Banking & Finance
[caption id="attachment_93148" align="alignright" width="202"] Ron Fulop[/caption]
Ron Fulop was appointed senior vice president and commercial banking regional manager at Mechanics Bank in Napa Valley. Previously, he was a senior lender in the premium wine group and wealth management division at Bank of the West. Mr. Fulop brings more than 25 years of banking and lending experience, including nearly 10 years of providing services dedicated to the wine industryConstruction
[caption id="attachment_93149" align="alignright" width="211"] Jill Ziedrich[/caption]
Jill Ziedrich was promoted to general manager of all Hudson Street Design locations. She previously served as sales manager at Hudson Street Design in Healdsburg. She will now provide administrative oversight to all showrooms, located in Healdsburg, San Rafael and Napa.Entertainment
Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club signed pitcher Cardoza Tucker for the 2014 season. A 29-year-old right-hander, he is a 10-year veteran of professional baseball, most recently with Na Koa Ikaika Maui in 2013. Drafted in the 48th round in 2002 out of Bullard High School in Fresno by the Seattle Mariners, Mr. Tucker attended Fresno City College as a draft-and-follow player. He pitched for two seasons in the Mariners organization and has spent time with the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals organizations as well. In independent baseball, the Fresno native has played across the world, from Ishikawa, Japan, in the Baseball Challenge League to Ottawa in the Canadian-American Association.Insurance
[caption id="attachment_93150" align="alignright" width="179"] Jessica Marshall-Harkness[/caption]
Jessica Marshall-Harkness joined EPIC Insurance Brokers as an account manager specializing in employee benefits. A native of Napa, she joins the Employee Benefits Consulting resource team based in Petaluma. After earning a BS in business administration, she started her career with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, where she worked for nearly 10 years. While there, she was responsible for marketing a diverse portfolio of employee benefit products to a network of consultants, brokers and financial service professionals in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana; educating clients and employers about benefits; while being a resource for prompt resolution of concerns resulting in satisfied customers. She has expertise in medical, dental, disability, vision, and life products as they relate to employer-benefit needs.Nonprofits
Scott Leonard, CEO and co-founder of Indigenous Designs, and Komron Shahhosseini, project manager with Oakmont Senior Living, joined the board of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy in Santa Rosa. Mr. Leonard in 1994 started his firm, an apparel brand and producer of hand-crafted fair trade clothing from organic fabrics, then moved the headquarters to Santa Rosa from Sebastopol recently. Mr. Shahhosseini oversees site acquisition and development for Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living, negotiating and processing entitlements for a number of development projects throughout California, including assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and mixed use and multi-family developments.Real Estate
Stewart Title of California appointed Marie Daniels senior escrow officer, overseeing real estate closing transactions in San Francisco and Marin counties from an office in Greenbrae. She has 26 years of experience in residential and commercial transactions.
[caption id="attachment_93151" align="alignright" width="161"] Chris DeNike[/caption]
Chris DeNike affiliated with Zephyr Real Estate, joining its Corte Madera office. Formerly with Alain Pinel's Corte Madera office, Mr. DeNike is a Marin County top-producing agent. Previously, he worked with Pacific Union and Coldwell Banker.
[caption id="attachment_93152" align="alignleft" width="179"] David Cole[/caption]