John Mackey has been named senior vice president and managing director of investment and fiduciary services at Santa Rosa-based Exchange Bank. He has 33 years of experience in various areas of financial planning. He previously served as senior executive for wealth management at Comerica Bank, president of the Greater Bay Private Capital Bank and as a founding member of the Family Wealth Group at Wells Fargo Bank.

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Delindy Wootton has been appointed vice president and senior underwriter at Santa Rosa-based Summit State Bank. She has over 19 years of experience in lending underwriting for community banks. She most recently served as vice president and senior underwriter at First Community Bank and earlier worked for National Bank of the Redwoods and Summit.

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Melinda Hepp has launched Studio PR, a Petaluma-based public relations consultancy. She has nearly 15 years of experience in marketing communications and public relations, most recently as vice president of Blattel Communications.

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Shannon Nichols has been named director of philanthropy at Sonoma Land Trust. She has 20 years of fundraising experience and most recently served as vice president of resource development at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County and as director of development for San Rafael-based 10,000 Degrees.

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Julie Kitchens and Jenny McClelland have joined the Sebastopol office of Terra Firma Global Partners.

Kitchens started in the real estate industry in 2004 in Emeryville and most recently worked in Santa Rosa.

McClelland has been a real estate agent for two years and previously helped manage her family-owned restaurant for nearly 12 years.

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A Sebastopol research group specializing in memory loss has renamed itself the North Bay Neuroscience Institute. The organization, located at 7064 Corline Ct., Suite B1, Sebastopol, formerly was known as the Sonoma West Medical Foundation Research Institute. It is no longer affiliated with Sonoma West Medical Foundation.

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The officers of the Sonoma County Lodging Association for 2017 are President Steve Jung, general manager at the Doubletree Rohnert Park; Vice President Brian Montanez of El Dorado Inn; Treasurer Ben Osgood of Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor; and Secretary Aphrodite Caserta of Safari West. New board members include Charles Coyne of Jenner Inn; Liza Graves of Beautiful Places; Kirk Lok of The Lok Group of Hotels; and Scott Satterfield of Sheraton Petaluma.

They join existing board members Lowell Johnson of Actual Hospitality Consulting; Lucy Lewand of Camellia Inn and Larry Willis of The Gables Inn.

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