Banking & Finance

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Alice Sanford, a senior financial adviser with Santa Rosa-based Ameriprise Financial, was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame. The award is designed to recognize exceptional professionals who have reached the pinnacle of success in their careers.

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Government

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Assemblymember Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, received the Champion Award from the Women’s Foundation of California for fighting to protect critical safety net programs for women and girls while she served as chair of the Assembly Budget Committee and presided over the Budget Conference Committee process.

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Insurance

Lauren Bailey was named vice president of entertainment in commercial insurance for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. in Novato. Ms. Bailey will be responsible for managing the direction and priorities for the entertainment business and accountable for driving profitable growth.

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Nonprofit Organizations

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Linn Warren of the California Housing Finance Agency joined the board of directors of San Rafael-based EAH Housing. Mr. Warren, a former vice president for First Nationwide Bank, has worked in a consulting capacity to the city of San Jose Housing Department and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. EAH Housing addresses the needs of low-income families and seniors.

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Technology

Gerald Hamblin was named chief operating officer of ThermaSource Inc. in Santa Rosa.  Mr. Hamblin has more than 33 years of experience in the geothermal industry in areas such as planning, well design, program evaluation, rig management and engineering.

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Wine

Ascentia Wine Estates in Healdsburg promoted Ondine Chattan to the head winemaking position at Geyser Peak Winery.  Ms. Chattan’s 15 years of winemaking experience include 10 at Geyser Peak and as lead winemaker for XYZin.

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