Banking & Finance
[caption id="attachment_77682" align="alignleft" width="162"] Aleia Coate[/caption]
Aleia Coate, formerly Sonoma Bank’s Sebastopol branch manager, is now managing the Santa Rosa main branch, located at 801 Fourth St. Ms. Coate has been with the bank for 14 years. In addition to the main branch, she also oversees the bank’s west Petaluma and east Petaluma branches. Ms. Coate has been involved with numerous organizations in the Sebastopol community, having been president of the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce board. She also has served as president for the Rotary Club of Sebastopol. Additionally, she serves on the board of TLC Child and Family Services and is past president of Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa.
[caption id="attachment_77683" align="alignright" width="162"] Victoria Johnston[/caption]
Sonoma Bank also recently hired Victoria Johnston to manage its Sebastopol branch. Ms. Johnston, who has 13 years of banking experience, comes to Sonoma from Wells Fargo Bank, where she most recently worked as a regional bank private banker. She holds Series 7, Series 66 and insurance licenses, and is a California notary. She is 2013--2014 president of the Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary Club, where she has been secretary and international chair.
[caption id="attachment_77684" align="alignleft" width="180"] Tani Girton[/caption]
Bank of Marin Bancorp hired Tani Girton as chief financial officer of the company and its subsidiary bank. Ms. Girton joins Bank of Marin with more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including risk management, treasury, and investment portfolio management. Most recently, she was executive vice president and treasurer at Bank of the West where she managed a team of more than 25 professionals. Prior to that, she was vice president of treasury capital markets at Charles Schwab & Company.Construction
[caption id="attachment_77685" align="alignright" width="162"] Todd Garrett[/caption]
Novato's W. Bradley Electric promoted Todd Garrett, DMC-E, to division manager of WBE Audio Visual. In this new role, he will focus on expanding the department’s volume, value engineering, education and integration. With early training as an IBEW Sound & Communication Technician, Mr. Garrett brings over 24 years of AV certifications and experience as a Navy communications and cryptographic technician, AV project manager, engineer, estimator and programmer. His new role is WBE AV Division Manager.Health Care
[caption id="attachment_77686" align="alignleft" width="180"] Cary Wheeler[/caption]
Michele Kangas, RN, of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation -- an acronym for "Diseases Attacking the Immune System" -- and UnitedHealthcare. The DAISY Foundation’s recognition program is part of many hospitals’ recruitment and retention programs, helping to offset the acute shortage of nurses nationwide. Each month, nurses are selected by their nursing administration and peers to receive the DAISY Award, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.
Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, part of Adventist Health, said Cary Wheeler, DO, is now seeing patients at Family Practice, located at 260 Hospital Dr., Ste. 209, in Ukiah.Hospitality & Tourism
[caption id="attachment_77687" align="alignleft" width="162"] Stephanie Edwards[/caption]
Sonoma-based BeautifulPlaces appointed a new management team to drive growth at newly acquired McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The new vice president and general manager is Stephanie Edwards, who has assumed overall responsibility for the company’s operations. Prior to joining BeautifulPlaces, she served as vice president of global consumer marketing for security software provider Kaspersky Lab.