Banking & Finance

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Redwood Credit Union in Santa Rosa named Deirdre Thompson new manager of its local telephone member service center. Ms. Thompson was most recently deposits contact center site leader with Bank of America.

.Business Organizations

The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce named cyclist and local cycling event organizer Levi Leipheimer Business Man of the Year and Alison Huber of Filtration Group Business Woman of the Year.

.Business & Professional Services

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Mike Feeney joined Rogers & Young Insurance Services in Windsor as a commercial lines broker.



The U.S. Green Building Professional Certification Program’s Redwood Empire chapter elected Steve Bushnell, Jennifer Chandler, Tom LeDuc, Peter Lescure, Wayne Miller and Kirstie Moore to its board of directors.


San Francisco-based Lark Creek Restaurant Group appointed Randall Kies to senior vice president of growth and development, a newly created position. Mr. Kies was most recently executive vice president of operations for Vino Volo, a chain of wine bars and specialty retail stores. The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur is the original Lark Creek Restaurant Group restaurant, now one of 10.


Nonprofit Organizations

Community Housing Sonoma County in Santa Rosa named John Hazdess, Komron Shahhosseini and Lisa Yoshida to its board of directors.  Community Housing Sonoma County develops supportive housing for people with disabilities.


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Marsha Zolkower is the new business representative for Sonoma County Job Link. Ms. Zolkower is connected with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire, a Job Link partner, in Santa Rosa.


Northbay Family Homes in Novato announced that Laura Levine, broker and vice president of NFH is leaving the organization to return to her lending roots in the lending and banking industry.  Ms. Levine will continue to work to make homeownership possible for work force families.

.Real Estate

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Karen Hardesty, Chelsea Hardesty and Abbi Fox joined Frank Howard Allen in its Tiburon office.  Most recently the three were with McGuire real estate.


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Kendra Campbell joined San Rafael-based Wine Management Systems as director of sales and marketing. Ms. Campbell was most recently director of sales and marketing for Blend Winery Software in Petaluma.



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B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen promoted CFO Terry Gard to chief operating officer. Tasting room manager and hospitality coordinator Sherri Hewitt was promoted to winery general manager. Vallerie Cohn is special events coordinator, and Joe Cohn will join the accounting team working on special projects. Tasha Cohn of Amonos will provide cosmetic services for wedding parties and events at B.R. Cohn Winery.


New board members of the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance include Philip Coturri of Enterprise Vineyards, Mike Pucci of Sangiacomo Vineyards,  Michael Crain of Blakeslee & Crain Vineyard Advisors & Brokers and Mark Stornetta of Alain Pinel Realtors.


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Edward Brady joined Healdsburg-based Rodney Strong Wine Estates as director of national sales strategy, and Matt Guerriero was hired as district manager for Midwest states.  Mr. Brady’s most recent position was with Kendall Jackson as vice president of strategic marketing. Mr. Guerriero was with Peerless Imports Inc. and the Charmer Sunbelt Group.


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