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Wilson Tengnguyen has been promoted to manager of Redwood Credit Union’s Mill Valley branch at 695 E. Blithedale Ave.

Tengnguyen has been with the credit union for seven years and has been promoted several times, holding various member service positions prior to becoming assistant branch manager in Mill Valley, and now Mill Valley branch manager, the credit union stated.

He previously served as assistant branch manager at Luther Burbank Savings, and personal banker at Provident Credit Union.

Tengnguyen has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and financial management from Sonoma State University.

Jim Twiford has joined the Petaluma office of Cardno as a senior technical consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience performing assessment and remediation of contaminated sites and providing environmental compliance for the National Environmental Protection Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.

Rob Sanville has joined the team at KLH Consulting as a senior account manager, according to the Santa Rosa-based firm.

Sanville has worked in information-technology support for businesses in the Santa Rosa area and surrounding counties for more than 35 years.

KLH Consulting’s services include outsourced IT support, cloud services, engineering, enterprise system implementation and hardware and software provisioning.

Tara Tracy has been appointed assistant professor at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato.

Tracy comes to the Buck from the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease where her research was published in leading journals including Neuron and Nature Medicine. Her work is focused on tau proteins which stabilize microtubules in nerve cells. Abnormal tau proteins result in toxic forms which accumulate in the brain and contribute to the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, and became a research scientist at the Gladstone Institute following postdoctoral training there. She was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging and a BrightFocus Foundation Fellowship for her postdoctoral research to uncover mechanisms that promote memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease, the institute stated.

Eileen Grady has been selected as new executive director and artistic producer of the Mountain Play Association (www.mountainplay.org), the San Rafael-based nonprofit announced. She will be replacing Sara Pearson, who will remain on staff as director of leadership and development with a focus on fund development, board development, and long-term strategy.

Grady previously held the position of artistic producer. She was hired in 2010 after serving for two years as a member of the board of directors. She received her B.A. in business administration with a minor in humanities from Dominican University, studied music, theatre and began her directing career right after college.

The Mountain Play is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has been serving the Bay Area community since 1913.

Leadership Napa Valley announced its 2018-2019 board of directors.

The executive committee of the leadership training group includes President Desiree Brun, city of Napa; Vice President Catherine Heywood, Visit Napa Valley; Secretary Lissa Gibbs, Napa Valley College; Treasurer Brian
Teaff, Foley Family Wines; and past
President Steve Rogers, town of Yountville.

The other members of the board include Melinda Adams, State Farm Insurance; David Avina, self-employed; Danielle Barreca, Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley; Brian Dodd, Strong & Hayden; Kristine Haataja, retired; Rose Hari, Gabriel-Glas International and SAGCAP LLC; Tiffany Kenny, Acumen Wines; Margaret Niland, retired; Steve Potter, city of Napa; Molly Rattigan, county of Napa; Betsy Van Dyne, Schramsberg Vineyards; and Kristine Youngberg, Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group.

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Holly Krassner Dawson is the executive director.Napa Mayor Jill Techel serves as program coordinator.

David Bowman, Elizabeth Fritzinger and Sue Rataj have joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County’s board of directors.

Bowman is presently an executive vice president for Jackson Family Wines. Prior to joining Jackson Family Wines, Bowman had been the global vice president of marketing for FIJI Water and the company’s general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Previously, Bowman was the vice president of premium and fine wine for the E.&J. Gallo Winery, and held other leadership positions with Catalina Marketing Corporation and Anheuser-Busch, Inc. He holds a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Arizona and earned his MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

Fritzinger joined Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery located in Santa Rosa in 2012. She specializes in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. She also serves as counsel to businesses in the wine industry, along with other clients in the private sector.

Rataj retired as chief executive of BP Petrochemicals in 2011. As CEO she led a global business with sales, marketing, manufacturing, technology and support functions located in 10 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. Prior to her final position with BP, Rataj held a variety of roles within BP and Amoco over 25 years.


Jesse Bromberg, a managing director and financial adviser in Morgan Stanley’s San Francisco Wealth Management office, has been named to Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.