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Magnuson, McHugh & Co. PA has been selected to join CPAsNET, a consortium of independent accounting firms. Fewer than 30 firms in the nation have the opportunity to join CPAsNET. Membership allows firms to provide client resources from a large accounting and business consulting network.


Julie Toole has been promoted to senior internal auditor at Idaho Independent Bank. Toole joined the bank in 2002 as payroll specialist and also has worked as an accounting assistant and internal auditor. In her new role, Toole will plan and conduct audits to determine if operations are in accordance with established guidelines, policies and laws.

James Hill has been hired as compliance officer at INB’s downtown location.


Bruce Pinkleton has been named dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. Pinkleton joined the faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor and has focused his research on health promotion, media literacy and decision-making in the digital era. Pinkleton has served as interim dean of the college since January 2016.

Doug Crabtree, a graphic design instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, has been recognized by The American Advertising Federation Spokane with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Crabtree has worked at SFCC for more than 20 years and has also worked at local agencies and television stations.

Real Estate

Bekah Robin has joined the North Spokane office of Windermere North Spokane LLC as a broker. Robin most recently worked as a property manager for Douglass Properties.


Cheryl Y. Kilday, president and CEO at Visit Spokane, has been named a Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner. The award honors top-performing women in the meetings industry. Kilday earned recognition in the Industry Leader category and will be featured in Smart Meetings magazine in March.

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