Banking & Finance

Bill Marseilles joined First Republic Bank’s Napa office as a senior relationship manager.

.Business Organizations

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s Business Hall of Fame is honoring Henry Trione, Carlos and Willie Tamayo of La Tortilla Factory, and Marv Soiland of Soiland, Inc. for their contributions to Sonoma County.

.Business & Professional Services

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Beth Harden joined the sales team at Sonoma Promotional Solutions. Ms. Harden was national trade sales representative previously with the Smith and Hawken Corp.

.Nonprofit Organizations

Terry Scussel, Karen Arnold, Damien Morozumi and Jane Lott joined the board of directors of Whistlestop, a San Rafael nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services and activities for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Marin County.

.Real Estate

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Mindy Wyman is the new broker and partner of Sierra Property Services in Napa.  SPS is a consortium of real estate and property management professionals.


CRN, the flagship publication of CMP Channel, named San Rafael-based Autodesk Inc. executives Ken Bado, executive vice president of sales and services, and Steve Blum, senior vice president of Americas sales, as 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs.


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Novato-based SPG Solar Inc. appointed Ted Walsh vice president of business development.  Mr. Walsh led SPG Solar’s sales efforts on many of the company’s most notable projects. The company also promoted Michael Mittleman to senior vice president and chief operating officer and Denise Thompson to senior vice president and chief administrative officer.



Sonoma-based Foley Family Wines    appointed Kerry Manahan-Ehlow chief operating officer, sales and marketing.  Ms. Manahan-Ehlow most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing for Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery.

Inertia Beverage Group in Napa named Joseph Waechter chief executive officer. Mr. Waechter was the president and CEO of DHL Worldwide Express and managing director of California Pacific Capital.

New officers of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers board of directors are Valerie Wathen of Dutton Goldfield, president; Nick Leras of Leras Vineyard, vice president; John Holdredge of Holdredge Wines, second vice president; Carol Kozlowski of Kozlowski Farms, secretary; and Saralee McClelland Kunde of Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard, treasurer.

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