Dear readers:

Last August when we published our first group of Most Influential Leaders in the North Bay, we promised we would bring you more of their stories. We honor that pledge today and promise to bring you more of the inspiring stories of business people in future editions.

We think you will be struck, as we were, by the depth and genuineness of these most influential business leaders.

Just as important, we want to keep this process open to new leaders, and we invite you to use our online form at to tell us about them.

Brad Bollinger, Editor in chief

Jim AdamsCEO, REACH Air Medical Services

Rachel M. DollarAttorney, Smith Dollar PC

Rob McMillan

Executive vice president and Wine Division founder, Silicon Valley Bank

Al CoppinPresident, Keegan & Coppin Inc.

Daniel J. Duckhorn

Chairman and founder, Duckhorn Wine Co.

Mark Ihde

President and CEO,  Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

Stan MeadCEO, La Tortilla Factory

Dave Siembieda

President and CEO, CrossCheck Inc.

Iver Skavdal

President and CEO, Winzler & Kelly