Banking & Finance

Vacaville-based Travis Credit Union named to its volunteer board of directors Curt Newland, chair; Pat Moreno, vice chair; Mary Coburn, secretary; Thomas Kulinski, treasurer; Deborah Aspling, director; Charles Dawes, director; Stuart McIntosh, director; James Porter, director; and Dee Alarcon, director. Arturo Reyes was elected to the Supervisory Committee.

Food & Beverage

Albert Straus, president of Straus Family Creamery in Marshall, will be honored with a standing ovation from The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society for his work as an important food innovator in the Bay Area.

Fort Bragg-based Thanksgiving Coffee Co. named Chief Financial Officer Sam Kraynek as CEO and Ben Corey-Moran, director of coffee, as president.


Bob Brown, community development director for the city of San Rafael, received a Leadership in Sustainability Award in the individual category from the Marin Builders Association in San Rafael.

Nonprofit Organizations

The Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa named Mark Jensen as the architect for the contemporary art museum at the former AT&T building project known as Museum on the Square in downtown Santa Rosa.  This project is the focal point of the museum’s long-range plan to expand the scope and visibility of its contemporary art programming.

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Novato business owner Angela Wallace of Wallace Associates is the current president-elect for the National Association of Professional Organizers, a national association dedicated to the field of organizing through education, networking and industry resources.


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Steve Armstrong, formerly logistics manager of Agilent Technologies, launched Armstrong Consulting, Logistics and Facilities Solutions to provide services and solutions focused on cost-effective logistics and facilities management.


Winemaker Jesse Katz joined Lancaster Estate Winery in Healdsburg after winemaking assignments at Screaming Eagle and Robert Foley in Napa, as well as internationally in Argentina at Viña Cobos, Argiano and Bodega Noemia.

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