Publisher sets sights beyond horizon

The Examiner spotlights good people and good work on its daily Kudos page. Here’s a look at Bay Area residents who are serving their community, reaching milestones, making discoveries and celebrating accomplishments.

Michael McDevitt 

“Custom publishing is thriving and proliferating in today’s rapidly evolving and fluid media landscape.”

Occupation  Publishing executive

Home  San Francisco

Achievement The publisher oversees “Business Beyond Borders,” a hardcover book and resource guide profiling leading companies and organizations in the Bay Area that are addressing sustainable cause and effect, social enterprise, energy and responsibility.

Patricia Berne

“The intention of my work is to honor and celebrate all people as beautiful and valuable.”

Occupation  Artistic director

Home  Berkeley

Achievement  The artist-activist — who chairs the board of directors at San Francisco Women Against Rape — directs “Sins Invalid,” a performance showcase that addresses themes of disability, race and sexuality. The show is at San Francisco’s Brava Theater on Friday and Saturday.

Stacy Grant

“To be named to this list alongside such talented women is a true honor.”

Occupation  Financial adviser

Home  San Francisco

Achievement  Managing more than $2.5 billion in assets, the Merrill Lynch financial adviser recently was recognized in Barron’s magazine report profiling “The Top 100 Women Financial Advisers.” She sits on the executive board of All Things Media: 2008, a venture-capital forum.

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We want to hear from you about Bay Area residents’ accomplishments and achievements. Do you know someone who’s done something good? E-mail kudos@sfexaminer.com.

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