Jeff Clark is a Sonoma County resident, rancher and wine industry banking professional. He moved to the North Bay in 1992 and has spent most of his financial services career as a lender to the wine industry. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Advocating for LLS is a passion of his because of the incredible advances they have made battling blood cancers especially with children.
Wayne Fairchild, Chief Executive Officer of Redwood Regional Medical Group, was chosen by the Board of Directors in 2008. Mr. Fairchild brings extensive leadership experience in health care to his role in the practice. He served most recently as the Vice President of Operations at Petaluma Valley Hospital. Prior to Petaluma, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Maui region of Hawaii Health System Corporation which included Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Hospital. Additionally, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Kula Hospital, Chief Executive Officer of Kahuku Hospital and Associate Administrator of Columbia West Hills Hospital, among many of his other administrative positions throughout his career in healthcare spanning over thirty years.
Michelle Heston currently serves as the Regional Director of Marketing Communications for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. In this role she oversees the marketing communication and public relations efforts for eight luxury holdings in the western US and Hawaii. In addition to media outreach, advertising and brand communication activities, she is responsible for exploring, cultivating and leveraging cross marketing relationships for the brand. She has earned an MBA and regularly lectures in the areas of marketing, public relations, advertising and social media.
Jim Kimball is a senior vice president and region head with the Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Group. Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., he oversees the North Coast Regional Commercial Banking Office (RCBO) and its team of 24 professionals that develop relationships with middle-market companies with annual revenues of greater than $20 million. The team serves a variety of industries, but has specialists focused on Wine, Specialty Food and Agriculture. Jim is a 28-year financial services veteran whose career has been focused on commercial banking in Northern California and the western United States. A life-long resident of Sonoma County, Jim serves on the boards of the North Bay leadership Council, the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University and the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation.
Ernesto Olivares has been a Sonoma County resident since 1979. He retired from the Santa Rosa Police Department as a police lieutenant in 2008 after 30 years of service to the community. Mr. Olivares was elected to the Santa Rosa City Council in 2008 and served as the City's Mayor from 2010 to 2012. In 2006, Mr. Olivares received the Sonoma Red Cross Real Heroes Law Enforcement Award for his service to the community. In 2007 he was awarded the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Santa Rosa Leadership Excellence in the field of Law Enforcement award and received the 2007 Lifetime Achievement and Community Service Award from the San Francisco County Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association. He was recently selected to receive the 2012 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
As Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, Dr. William Silver is positioning S.S.U. to be the educational nucleus for a thriving North Bay economy. Together with his faculty and staff colleagues, Dr. Silver is building results-focused educational programs which are responsive to the needs of North Bay organizations, including the region's growing strengths in wine and hospitality, sustainable technologies, and service industries. He has written extensively for professional journals about leadership effectiveness and business performance.