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Redwood Credit Union recently named Angela Moore as SBA loan services manager, and Jim Ward as commercial and business lending manager. They will be responsible for overseeing the credit union's SBA loan and business lending programs. Ms. Moore has 10 years of local financial services experience and has been with the institution since 2010, previously serving as commercial SBA credit officer. She served on RCU's employee advisory committee. Mr. Ward was a senior commercial loan officer at the credit union since 2007 and worked in the industry for more than 20 years. Before that he was a regional business owner.
Summit State Bank shareholders elected the following directors: James Baxter, Josh Cox, John DeMeo, Michael J. Donovan, Richard Dorr, Thomas Duryea, Todd Fry, Joseph Helmer, Allan Hemphill, Ron Metcalfe, Nick Rado, Marshall Reynolds and Eugene Traverso. Mr. Baxter and Mr. Cosh are new to the board. Mr. Lewis retired as chairman and was replaced by Mr. Hemphill, a board director since 1999.
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Rod Field has been promoted to regional manager of Ledcor Construction, overseeing the Napa branch office operations. He has been with Ledcor for more than seven years, starting as a project manager.
EducationThe College of Marin board of trustees has approved Kenneth Meier, PhD, as the college's new vice president of student learning. Dr. Meier begins his new duties at the college on Aug. 1. Dr. Meier has been vice president of student learning and economic development at Butte College since 2006. He helped that college develop resources for student learning, retention and success, raising about $10 million in new local, state and federal grant money for a variety of programs.
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Kirk Bowman has been elected to the Healdsburg Education Foundation's board of directors. Mr. Bowman, now retired, spent the majority of his career in venture capital, as managing director of Hambrecht & Quist, founder of venture capital fund Inman and Bowman, which concluded in 1998, and member of advisory boards of several venture capital funds. He served on the University of the Pacific's board of regents from 200110 and chaired the investment committee from 2003. He currently is on the advisory board of the university's School of International Studies.
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Linda Challoner, RN, strategy leader for Kaiser Permanente, has been named president of the board of directors for the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. Other officers elected are Carolina Spence of Seniors Inc. as vice president; Johnny Drake of Johnny's Java, secretary; and Eric Taylor, of Aglient Technologies, treasurer. The Center of Sonoma County celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.