Vince A. Sales has been named vice president for university advancement at Sonoma State University and president of the SSU Foundation. He has served in higher education for 20 years and currently works as vice president for university advancement at CSU Sacramento.

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Lauren Mayfield has been promoted to senior vice president of safety, health and loss prevention at State Compensation Insurance Fund. A Santa Rosa resident for 20 years, she has worked for the fund for nearly 30 years and leads a team of managers and safety professionals who work throughout California.

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Iver Skavdal has been named executive director of GHD Group, an employee-owned engineering, environmental and construction services company with 130 offices in North America and 70 others globally. Based in Santa Rosa, he is responsible for the company’s operations in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Guam and Saipan. He is a civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience.

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Carolyn Crimmins has been promoted to executive director of Neuropsychological Associates of California in Santa Rosa. She has been with the clinic five years and previously served as the training director. She has over 20 years of experience working for hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient facilities and county agencies.

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Lara Brecher has been named manager of Redwood Credit Union’s Market Street branch in San Francisco. She previously served as a business development area manager at Technology Credit Union, a business development officer at San Francisco Credit Union and a partner relations account manager at BALANCE Financial Fitness.

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Brendan Barrett has been hired as a structural designer for MKM & Associates, a Santa Rosa structural engineering firm. He obtained his degree in civil engineering at California State University, Chico and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate.

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Better Homes Realty has moved its main office to 917 College Avenue in Santa Rosa. The real estate brokerage has three other offices in Petaluma, Windsor and Sebastopol.