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Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced the following staff additions:

Mark Mokelke joined the office in Santa Rosa as a senior client manager and senior vice president.  A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Mr. Mokelke has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the past 13 years, working in various industry groups, primarily focusing on large corporate industrial and real estate companies.  

Julie Robinson also joined the office in Santa Rosa as a treasury management solutions officer.  Ms. Robinson brings 29 years of experience in the banking industry including positions in sales, corporate training, and service and operations.  She spent 24 years with Wells Fargo with a focus in treasury for 16 years.  She joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2008 and covers the middle market for the greater Bay Area.

Siobhan Griffin is a sales support associate in Santa Rosa and was recently promoted to assistant vice president.  Ms. Griffin has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry including commercial loans, commercial banking, home loans, and residential real estate sales.

Nai Saephanh joined the Santa Rosa office as a credit support associate. Ms. Saephanh has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for over 13 years. Her previous experience includes cash vault operations, SBA loan administration and special assets portfolio management.

Also in Santa Rosa, Virginia Graves is a treasury management solutions analyst. She supports middle market clients located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Her treasury solutions expertise is primarily focused in professional service firms, clean energy companies and wineries. Her experience includes analyst positions within global corporate treasury sales and commercial card product management teams with the bank in Chicago.

Noel McArdell is based in Santa Rosa as a client manager covering Marin and Sonoma counties. She has been as associate the bank for five years, working with both business banking and middle market clients.  She has more than 14 years banking experience.

Finally, Brian Kilkenny joined the Santa Rosa office as a vice president and business development officer for Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.  He has been involved in commercial real estate and finance for the last nine years.

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Katie Hansen is now the operations manager at Massage Envy Spa in Sonoma. She began her Massage Envy career at the Flagstaff, Ariz. location . Katie Hansen earned her Bachelor of Science degrees for business administration in management and marketing as a full-time student while working full-time.Insurance

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company annonced that Antonio Derossi is joining the company as the chief operations officer. Mr. Derossi will be responsible for the full scope of operations at Fireman’s Fund and will be based in Novato at the corporate headquarters. He most recently served as the COO of Allianz Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMA) where he was responsible for IT, operations, claims, and strategic direction and management of project portfolios and budgets. Mr. Derossi joined Allianz in 2008 as the senior vice president of the Global Life Unit at Allianz SE and prior to that held consulting roles with Andersen Consulting and McKinsey & Co.

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) announced the addition of Joe Costamagna as a principal in its Petaluma office. Mr. Costamagna brings 10 years of experience in insurance and risk management, working with a wide range of businesses and specializing in the construction industry. He will work closely with North Bay property and casualty practice. His responsibilities will include acquiring new clients, growing existing accounts and managing the insurance and risk management programs of current clients.Prior to joining EPIC, Mr. Costamagna spent more than three years as an account executive with Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Before joining Woodruff-Sawyer, he was a vice president and commercial lines producer for Willis HRH for six years.Wine

Edmeades Winery named Ben Salazar winemaker. Mr. Salazar brings more than 13 years of experience to the Anderson Valley brand.  He came to wine by way of restaurants, working for Rutherford Grill outposts in California and Colorado for six years. Mr. Salazar made the transition with a harvest position at Cardinale in Oakville. Since then he has worked at Isabel Estates Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, and at Four Vines Winery in Paso Robles. Salazar joined Jackson Family Wines in 2008 as a viticultural enologist on the North Coast. He was soon promoted to enologist and assistant winemaker at the company's Monterey County winery.