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The Land Trust of Napa County gave Andy and Betty Beckstoffer its 2014 Acre by Acre Award, which recognizes the significant land conservation achievements of individuals and organizations. Following the award, the Beckstoffers were presented with a Congressional Resolution by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, citing the preservation of more than 400 acres of land. Mr. Beckstoffer is founder and owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards and subsidiaries Winegrowers Farming Company in the Napa Valley, Mendocino Vineyard Company in Ukiah and Red Hills Vineyard Company in Kelseyville. Beckstoffer Vineyards owns about 1,000 acres of vineyard land each in Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties. He served on the trust's board of trustees 2005--2011. He worked with Mr. Thompson on legislation to conserve agricultural lands, as a result of which he received the Wine Award from Copia and Grower of the Year from Napa Valley Grapegrowers, both in 2006. The next year, he was named Agriculturist of the Year by the Napa County Farm Bureau, and awarded for industry leadership by the U.S. Congressional Wine Caucus.Construction
[caption id="attachment_94893" align="alignright" width="192"] Ryan Jackson[/caption]
Santa Rosa-based general contractor Jim Murphy & Associates added Ryan Jackson to their team of six project managers. He has a bachelor of architecture degree from Woodbury University in Los Angeles and spent more than 17 years in the California construction industry. Mr. Ryan holds a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction credential.Employment
Sausalito-based Glassdoor hired Mutahar "Moody" Glasgow as chief marketing officer. He has more than 10 years of domestic and international digital marketing experience, most recently as the vice president of global acquisition marketing for Electronic Arts, a video game creator.Finance
[caption id="attachment_94894" align="alignright" width="173"] Richard Stone[/caption]
Richard Stone, founder and chairman of San Rafael-based wealth-management firm Private Ocean, has been named chairman of the U.C., Berkeley, Financial Planning Program advisory board. Mr. Stone began his career more than 40 years ago, when the financial planning industry was in its infancy. He graduated with the first class of certified financial planners in 1973. An advocate for client rights and transparency, he co-authored the industry's first code of ethics. His contributions to the industry were recognized in 2011, when he received the Schwab Impact Leadership Award. In addition to his U.C., Berkeley, position, he is a director and treasurer of Dominican University of California. He also serves as a member of the North Bay Advisory Board of Presidio Bank and of the Buck Institute Advisory Council.
[caption id="attachment_94895" align="alignright" width="192"] Scott Shapiro[/caption]