Banking & Finance

Re-elected to the board of Windsor-based Community First Credit Union were Jean Neff, a retired junior high and junior college teacher, and Brian Cochran, principal financial analyst for the city of Santa Rosa. Elected to the Supervisory Committee were Jeanette St. George, long-time employee of the Sonoma County Grange Credit Union, and incumbents Maud Fitzpatrick, Certified Public Accountant, and Terry Walker, an insurance manager in Sonoma County.Business Organizations

Liz Ellis, president of Green Valley Consulting Engineers, was honored with a Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Leadership award for growing her company to become a leading Sonoma County engineering firm and her contributions to notable civic and open-space projects, including the new LEED Certified Gold Windsor Fire Station project.Business & Professional Services

Political campaigner Patrick Band established Valley Oak Consulting in Santa Rosa, specializing in grassroots candidate campaigns, ballot measures, and public policy advocacy. Mr. Band previously served as account executive for the San Francisco-based political consulting firm Terris Barnes & Walters.Health Care

San Rafael-based CareCounsel, provider of employer-sponsored health advocacy programs, hired Loren Root as director of sales. Ms. Root has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including relationship building and strategic planning at Kaiser Permanente.Hospitality & Tourism

Kathleen Fitzgerald was named vice president, conference and group sales for the Napa Valley Destination Council.   Ms. Fitzgerald was previously with the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau.Nonprofit Organizations


Sheri Lubin was hired as Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Land Trust’s director of public programs and education.  Ms. Lubin previously worked as a biologist and project manager at NASA Ames in the South Bay where she managed native plant restoration projects.Technology

Petaluma-based Calix appointed Andy Lockhart senior vice president of international sales and marketing.  Mr. Lockhart worked for the past twenty years at Cisco, holding a number of sales positions.Wine

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Direct-to-consumer marketing specialist Darlyne Miller founded dm2, a boutique marketing consultancy in Napa and Sonoma counties.  Previously Ms. Miller, a licensed attorney, was director of direct-to-consumer sales and marketing at Cameron Hughes Wine and Constellation Wines U.S.