Banking & Finance

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Redwood Credit Union has named Alfredo Pedroza as branch manager for its Sonoma branch at 500 W. Napa Street, and Glen Ellen branch at 1 Walnut Street, Eldridge. In his new role, Mr. Pedroza will oversee all aspects of the branches’ daily operations, staffing, business development and community relations. Mr. Pedroza has worked in financial services since 2005, and has been with Redwood Credit Union since 2009 as Assistant Branch Manager of RCU’s Napa Branch. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Sonoma State University and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Redwood Credit Union also named Michael Coholan as assistant branch manager for its Napa branch, located at 1705 First Street. In his new role, Mr. Coholan will assist in overseeing service to Members, staff management, and daily operations, as well as supporting business development, community relations, and local volunteerism efforts. Mr. Coholan has been with Redwood Credit Union for eight years, serving most recently as a senior member service representative.Construction

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Marya Grechko has recently joined Conklin Bros. Abbey Carpet & Floor in Santa Rosa as a Design Consultant.  Ms. Grechko has an extensive sales background, including the past seven years in the flooring industry.Law

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The law office of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz has hired Aubrey Mauritson to the firm. Ms. Mauritson received a Juris Doctor, with distinction, from McGeorge School of Law. Her practice will focus on civil litigation and land use law.Health Care

Jan Grimes, a Healdsburg resident, has joined the board of directors of Alliance Medical Center, which operates medical facilities in Windsor and Healdsburg. She has 35 years experience as a human resources professional. She joined the Alliance board in July and has a special interest in the health of children and the medically underserved.  Ms. Grimes holds a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in New York and did her graduate work in counseling at Drake University in Iowa.Manufacturing

Lowepro, maker of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices in Petaluma,  appointed Suzanne Caballero Knowlton as worldwide photographer relations manager.  In her new position, Ms. Knowlton will serve as the company’s liaison to professional photographers. She has more than 10 years of experience as a marketing manager and most recently served as vertical marketing manager for the online book publisher Blurb.com, and as marketing director with technology educational book publisher O’Reilly Media.Professional Services

Axis Appraisal Management Solutions  in San Rafael named  Ron Simmons as its chief appraiser and director of valuation services.  He has operated an appraisal practice for over a decade and is a certified residential appraiser in Northern California. He holds an SRA professional designation from the Appraisal Institute and a degree in organizational behavior, development and change management from the University of San Francisco.  Prior to appraisal practice, he worked for Levi Strauss & Co.Real Estate

Keegan & Coppin Company, Inc. hired John Rico.  Mr. Rico started his career in real estate first in the mortgage industry originating loans in the San Jose/South Bay area, and then moved into residential real estate sales with Realty Executives Wine Country.  Upon relocating to Santa Rosa, he has ventured into the commercial real estate market specializing in industrial and office investments and leasing.Solar

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Solar Universe Santa Rosa announced that Alan Christie has joined Solar Universe as its new sales manager. Mr. Christie has extensive background in management, sales & marketing, and the electrical industry. His past experience includes working with companies such as Artistic Lighting & Electric Inc., Sensible Foods, LLC, and Western Pacific Solar, Inc.