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Dominican University of California president Mary Marcy announced that the University will begin a search for a successor to Terry Tumey as director of athletics. Tumey, who has been Dominican’s A.D. since April of 2009, has accepted a similar position with the University of California, Davis. President Marcy said she plans to announce an acting athletics director later this month. Under Mr. Tumey’s leadership, Dominican won the Pacific West Conference’s Academic Achievement Award in its first two years in the conference plus the PacWest’s Community Engagement Award. Mr. Tumey also re-established the women’s and men’s cross country program at Dominican and guided the University through the process of funding and constructing a new athletics complex featuring a multi-purpose synthetic turf field and six new tennis courts. That complex is scheduled to be dedicated in the fall.Wine
Jack Daniels, who co-founded St. Helena-based Wilson Daniels four decades ago, has returned to the company as interim chief executive officer, the fine-wine sales and marketing agency announced. Wilson Daniels (www.wilsondaniels.com) represents domestic producer partners Schramsberg Vineyards, J. Davies, Clos Pegase, Gainey Vineyard, Ponzi Vineyards, WillaKenzie Estate, Lancaster Estate and Roth Estate; import producer partners Ceretto, Campo di Sasso (Insoglio and Mount Nelson), Castello di Volpaia, Prelius, Indue, Royal Tokaji, Château Simard, Tardieu-Laurent and Kumeu River. The organization has been the exclusive importer for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti for more than 30 years and Domaine Leflaive for 14 years. This year, Wilson Daniels has added seven imports to its portfolio.Banking
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The board of Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, has appointed Michaela Rodeno as a director. Ms. Rodeno, a Napa Valley resident, brings 40 years of business and wine industry experience to the company board, which now has 12 active members. During her career in the wine industry, Rodeno was employee number two and the vice president of marketing for Domaine Chandon, and was the first CEO of St. Supery Winery – one of the industry’s very few female CEOs. During her 21-year tenure, she also served as a board director of Silicon Valley Bank for 10 years and served in leadership roles on the audit, compensation and lending committees during a time of significant growth for that Bank.Health care
El Camino Hospital in Mountain View announced that 21 individuals have been appointed to serve on six hospital board committees. The new members were selected for their subject matter expertise and come from a wide range of business, academic and health care backgrounds. They will advise the Hospital Board of Directors in the areas of governance, finance/investments, quality, executive compensation and audit/corporate compliance. From the North Bay, Mark Sickles, chairman and CEO of Mark W. Sickles, LLC in Sausalito, will join as part of the governance committee.
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Sutter Medical Foundation announced of a new member to the care team in Vallejo — board-certified family medicine physician Nigel Brandstater, M.D. He is now serving the greater Vallejo community through the foundation’s Vallejo care center at 100 Hospital Dr. After earning his undergraduate degree at Pacific Union College, Dr. Brandstater attended medical school at Loma Linda University and earned his medical degree. He completed a family practice residency and served as chief medical resident at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.Agriculture
Assemblymember Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, has recognized Earl J. Dolcini of Petaluma as the Veteran of the Year from the 6th Assembly District. Mr. Huffman praised Dolcini, who retired from duty in 1972, for his years of service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserves, and joined him and other distinguished veterans at the Veterans Recognition Luncheon at the Sacramento Convention Center. A member of the Marin County Farm Bureau for decades, Mr. Dolcini has been active in agriculture since he was a boy on the family ranch in the Hicks Valley area of West Marin. Since the 1960s, Mr. Dolcini has served on the boards of the Marin County Farm Bureau, Marin Agricultural Land Trust and several American Farm Credit institutions on the local, regional and national levels. In March 2010, Mr. Dolcini received the Marin County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.