[caption id="attachment_86963" align="alignright" width="232"] Alyssa Foster, Lilia Moreno[/caption]
Two new associate accountants have joined Pisenti & Brinker LLP. Alyssa Foster is a graduate of Simpson University and Lilia Moreno graduated from Sonoma State University. Both have prior experience in the financial industry.Awards
Patricia Gill, executive director of Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area, received a Heart of Marin Award for excellence in leadership. In addition to the award, Ms. Gill received $5,000 for her organization from Marin Community Foundation. Since 2008, Ms. Gill has served as executive director at BINBA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide programs and services that improve the quality of life for adults and families impacted by acquired brain injury, and to raise public awareness within the community. BINBA has been located in Marin for 28 years. Banking and Finance
Private Ocean, a Marin County wealth management firm, has expanded its equity ownership to include four of the firm's leaders. The new equity owners are advisers Sarah Wotherspoon, Alex Gangl, Charles Pyfer, and Justin Hult, director of investment operations and chief compliance officer. To become an owner, candidates must meet specific criteria and participate in a rigorous application and interview process. The four new LLC members join Dr. Frank Jones, investment chair, and Dr. Susan Dickson, chief operating officer, who became members of the firm in 2011. Additional members are Theo Gallier, CIO, and founding owners Richard Stone and Gregory Friedman.Business Organizations
[caption id="attachment_86964" align="alignleft" width="173"] Rolf Nelson[/caption]
The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce announced its Board of Directors and Executive Committee Division Chairs for 2014. Heading the 2014 Executive Committee are: Rolf Nelson, Exchange Bank, chairman of the board; Keo Hornbostel, Pure Luxury Transportation, chair-elect; Doug Hilberman, AXIA Architects, immediate past chair.
[caption id="attachment_86965" align="alignright" width="192"] Keo Hornbostel[/caption]
Serving as division chairs on the 2014 Executive Committee are: Todd Anderson, Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites, chair, Convention & Visitors Bureau; Ryan Beach, Argent Bank chair, Leadership Santa Rosa; Dan Condron, Sonoma State University, chair, CPAC; James Conners, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, chair, Young Professionals Network; Evan Hershey, Umpqua Investments, chair, finance; Scott Ormerod, Leap Solutions Group, chair, Membership & Communications; Steve Schofield, American River Bank, chair, Advocacy Council; Jodi Shubin, Pisenti & Brinker LLP, chair, Special Events; Bill Silver, SSU School of Business & Economics, vice-chair, Sonoma County BEST; Fred Van Milligen, JDSU, chair, Workforce Development.
[caption id="attachment_86966" align="alignright" width="182"] Doug Hilberman[/caption]
Rounding out the 2014 Board of Directors are: Scott Adams, Comcast; Nicole Arnone, Cipolla Financial & Insurance Services; Brad Bollinger, North Bay Business Journal; Brian Bottari, Pacific Gas & Electricl; Percy Brandon, Vintners Inn; Courtney Cahill, Kaiser Permanente; Pam Chanter, Vantreo Insurance; Frank Chong, Santa Rosa Junior College; Terry Darcy, Darcy’s Fine Jewelers; Ken Fischang, Sonoma County Tourism; Judy James, Republic Services; Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers; Trish McLean, Terra Firma Global Partners; Teresa Norton, Norton & Ingersoll, P.C.; Kelley Rajala, Share Exchange Cooperative; Wanda Tapia-Thomsen, Latino Service Providers Sonoma County; Jeff Weber, Agilent Technologies. 2014 ex-officio members are Bill Arnone, Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP; Brett Martinez, Redwood Credit Union.Commercial Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_86967" align="alignright" width="192"] Ethan Sommer[/caption]
HL Commercial Real Estate in San Rafael hired Ethan Sommer to its sales and leasing team. Mr. Sommer specializes in office and retail leasing and sales in the North Bay. He began his commercial real estate career as a tenant representation specialist for technology companies in San Francisco. Prior to working in commercial real estate, he worked in journalism and as a staff member for a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C.Hospitality and Tourism