Arts & Entertainment

Craig Miller was named artistic director and education director The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Mr. Miller spent the last seven years as founder and artistic Director of The Texas Repertory Theatre Company in Houston.

Banking & Finance

BondDesk Group LLC, a Mill Valley fixed income technology firm and trading venue, appointed Tal Elyashiv head of technology and professional services, Laura Lynn Morrissey head of relationship management, and CFO Greg Stockett chief operations Officer.

First Northern Community Bancorp in Dixon promoted Bruce Orris to executive vice president/chief information officer; Kimberly DeBra to executive vice president/corporate communications, sales and marketing; and Jeffrey Adamski to executive vice president/senior loan officer.

Business & Professional Services

Adam Heher joined Petaluma-based Edgewood Partners Insurance Center.  Mr. Adam spent 15 years building and managing Wingspan Services Corporation (d.b.a. Swisher Hygiene), his commercial hygiene services company.

Forestville business strategy adviser Mary Luttrell earned the Certified Management Consultant designation, awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, recently accredited by Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Craig Stapleton was named president, CEO, CFO and chairman of the board of directors of SonomaWest Holdings Inc., owner of the former Vacu-Dry facility in Sebastopol. Mr. Stapleton replaces his son Walker Stapleton, who is leaving the position to become Colorado State Treasurer.


For the second consecutive year, Assemblymember Jared Huffman of San Rafael received the Summa Cum Laude distinction on the 2010 legislative session Honor Roll, sponsored by the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable.

Sheryl Bratton was named assistant Sonoma County counsel.   Ms. Bratton has been with the Sonoma County Counsel’s Office since 1992.

Health Care

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Santa Rosa-based Annadel Medical Group, part of the St. Joseph Health System - Sonoma County, said internal medicine physicians George Bisbee, Catherine Davis, and Robert Schaefer and family medicine practitioner Paul Umino have joined the organization.  Drs. Bisbee, Davis and Schaefer are located in Annadel Medical Group’s main offices in Santa Rosa, Drs. Sisler and Umino in Petaluma.

Nonprofit Organizations

Eric Goldman was named executive director for North America of San Rafael-based Trips for Kids, a cycling program for at-risk youth. Mr. Goldman has held senior executive positions at Esprit, Levi and Disney.


Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. in Novato appointed Patrick Reichenberger to the newly created position of vice president, commercial operations. Mr. Reichenberger served as senior director of commercial development at XOMA, LLC.

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Bill Stewart, president of the Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, was appointed to the California Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors.

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