People: Week of Jan. 27, 2014


[caption id="attachment_86514" align="alignright" width="173"] Alan Wingate[/caption]

Montgomery Taylor & Company in Santa Rosa hired Alan Wingate, CPA, as a tax adviser, preparing and reviewing tax returns and assisting clients with tax planning and accounting. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he has more than 10 years of experience in accounting, tax preparation and asset management. Another new employee, Seth Howland, is an executive associate, assisting the company with tax preparation, investment management and general office administrative projects. Mr. Howland is a native of Sonoma County, attended Santa Rosa Junior College and is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College.Banking & Finance

[caption id="attachment_86515" align="alignleft" width="192"] Michael Randolph[/caption]

Michael Randolph joined Willow Creek Wealth Management, which has Santa Rosa and Sebastopol offices, as a financial adviser. A fee-only planner since 1984, Mr. Randolph has been a senior financial planner for a CPA firm and had his own financial planning and investment management practice prior to merging with Willow Creek. A certified financial planner, he also holds a master of science degree in financial planning and is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the Financial Planning Association.Business Organizations

Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger was elected board chairman of the North Bay Leadership Council. Mr. Bollinger joined the Journal as editor in 2005 when it was purchased by the New York Times Co. Previously, Mr. Bollinger was business editor for Santa Rosa Press Democrat for 15 years. He also serves on boards of directors of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma County Alliance and Empire College and is a trustee on the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation in Santa Rosa.

Patty Garbarino was elected North Bay Leadership Council vice chairman. Since 2000, she has been president of Marin Sanitary Service, Marin Recycling Center and Marin Resource Recovery Center, where she is responsible for policy development and implementation and the overall management and oversight of the operations of the company. In addition to her administrative and management responsibilities, Ms. Garbarino is involved in all aspects of the company's governmental and community relations as well as the Public Education Program. She has spoken at several national conferences regarding waste and recycling issues and was the first woman president of the California Refuse & Removal Council. She was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame in 1999 and has been the chair of six local school bond measures and parcel tax campaigns, benefiting the San Rafael Public Schools.Commercial Real Estate

[caption id="attachment_86516" align="alignright" width="173"] Chris Yeakey[/caption]

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