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Journal names 22 Women in Business winners

The 22 North Bay women business leaders selected to be recognized at the Business Journal's 15th annual Women in Business awards gala June 24 join a select group of 135-plus female executives and entrepreneurs to receive the designation.

The awards, event and special publication on the recipients are co-presented by the Business Journal and Wells Fargo.

The keynote speaker will be Karyn Flynn, CEO of Sausalito's Bay Area Discovery Museum. The Kentfield resident joined the museum in late 2011, after five years as a board director.

Before that, she worked for Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. She has also served as a Trustee for Heyday Books in Berkeley and on the Board of the Mountain Play and Marin Advocates for Children.

Selected by the Journal editorial staff as women business leaders, innovators and visionaries for 2015 are:

Stephanie Barber Hess, partner, Friedemann Goldberg, Santa Rosa

Robin Bentley, proprietor, Wine Country Consultant, St. Helena

Linda Bertauche, senior vice president, chief operating officer, and compliance and risk management officer, Summit State Bank, Santa Rosa

Diane Berthinier, commercial regional vice president, Tri Counties Bank, Santa Rosa

Fabia Butler, vice president and community and public relations manager, Bank of Marin, Novato

Terri Dente, vice president of mission integration, St. Joseph Health–Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

Stacey Gilligan, manager, Burr Pilger Mayer, Santa Rosa

Letitia Hanke-Ryzhkov, CEO and president, ARS Roofing, Santa Rosa

Margie Healy, vice president of communications, F. Korbel & Bros., Guerneville

Sandra LeDrew, chief commercial officer for the Americas, Treasury Wine Estates, Napa

Vicky Locey, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center

Mary Marcy, president, Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Louise Mason, senior vice president and senior credit officer for commercial real estate, Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa

Cynthia Negri, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa

Linda Parks, president, Lixit, Inc., Napa

Kathie Powell, CEO, Petaluma Health Center

Meredith Rennie, assurance senior manager, Moss Adams, Santa Rosa

Ruth Skidmore, CEO, Northern California Medical Associates, Santa Rosa

Nicole Smartt, vice president and co-owner, Star Staffing, Petaluma

Julie Smith, president and CEO, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Novato

Elena Whorton, president, ProTransport-1, Cotati

Sarah Wotherspoon, senior adviser and principal, Private Ocean, San Rafael

Preregister for the event, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, at northbaybusinessjournal.com/107059/women-in-business-awards-dinner-gala-registration/ by June 19. Tickets are $85 per person, and $850 for a table of eight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and awards from 6–8:30 p.m.

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