Movers & Shakers 7/08/2016

Tom Hagley


The Washington Association of School Administrators has presented the 2016 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award to Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., chief of staff of Vancouver Public Schools.

A peer committee selected three recipients for the award (from small, medium and large school district categories) based on nominations that describe how each is actualizing nine characteristics of high performing schools or districts as defined by research from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Hagley, chosen in the category of large school districts, has served as a district administrator in Vancouver Public Schools for 24 years.

“It is inspiring and gratifying to have the privilege of working with the district’s many enthusiastic administrative, faculty, staff, student and community leaders,” said Hagley. “Education gives everyone a higher purpose and hope for greater success in all that we do.”

As chief of staff, Hagley’s responsibilities include strategic plan development; selection and induction of executive-level leaders; internal and external communication; community and government relations; and partnerships, including a liaison role with the district’s nonprofit foundation.

Hagley led an initiative to establish Family-Community Resource Centers in poverty-impacted schools, worked to build public support for levy and bond measures, and facilitated planning symposia for the design of new school buildings.

He was a Vancouver Business Journal Accomplished & Under 40 honoree in 2003 and was the 1996 recipient of the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award.


Electronics manufacturing services provider ControlTek Inc. has hired Bonnie Hadley to serve as the company’s new electronics manufacturing sales representative.

Hadley has more than 20 years of professional sales account management experience, having worked in various positions for technology markets that include semiconductors, embedded computing and machine vision.

As electronics manufacturing sales representative at ControlTek, Hadley will be responsible for building and maintaining new client relationships with businesses seeking an outsourced contract manufacturing or design engineering partner.

“We are excited to have Bonnie’s expertise on the ControlTek team to help us build new relationships and represent ControlTek’s values with integrity and professionalism,” said ControlTek President Andy LaFrazia. “We believe her experience and commitment to advancing local business will be invaluable for our customers.”

Hadley is a member of four separate county committees and spends time volunteering for the Sheriff’s Office.


The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) has appointed Rod Cook to its Board of Directors.

Cook was the owner and president of Alpine Auto Body for more than 35 years before selling the company in 2014.

Cook will join other community leaders throughout the region in helping the Vancouver-based nonprofit achieve its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

“I’m excited and privileged for this opportunity,” said Cook. “Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is an innovative organization that is changing lives in our community, and I am excited to be a part of it. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to enhance and expand our mission and programs to improve the quality of life for individuals with visual impairments.”


Kimberly DAmoreMichael HoffbeckFrumenti, Lander & Wallace, PS recently announced the addition of Kimberly D’Amore and Michael Hoffbeck. Both are assisting in the preparation of business and individual tax returns.

D’Amore joined the Vancouver-based accounting firm immediately after finishing the post-baccalaureate accounting program at Portland State University. She is currently studying for the CPA exams.

Hoffbeck, a Midwest native, graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting in 2015. He is currently taking additional classes toward earning a CPA license.

“Kimberly and Michael have been great additions to the team by enabling the firm to better serve our growing client base,” said Ryan Greear, one of the firm’s partners.


Mike Plymale, CPA, was recently elected as chairman of the Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council.

The council is appointed by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman to advise her on emerging issues and trends affecting nonprofit entities as well as other related topics, including educational needs, model policies on governance and administration, and fiduciary principles of charitable organizations.

The council represents a broad range of statewide nonprofit experts including executive directors, fund raisers, accountants, attorneys and volunteer board members.

Plymale has served on the council since August of 2010. His CPA office is located in downtown Vancouver.

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