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Maryanne Harris has joined Exchange Bank as an SBA sales associate. She recently was Sonoma branch manager for Sonoma Bank. Ms. Harris volunteers for American Heart Association, Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation and the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
Denise Gilseth was appointed branch manager, vice president of investments of Stifel Nicolaus and Company in Santa Rosa. Ms. Gilseth previously was with A.G. Edwards for more than 20 years. She has served on several boards, including Back Country Horsemen (North Bay Unit), Windsor Rotary, Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic and Wild Oak Saddle Club.
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Brent Stromgren joined Stifel Nicolaus and Company as a financial advisor in Santa Rosa. He was the KFTY-TV meteorologist in Santa Rosa from 1997 to 2007.Construction
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W. Bradley Electric, Inc. named Patrick Kays a project manager for its Electrical Division. He was division manager for more than 21 years, overseeing large-scale multifamily projects and coordinating BIM for complex projects.
North Coast engineering and consulting firm LACO Associates added a new location and new staff in Ukiah. Tony Shaw is the Ukiah community development manager. He has more than 13 years of public and private project development and coordination experience, including affordable housing projects, community infrastructure and economic development project management. Mr. Shaw earned his B.A. in environmental studies focusing on urban planning from Sonoma State University. Jason Wise is a junior engineer and will support geotechnical, environmental and engineering projects. Mr. Wise earned his B.S. in civil engineering from California State University, Chico.Real Estate
Lori Burger, senior vice president of Rohnert Park-based property management firm Eugene Burger Management Corp., was named the 2012 senior vice president of the Institute of Real Estate Management.Wine
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St. Helena-based wine industry mergers and acquisitions firm Maher Advisors formed a new estates brokerage division with the addition of luxury real estate agent Henry Schlangen, formerly a North Bay top producer with Pacific Union International/Christie's International Real Estate.
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Jack Bittner has been promoted to president of Cliff Lede Vineyards in Yountville and Breggo Cellars, a Mendocino County's Anderson Valley acquired in 2009. Previously, he was vice president and general manager. He joined Cliff Lede Vineyards in 2004. His two-decade career in the wine industry includes Clos Pegase, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery and Silverado Vineyards, where he played a key role in the winery’s marketing and sales efforts.