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Bank of Marin hired Danielle Phillips as Sausalito branch manager. Her nine years of banking experience include managing a JPMorgan Chase Bank brand in San Francisco for three years and being as a personal banker at Washington Mutual Bank. Ms. Phillips arrives as Bank of Marin plans to move the Sausalito branch to 2656 Bridgeway.
[caption id="attachment_92205" align="aligncenter" width="549"] Robert Steele, Debra Watts, Robert Wieck, David Gouin, Brian Elliott[/caption]
Redwood Credit Union recently re-elected five volunteer directors for three-year terms through 2017. Incumbents Robert Steele, Debra Watts and Robert Wieck were re-elected to the credit union's board of directors, and incumbents David Gouin and Brian Elliott were re-elected to its supervisory committee. Mr. Steele has been a board member since 1999, and is a commercial insurance product director for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. Ms. Watts has been on a credit union volunteer since 1976 and held a variety of board positions. She retired after more than 37 years with the county of Sonoma, serving as the manager of the customer services division of the Permit and Resource Management Department. Mr. Wieck has been a credit union volunteer since 1976, and has served on the board of directors since 1979. Mr. Wieck retired after 30 years of county of Sonoma service, where he served as administration division director for the Department of Health Services. Mr. Gouin has more than 29 years of public service with the county of Sonoma and cities of Vacaville and Santa Rosa, and he currently is Santa Rosa's director of economic development and housing. Mr. Elliott has 40-plus years of local fire service experience. He worked for Santa Rosa Fire Department for 33 years and completed his career in 2011 on retirement as fire chief in Cloverdale. Mr. Elliott has been involved with many community projects, including as a board member for the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center and as the public alternate to Sonoma County Local Agency Formation Commission.Entertainment
Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club made what it calls its most significant acquisition to date with the signing of 14-year baseball veteran Ray Serrano, 33. He began his career in 1999 at 18 as a prospect for the Atlanta Braves for seven seasons. In 2008, he played for the team's Triple-A farm club, the Richmond Braves. Mr. Serrano also spent the 2003 season with the Tampa Bay Rays. Last season, he played for eventual 2013 Pacific Association champions Na Koa Ikaika Maui for 58 games, hitting an average 0.297, with eight home runs and 42 runs batted in. He was then to Japan's professional Baseball Challenger League. In addition to playing first base, catching and serving as the team's designated hitter, Mr. Serrano will be the Stomper hitting coach in 2014.Nonprofits
[caption id="attachment_92206" align="aligncenter" width="299"] Adrienne Uboldi, Kortnie Brockwalder, Casey Meints[/caption]
The 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County added three board directors: Adrienne Uboldi, grower representative for Jackson Family Wines; Kortnie Brockwalder, executive marketing assistant at Kunde Family Estate; and Casey Meints, owner of Truck Tops USA.Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_92207" align="alignleft" width="156"] Karen Heintz[/caption]