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Star Staffing announced that Rob Pilling has joined their Professional Staffing and Placement Solutions Division, Star H-R, Inc., as Executive Recruiter. He will lead the direct hire and executive placement services in such areas as accounting, finance, information technology, engineering, and a wide range of administrative positions. Mr. Pilling comes to Star H-R with over 10 years of extensive headhunting and recruiting experience.
Chef Fabrice Marcon now heads up the kitchen at Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur, one of the Marin County’s most popular dining spots. Co-owner and concept chef Roland Passot recruited Marcon to enhance the Larkspur restaurant’s offerings, while at the same time maintaining Left Bank’s French brasserie’s inspired menu. Chef Marcon, now 41 years old, is a native of France who apprenticed as a teenager in 2- and 3-star Michelin restaurants and early in his career worked in some of Europe’s most respected venues including La Chat Botte in Cannes, Beau Rivage Palace in Geneva, Restaurant Paul Bocuse in Lyon, and the Grand Hotel Stockholm where he met an American pastry chef who he married.
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Wendy D. Whitson, attorney with Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. Her areas of specialty are business, labor and employment and real estate law. The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
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Laura Bertolli has been named interim board chair for the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Gary Phillips of San Rafael, who recently stepped down as chair in order to focus on his mayoral campaign for the City of San Rafael. Ms. Bertolli is the corporate president of Bertolli’s Auto Body and manages the family business located in San Rafael. She became active in the chamber in 1998, initially overseeing the chamber economic development committee. She was named to the board in 2000 and served on it through 2006, creating a new auto industry committee. When her term was complete, she served on several other committees before being reappointed to the board in 2009, when she became secretary of the board and has held that position since. Bertolli lives in Novato with her three children. Ms. Bertolli is also a member of Rotary Club of San Rafael, the Rock for Good board of directors and the Collision Repair Association of California.
Santa Rosa Youth Symphony Director of Education Ben Taylor has announced the results of the conductor search for the Santa Rosa Symphony’s beginning and intermediate student orchestras. Tristan Arnold has been chosen to conduct the Preparatory Orchestra and Bobby Rogers will conduct the Discovery Orchestra. Mr. Taylor made the announcement in a letter to the families of the Symphony’s youth ensembles members. “Both of these gentlemen are first-rate musicians and educators,” Mr. Taylor said. “They will bring a great balance of performance excellence and fun to these orchestras.”