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[caption id="attachment_76360" align="alignright" width="146"] Joe Martino[/caption]
Joseph Martino retired from the Bank of Marin Bancorp board of directors after 13 years of service. A Marin resident since 1969, he had a 42-year career in banking, including 30 years with Wells Fargo Bank, 15 years of which were managing dozens of branch offices in the North Bay.
[caption id="attachment_76361" align="alignleft" width="162"] Jose Alvarez[/caption]
Redwood Credit Union named Jose Alvarez manager of the two Sonoma Valley branches, located near Sonoma and in Glen Ellen. He has nearly 10 years of financial-services experience and previously served as a Sonoma Bank personal banker and a Wells Fargo branch manager. He is a longtime Sonoma resident and sits on the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center board of directors.
[caption id="attachment_76362" align="alignright" width="162"] Dale Wannen[/caption]
Dale Wannen launched independent investment advisory Sustainvest Asset Management, LLC, in Petaluma. It is focused on sustainable and responsible investing. He previously was portfolio manager with Harrington Investments.
Sonoma Bank hired Marco Pecunia as a loan officer in its Home Loan division in Santa Rosa. He most recently worked for Corsco Corporation as a golf professional.Construction
[caption id="attachment_76363" align="alignleft" width="162"] Robin Stephani[/caption]
Robin Stephani accepted a position as vice president of preconstruction at Wright Contracting of Santa Rosa. Recently, she was director of business development for Sonoma County BEST for the past year, significantly helping BEST move to another level in its startup year, coordinating the business retention and expansion efforts of BEST and working with BEST to attract new business to Sonoma County. She will stay involved in BEST's "100 in 100" business retention and expansion program and has volunteered to lead a committee promoting the development and inventorying of business development opportunity sites for BEST.
Joan Douglas-Fry joined WRA, Inc., in San Rafael as associate environmental planner and CEQA manager. Ms. Douglas-Fry was previously at ESA, a San Francisco-based environmental consultancy with locations throughout the West Coast and Florida. She has more than 16 years of environmental planning and management experience.
[caption id="attachment_76364" align="alignright" width="130"] Salvador Lopez[/caption]
Jim Murphy & Associates promoted Salvador Lopez to project superintendent. He has been a carpenter and foreman for the general contractor and has managed construction teams and project schedules.Hospitality and Tourism
Silverado Resort and Spa appointed Gary Collins as director of sales and Amy Walsh as director of catering and conference services. Her career in the hospitality industry includes being manager of 11 Carver Street, a fine dining restaurant in Massachusetts; Sweet & Savory, a high-end catering company; The Westin St. John; catering sales manager for 27-acre The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Massachusetts; and catering sales and group sales manager at the Riviera Palm Springs. Mr. Collins' career as a director of sales and marketing began in 1993, when he oversaw a total of 12 international properties in the New Otani Hotels Group. Since then, he has held this position at multiple hotels around the world.
[caption id="attachment_76365" align="alignright" width="162"] Gerard Giudice[/caption]
Rohnert Park mixed-use community Sonoma Mountain Village appointed Gerard Giudice as event center director. A native of New York, Mr. Giudice is co-owner of Sally Tomatoes Cafe, Bar and Catering whose accolades include 2006 Most Charitable Business by Sonoma County Youth and Adult Development, 2007 Spirit of Sonoma Award and 2011 Business of the Year by the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce.Health Care