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Timothy Jorstad, founder of Marin County accounting firm Jorstad joined San Rafael-based wealth management firm Private Ocean as an owner. Mr. Jorstad began his career in public accounting in 1975 with an international accounting firm now known as KPMG. After earning his CPA certification in 1978, he specialized in income tax law. In 1994, he established Jorstad in San Rafael. He has served as a receiver for the superior courts of San Francisco, Marin and Mendocino counties. He was a founding shareholder and chairman of Business Bancorp, a state-chartered bank in San Rafael, and is founder and chairman of AltaPacific Bank in Santa Rosa.Health Care
[caption id="attachment_88081" align="alignright" width="182"] Linda LiBrize[/caption]
Linda LiBrize, RN, joined the nonprofit Hospice by the Bay’s provider relations team in Sonoma County after nine years serving patients and families from the agency’s San Francisco office. A bilingual Spanish speaker, Ms. LiBrize has more than 30 years as a health care professional.Insurance
[caption id="attachment_88082" align="alignleft" width="192"] Scott Gaddy[/caption]
EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) announced that construction insurance and surety executive Scott Gaddy joined EPIC’s North Bay property and casualty insurance operations in Petaluma. He joined EPIC’s San Francisco Construction Practice in 2009 after more than 20 years serving the insurance and surety needs of contractors throughout Northern California. He will continue to manage the surety practice in EPIC’s San Francisco office. He began his career with management consultants Cresap-Tillinghast, a subsidiary of Towers Perrin. After several years of consulting, he shifted his focus to the insurance and surety business, initially working as a claims examiner at Fireman’s Fund Insurance and later as a senior surety underwriter at the Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland. Mr. Gaddy then went on to found and lead his own agency, Gaddy Ward & Company, where he served as president and focused on property and casualty insurance and surety services for commercial construction clients.Nonprofits
[caption id="attachment_88083" align="alignleft" width="154"] Melissa Delaney[/caption]
Buckelew Programs welcomed three new members to its board of directors: Melissa Delaney, Wendy Todd and Scott Maclise. Ms. Delaney is a higher education consultant who most recently served as the director of admissions and student services at The Wright Institute, a graduate school of psychology in Berkeley, where she continues to work as a consultant.
[caption id="attachment_88085" align="alignright" width="139"] Wendy Todd[/caption]
Ms. Todd, MPH, is a nonprofit and philanthropy consultant. She previously led Marin Community Foundation's health and aging grant portfolios, totaling $4 million annually. She has held co-chair positions with the Marin County Mental Health Board and the Northern California Grantmakers' organizational effectiveness and professional development committee.
Mr. Maclise is a self-employed investment adviser and wealth manager with more than 35 years of experience in finance. He has lived or worked in Marin for 55-plus years.Public Relations
[caption id="attachment_88087" align="alignright" width="154"] Jennifer Imbimbo[/caption]
Jennifer Imbimbo was promoted to senior manager of media and community relations at Sonoma Raceway. She will help oversee the planning and execution of all media relations events at the raceway, including the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing and IndyCar series race weekends. She will also take on a larger role in developing and executing community events and fundraising activities for Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of the raceway. She has worked for Sonoma Raceway since 2006, serving as manager of media and community relations since 2008.