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The North Bay Business Journal is looking for news of promotions, new hires and awards for possible publication in the People section. Email your press releases to people@busjrnl.com.

St. Helena-based vintner C Mondavi & Family announced the hiring of two new vice presidents for its marketing and sales teams.

David S. Brown will assume the senior vice president of sales role, while Mark Koppen will take over as the new vice president of marketing.

Brown brings more than 26 years of consumer package goods and wine experience.

He has held executive sales roles with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Treasury Wine Estates. Most recently, the Ohio State University graduate was the chief sales officer at Pasternak Wine Imports.

Mark Koppen brings more than 27 years of experience in wine marketing. The University of Minnesota alumnus has held senior positions in the past with companies such as Diageo, Champagnes Mumm and Perrier-Jouet and Robert Mondavi. Most recently, Koppen worked as a senior portfolio brand director for Delicato Family Vineyards.

Santa Rosa-based Exchange Bank has announced executive changes.

Kevin Smart has been hired by Exchange Bank as its new vice president and residential mortgage manager, responsible for expanding mortgage production. The bank stated that Smart comes to Exchange Bank from Wells Fargo, where he held the position of branch sales manager. He has 24 years of experience within the mortgage industry and previously owned his own mortgage brokerage business.

Smart graduated from Sacramento State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate finance and land-use affairs. Smart has made his home in Sonoma County since 1993 and has been involved with local charities and many real estate affiliates to raise funds for the youth of Sonoma County.

Britt Cooper has been hired by Exchange Bank as vice president and manager of its Sonoma branch. The bank stated that Cooper returns to Exchange Bank, having previously held branch manager positions in both the Windsor and Coddingtown branches from 2002 to 2007.

Cooper has 30 years of management, business-development and community-relations experience and worked most recently as a market manager for Bank of Marin. He has a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State, a master’s degree from University of San Francisco and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Becky Ettinger has been hired as vice president, commercial loan officer, responsible for portfolio maintenance and business development. The bank stated that Ettinger joined Exchange Bank in 2010 and recently transferred to the Commercial Banking Group from the Sonoma branch where she held the position of vice president and branch manager.

She has 29 years of banking experience in the Sonoma area. She was awarded a certificate of completion for the California Bankers Association Commercial Lending School in 2008, enhancing her skills in accounting principles and financial analysis

L. Bailey Penzotti has joined the law firm of Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, PC, in its Santa Rosa location. She has 15 years of family law experience in both trials and mediation. Penzotti previously served as the Family Law Facilitator in Mendocino County and privately served the public in the San Francisco Bay area counties.

Emily Albert has joined Terra Firma Global Partners’ Santa Rosa office as a real estate agent. She represents home buyers and sellers throughout Sonoma County with a special emphasis on the Bennett Valley area.

Albert started her real estate career in 1995 as a lender, the firm stated. In 2010 she became an active Realtor.

The North Bay Business Journal is looking for news of promotions, new hires and awards for possible publication in the People section. Email your press releases to people@busjrnl.com.

Joanne Martin Braun is the new membership and volunteer manager for Village Network of Petaluma, a nonprofit membership organization created to empower adults ages 50-plus to continue living active, vibrant and connected lives in our own homes as we age.

Braun received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In her previous position as executive director for Northern California Shambhala, she oversaw 10 centers and groups that were run with volunteer staff.

The group stated that she worked for 25 years as a teacher and organizational consultant in the areas of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, money emotions, and work/life balance.

Lisa Gill has been appointed account director at Marx Group. Gill will work out of the company’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, location.

The company stated that Gill has 14 years of agency experience in the automotive, motorsports, health care and public affairs sectors. Prior to joining Marx Group, she held agency positions with MSLGroup and Lambert, Edwards & Associates. She began her career with John Bailey & Associates. At Marx Group, she will direct and support several of the agency’s OE and aftermarket accounts.

Marx Group, founded in 1984 by chairman and chief strategy officer, Tom Marx, provides fully integrated marketing communications services, as well as research and strategy to companies in the automotive, aftermarket and trucking industries. The company opened its Detroit-area office in December 2016.

Gill earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Eastern Michigan University.

Six leaders in health and wellness who have who have contributed to the positive health outcomes in Sonoma County have been selected for honors by Center for Well-Being, a nonprofit dedicated to defeating chronic disease in the North Bay.

The honorees are Government Leader – Sam Salmon, Windsor Town Council; Physician Leader – Ari Hauptman, M.D., Kaiser Permanente; Health Care Leader – Susan Cooper, D.D.S., Community Action Partnership; Community Leader – Marsha Sue Lustig, community volunteer; Healthy Business Leader – Redwood Credit Union; and Youth Leader – Jeemin Park, Maria Carrillo High School.

The recipients will be honored at the Celebration of Dreams event at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. To purchase tickets, call 707-575-6043, ext. 28.