of directors in Healdsburg, is the new chair of the Alliance board. Lynda Guthrie, former executive director of Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County, is the new vice chair. Other board members include Jack Air, Javier Alvarez, Tom Colbert, Maria Curiel, Mario Guzman, Martha Nunez, Estela Prado, Wendy Smit, Karen Tappin and Judith Tiller.

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Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center's OB/GYN department added new physicians Karen Leung, M.D., and Regina Sullivan, M.D. Dr. Leung joins Kaiser from a local private practice, Dr. Sullivan from a group practice in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Hospitality & Tourism

Sonoma County Tourism Bureau's President and CEO Kenneth   Fischang joined the board of directors for Destination Marketing Association International.

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Denise Collins, who has worked at Holy Roast coffee shop in Santa Rosa for two years, purchased the business. The cafe, located on the corner of Mendocino Avenue, and Seventh Street, will continue to be open Monday through Saturday.


DriWater Inc. of Santa Rosa added Bridget Dorcy and Nathan Miller to its Northern California sales team. DriWater makes a water gel that is natural and biodegradable and primarily used to water plants, shrubs and trees.

Nonprofit Organizations

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The Marin Youth Center in San Rafael hired Micheal Cosby as director. The center supports the development of middle and high school age youth through arts, technology and community service.

Appointed by county supervisors Efren Carrillo and Shirley Zane to the board of directors of the Sonoma County Fair were Doug Beretta, Lisa Carreño, Ed Clites, Cindy Crane, Heidi Darling and Saralee McClelland Kunde.

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