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BANKING AND FINANCE
Marshall Graves has joined Bank of Marin as vice president, Senior Commercial Banking Officer in Napa, with a specialty in lending to the wine industry in Napa and Sonoma counties.
The bank stated that Graves brings more than 10 years of banking and lending experience to the position. Prior to joining Bank of Marin, he managed a portfolio of winery and vineyard clients, providing financial advice, exclusive research, benchmarking, and brand-building services.
Graves earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University and is a graduate of the Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis. Bank of Marin has retail offices in San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Alameda counties.
General Surgeon Joseph M. Tito, MD has joined the staff at Healdsburg Physician Group at the Healdsburg District Hospital.
The district stated Tito recently arrived from Morton Hospital in Taunton, Mass. where he practiced as a general surgeon for the past 11-years.
While with Morton Hospital, he held numerous leadership roles including president of the medical staff from 2012 to 2014. He received his medical degree from Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY.
Healdsburg District Hospital serves the North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which includes Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, and the Alexander Valley.
Joe and Steve Dutton will be honored at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Dinner on Oct. 1 for the 2017 sustainable farming award.
The two operate their family’s Graton ranch, which produces wine grapes and certified organic apples. The brothers farm more than 400 separate grape blocks on their estate, which results in different harvest picks for their premium grapes. The fair board noted that many vintners use Dutton Ranch vineyard designation on their labels because of the farm’s reputation for quality grapes.
They house 94 employees on the ranch — many through the federal government’s H2A program for foreign workers — and have 15 houses for foremen and their families.
“Sustainability is doing the best we can for our own business, our employees and the environment, while keeping the bottom line always in mind,” Steve Dutton said in a statement. “Involving our kids and transitioning our business to the next generation is what we believe sustainability is all about.”
The brothers started early in their childhood by helping their father, Warren, with needed work around the farm. Steve started working full time on the ranch in 1987 after two years at UC Davis. Joe joined after he graduated high school.