Banking and Finance
[caption id="attachment_87731" align="alignright" width="179"] Ramy Louis[/caption]
FPC Investment Advisory hired Ramy Louis as a marketing and communications manager in Petaluma. Originally from San Jose, Mr. Louis moved to Petaluma in December after selling his half of a specialty construction company based in Santa Clara. After becoming chief executive officer in 2007, he took the company from a two-person operation to a 30-plus person business grossing over $2 million annually. Previously, he served in the Navy, completing two overseas tours.Biotech
Novato-based Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: RARE) appointed Clay Siegall, PhD, and Matthew Fust to the company's board of directors. Dr. Siegall is president, CEO, chairman of the board and co-founder of Seattle Genetics, and Mr. Fust is formerly executive vice president chief financial officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Board member Ben Auspitz resigned from his position.Construction
Santa Rosa-based Western Builders hired Sean MacRae as project manager and head of design. Formally with Waters MacRae Architects, Mr. MacRae brings 25 years of experience in project design and management in the construction industry including winery, hospitality, commercial, residential and tenant-improvement work.
[caption id="attachment_87732" align="alignright" width="154"] Tom Donohoe[/caption]
Northern California Engineering Contractors Association on Feb. 1 swore in Tom Donohoe of Ghilotti Bros. as 2014 board president. The group's Hermsmeyer Hall of Fame Award was given to Dick Dowd and posthumously to C.R. “Dick” Fedrick.Education
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce selected Lynn Sondag for one of the 2013--2014 Excellence in Education Awards. She is an assistant professor at Dominican University of California and chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Design with 14 years' experience in the education community. Her contributions are curriculum improvement, instructional excellence, personal involvement and leadership, overall program improvement and exemplary support to the classroom. She holds a BFA degree from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She has taught at Dominican since 2002, joining the full-time faculty in 2007 as department chair. Entertainment