Women in Business 2012: Winner profiles

Over the past 12 years, more than 100 women leaders have been honored by the awards. The awards were created and have been underwritten since their inception by Debbie Meekins, California market president for Sonoma Bank.

An awards gala reception and dinner will be on Thursday, June 28, at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park.

The event theme will be the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking federal law on women’s sports. In a collaboration with the Charles M. Schulz Museum special exhibit of the cartoonist’s work around the issue, Leveling the Playing Field, the keynote speaker for the gala is Missy Park, founder of Berkeley-based Title Nine sportswear.Event keynote speakerMissy Park

Chief executive officer, Title Nine, Emeryville

A high-profile retail and catalog company she founded in Berkeley specializing stylish performance apparel for women.2012 winnersRachel Berliner

Co-founder and “chief taster,” Amy’s Kitchen, Petaluma

Organic FoodsLiz Bishop

Senior vice president and branch manager, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Petaluma

InsuranceJoni Fritsche

Tax director and accredited estate planner, Burr Pilger Mayer, Santa Rosa.

AccountingJonna Greene

Vice president of operations, La Tortilla Factory, Santa Rosa

Human ResourcesCamilla Gray-Nelson

President and founder, Dairydell, Petaluma

EntrepreneurshipSherie Hurd

Executive vice president, marketing and administration, Empire College, Santa Rosa

EducationSuzi Kaido

President, Manzana Products, Sebastopol

AgricultureMaggie McDonogh

Captain and owner, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry, Tiburon

RecreationKatherine Philippakis

Partner and chair, Wine & Beverage Alcohol Industry Practice Group, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, St. Helena

LawKathleen Pozzi

Interim Public Defender, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa

Public LawBeth Reizman

Senior vice president and commercial banking manager, Bank of Marin, Novato

Banking and FinanceDebbie Ross

President, Clear Focus Imaging, Santa Rosa

TechnologyViveka Rydell

Chief executive officer, Pediatric Dental Initiative, Windsor

NonprofitJo Sandersfeld

Vice president of mission integration, St. Joseph Health–Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

Health CareSuzanne Smith

Executive director, Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority, Santa Rosa


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