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[caption id="attachment_81037" align="alignleft" width="180"] Ellen Maremont Silver[/caption]

Santa Rosa Junior College hired Ellen Maremont Silver as director of communications and marketing, where she oversees the college’s communications, branding, social media, website and marketing for Sonoma County Junior College District. She brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations, marketing, and project management for non-profit organizations, education and business to the position. Ms. Silver worked for the American Red Cross as regional communications director. Prior to that, she served as marketing and public relations manager for O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Ian Brown of GATE Academy in San Rafael was among 32 teachers across 18 states recognized as "Math Heroes" by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for effective, innovative methods that promote student enthusiasm and achievement in math. Each Math Hero receives a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school. Winners are selected based on compelling submissions from nominators on the effective and creative ways teachers work with students in math, drawing on new and advanced approaches.Health Care

Six new members were appointed to the Buck Institute board of trustees. The Buck also appointed its first international trustee. All will begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2014. The new trustees are:

[caption id="attachment_81038" align="alignright" width="128"] Roy Eisenhardt[/caption]

Roy Eisenhardt, who started his career at law firm Farella, Braun + Martel in San Francisco in 1966. He then taught as a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley law school. In the 1980’s he became the president of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics. In 1989, Mr. Eisenhardt became the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. During the year 2010-2011 he served as interim president of San Francisco Art Institute. John Larson, a retired San Francisco lawyer with over 40 years of practice devoted to high-tech and life science companies. Before his retirement he was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. He currently serves on the Buck Institute’s Technology Transfer Committee.Fouad Makhzoumi, executive chairman and CEO of Future Group, including Future Pipe Industries Group of Dubai, which has over 3500 employees in 23 countries. He has been a member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project and vice chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Catherine Munson was chair of the Buck Institute Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2012 and is returning after a one-year term away from those duties. She is CEO of LVPMarin Realtors. She is a director and vice Chair of Alta Pacific Bank of Santa Rosa, and has served as a director of business Bancorp and Business Bank of California since 2001. Franklyn Prendergast, MD, PhD, is a Rhondes Scholar and professor of biochemistry molecular biology and professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is director emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and an emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Ralph Snyderman, MD, is chancellor emeritus at Duke University and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. He served as chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine from 1989 to 2004. During this time, he oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System and served as its first CEO and president. In 1987, Dr. Snyderman joined Genentech, Inc. as vice president for medical research and development. He also served on the board of Proctor and Gamble.Nonprofits

Audubon Canyon Ranch selected long-time education professional Anne Burnett as its new director of education for its nature education programs. She will lead and coordinate the education program’s strategic planning, community outreach, volunteer coordination, program evaluation and development efforts for ACR education programs. Ms. Burnett has served as a field science educator and site manager for the Yosemite Institute in Yosemite National Park. For 13 years, Ms. Burnett was an instructor and course director for Outward Bound. She also taught high school science for five years, serving as a crew leader at the Rocky Mountain School for Expeditionary Learning.Wine

[caption id="attachment_81039" align="alignleft" width="180"] Bob Guinn[/caption]

Wilson Daniels appointed Bob Guinn as senior vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Mr. Guinn will be charged with leading Wilson Daniels U.S. sales efforts along with marketing oversight. Prior to joining Wilson Daniels, Mr. Guinn was with TGIC/Titan Wine & Spirits as senior vice president and most recently served as executive vice president at August Wine Group. He has also held various roles of responsibility with Western Washington Beverage, Columbia Wine & Spirits, Constellation-Pacific Wine Partners, and Joshua Tree Imports.

Napa-based Crimson Wine Group appointed Mary Jo Dale senior vice president of marketing and consumer sales. She was most recently employed as the chief consumer direct officer at KLH Consulting in Santa Rosa. Ms. Dale’s wine industry experience includes key roles focused on consumer sales and marketing at companies including The Vincraft Group, Sequoia Grove Winery, and St. Francis Winery & Vineyards.

Sonoma County Winegrowers announced 2013--2014 commissioners: Brad Petersen of Fall Creek Vineyards & Rawah Vineyards as chairman; Kevin Barr of Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, vice chairman; Richard Mounts of Mounts Vineyard, treasurer; Glenn Proctor of Puccioni Ranch and partner at Ciatti Company, a new commissioner.