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Sep 11, 2018,
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County add 3 members to board of directors


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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**                                                                                                                  September 11, 2018


Contact:  Kevin Ross

Marketing & Communications Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs Central Sonoma County

Phone: (707) 528-7977




Three Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Board


Sonoma County – Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County has recently welcomed three new members to their Board of Directors. David Bowman, Elizabeth Fritzinger, and Sue Rataj have join the organization’s Board of Directors to help them fulfill their mission, to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.


David K. Bowman is presently an Executive Vice President for Jackson Family Wines, managing the marketing and direct-to-consumer sales organizations for 22 wineries located in Santa Barbara, Monterey, Napa, Sonoma, and Oregon.  Prior to joining Jackson Family Wines, David had been the global Vice President of Marketing for FIJI Water and the company’s General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Previously, David 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.  David 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 at Berkeley, where he received a Fellowship at the Howard Lester Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.  David resides in Healdsburg, California with his wife, two sons and two dogs.

Elizabeth Fritzinger moved to Sonoma County and started a family with her husband, Matt, in 2012. She is the proud mother of two sons. Also in 2012, Elizabeth joined Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery located in Santa Rosa. Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth has experience sitting on the boards of The Earle Baum Center and The Healdsburg School.


Sue Rataj retired as Chief Executive, BP Petrochemical’s, relocating from Hong Kong to Northern California 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 US.  Prior to her final position with BP, Sue held a variety of roles within BP and Amoco over 25 years, across many business and functional areas. Sue serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cabot Corporation, a specialty chemical company located in Boston and she sits on the Board of Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA, a life-sciences company. From 2012 to 2017, Sue was a member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG, a pharmaceutical company based in Germany. Sue has been on the Board of TLC since 2012, a non-profit organization supporting youth and was recently elected to be Board President.  Sue served on the Board of and was a business advisor for the Sebastopol Entrepreneur’s Project, a non-profit organization assisting small business owners in Sonoma County and was on the Board of CASA of Sonoma County, also a non-profit supporting youth. Sue is originally from Central Illinois and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She currently splits her time between Sebastopol and San Francisco with her husband, Michael, and their golden retriever, Braxton.



 “Ours is small but mighty group of leadership volunteers that make a huge impact for Sonoma County youth” said Jennifer Weiss, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. “These three new members are an excellent fit for our values and mission and I am excited to work with them to change even more lives.”


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County serves nearly 10,000 youth every year at over 30 locations throughout Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor, Monte Rio, Guerneville, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Corte Madera, and Marin City. The Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. The organization seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


For more information, please visit or contact Kevin Ross at or (707) 528-7977.


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