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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.

Deanna Schutz has joined Redwood Credit Union as an external mortgage loan officer. Schutz previously was branch manager of First Community Bank in Santa Rosa and was assistant vice president, branch manager, operations manager and utility branch officer for Summit State Bank in Santa Rosa.

Former Marin Economic Forum CEO Mike Kadel has joined Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Kadel brings more than 25 years of banking experience, including executive positions at Tamalpais Bank, Greater Bay Bancorp, Bank of Marin and California Bank and Trust. He is the former CEO at Marin Economic Forum.

Arlene Junior has been named the new Sonoma County Superior Court executive officer. Junior comes to the court with more than 20 years of administrative management experience in both the private and public sectors, the announcement stated. Junior has worked for the Alameda Superior Court for the past three years serving as the civil division director. Prior to that, she served as deputy clerk of the court where she was responsible for directing the daily operations for five trial level civil courts in the third largest county in Texas.

Derek Payne has been hired as a packaging consultant for Fairfield-based TricorBraun WinePak, a wine bottle distributor.

Prior to joining TricorBraun WinePak, Payne spent nearly 14 years at Universal Packaging: seven of those as Canadian sales manager, according to the company. He has 25 years of experience in the packaging industry, with 11 of those in food and beverage, and chemical plastics. Payne also has 14 years of experience in the specialized field of container screen printing.

TricorBraun WinePak has sales of more than $150 million and its Fairfield facility features more than 360,000 square feet of warehouse space and a $2-million auto repacking system, the company’s announcement stated.

Michelle Panizza has joined RE/MAX Gold in the Vacaville office. Panizza serves multiple markets throughout Solano, Napa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Contra Costa and Yolo counties. She can be reached at 707-310-5661 or michelle.panizza@norcalgold.com.

Arlene Junior has been named Sonoma County Superior Court executive officer. Junior comes to the court with more than 20 years of administrative management experience in both the private and public sectors, the announcement stated.

Junior worked for the Alameda Superior Court for the past three years, serving as the civil division director. Prior to that, she served as deputy clerk of the court where she was responsible for directing the daily operations for five trial level civil courts in the third largest county in Texas.

Geralyn Brostrom has been named director of trade and student relations at the Napa Valley Wine Academy, according to an announcement by partners and school founders Christian Oggenfuss and Catherine Bugué.

A former vice president with importer and distributor Winebow and most recently co-developer of the Italian Wine Professional certification program, the academy stated Brostrom has worked in just about every segment of the industry.

Brostrom has an MBA in marketing and holds several wine industry credentials, including CWE, IWP and WSET Level III. She focused on teaching early in her career, before her professional activities migrated into the wine arena. Brostrom also teaches in the wine business programs at Sonoma State University and at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena.

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.

Kevin Anderson, Ross Markey, Karen Barnes and Jock Gilcrest have been hired by the Center for Climate Protection, a Santa Rosa nonprofit.

Anderson is a program coordinator for the ECO2school program. He has two undergraduate degrees from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.

Markey is a renewable energy analyst. He has spent more than 15 years working with and educating the public about the effective use of technology.

Barnes is a development consultant. She spent over 25 years working in the technology field in Silicon Valley and has been development manager for social services and education organizations.

Gilcrest is an assistant to Executive Director Ann Hancock. He worked in community health, substance abuse education and life coaching before moving into the climate field.

Leadership Napa Valley has announced those who will participate in the program this year. The program, which began in 1987, is nine-months long. Here are this year’s participants:

  1. Jarret Anderson, Napa Fire Department battalion chief;
  2. Quinn Arntsen, Farella Braun + Martel senior associate;
  3. Lorna Barker, director of Infinite Possibilities, Let the Magic Unfold;
  4. David Busby, director, The Table;
  5. Elizabeth Cabell, finance manager, city of Napa;
  6. Roland Cavanagh, president, Roland R. Cavanagh, PE, Inc.;
  7. Miryam Chae, director of direct marketing, Constellation Brands;
  8. Jerry Curiel, general manager, La Morenita Market;
  9. Michele Dahlberg, president, Friends of Scientopia.
  10. Linda Fine, nonprofit development and communications consultant;
  11. Jennifer Goodrich, director of sales and account management, Wineshipping;
  12. Marcia Hadeler, real estate agent, Coldwell Banker;
  13. Allison Haley, Napa County District Attorney’s Office;
  14. Shannon Halikas, promotions manager, Treasury Wine Estates;
  15. Gary Hercules, outreach marketing manager, Autodesk Inc.;
  16. Choolwe Kalulu, director of media, Napa Valley College;
  17. Peg Maddocks, executive director, NapaLearns;
  18. Liz Marks, development director, Mentis;
  19. Paul Martinez-Everett, real estate agent, Windemere Napa Valley; and
  20. Marie Matz, Farmworker Foundation Program, Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
  21. Christine McMillan, owner, CM Destinations & Consulting;
  22. Becky Merry-Barrango, senior sales manager for leisure sales, Visit Napa Valley;
  23. Katarina Mezeiova, director of finance, The Westin Verasa Napa;
  24. Courtney Murray Cortez, director of business operations, Stony Hill Vineyard;
  25. Margaret Niland, retired, Medtronic PLC;
  26. Scott Owens, executive assistant to the president and CEO, California Health Care Foundation;
  27. Molly Rattigan, Napa County deputy executive officer;
  28. Wes Salter, mortgage loan originator and loan officer, Mortgage Solutions Inc.;
  29. Shawn Smith, Napa County;
  30. Corinne Weaver, supervising psychiatric social worker I, Napa State Hospital.

Clarice Turner has joined Delicato Family Vineyards’ advisory board of directors. Turner is CEO and member of the board of directors of the Boudin Bakery restaurant group Boudin SF.

Prior to joining Boudin SF, Clarice led the Starbucks food, wine and ready-to-drink businesses in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, the winery’s announcement stated. She previously served as president, COO and board director of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S., following key roles with Pepsico and Yum! Brands.

The Delicato portfolio includes a unique range of brands, such as Bota Box, Gnarly Head, Noble Vines, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Z. Alexander Brown, Diora, Belle Ambiance, Brazin, HandCraft, Irony, Loft, and Earth Wise.

The Strick Law Office announced that Lawrence A. Strick was the recipient of the Marin County Trial Lawyer Association’s 2017 President’s Award. The award is given to an attorney as recognition for their contributions to the community and public service.

Strick has practiced law as a personal injury attorney for 37 years. He is the principal in the Strick Law Offices, with locations in San Rafael and San Francisco.

The firm represents individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of accidents, defective products or professional negligence.