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Kiely Strohmaier received an Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. Strohmaier, a staff accountant at CliftonLarsonAllen in Moses Lake, earned a master’s degree in accountancy from Gonzaga University.


• Integrus Architecture promoted Spokane staff members Marcine Herron and Forrest Shannon to senior associates.


Gordon Budke received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Eastern Washington University Alumni Association. Budke earned a degree in business administration from EWU in 1963 and worked for Coopers and Lybrand accounting for 34 years where he also served as a partner. The association also presented Lance Kissler with a Young Alumnus Award. Kissler graduated from EWU in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic communications and also in 2010 with a master’s degree in communications. He works for Spokane Teachers Credit Union as a media marketing officer.

• Saint George’s School hired Tami Peplinski as admissions director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and has sales, secretarial and teaching experience.


Brandon Enevold received a 2012 “40 Under 40” Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. Enevold is a principal and electrical engineer with MW Consulting Engineers.

• DCI Engineers hired Stephanie Aden as marketing coordinator. She has 15 years of sales and marketing experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Washington. The firm also hired Kyle Cossette as a structural engineer. He has eight years of design experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University.


Charlene Whitener and Gary Farrell have been elected to Numerica Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee for three-year terms.


• AAA Washington hired Gregory Scheidt as an insurance agent for the company’s Spokane office.

Valentine Skala and Kameron Parks have been promoted to project managers for Critical Power Exchange in Spokane Valley.


• The Arc of Spokane presented Karen Elmendorf with its Hazel Skog Award. Elmendorf is a registered nurse who serves as nurse coordinator for the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center, where she has worked since 1979.

Real estate

Lauren Izenberg has been hired by Century 21 Beutler and Associates. She previously owned the Daily Grind Downtown for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Humboldt State University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.