The Bellingham Business Journal
Orphalee Smith, CPA was honored at a special awards luncheon at the 2009 American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) Joint National Conference.
ASWA, a national professional organization, announced Orphalee Smith as the winner of the Influential Woman of the Year award. Smith, the Northwest Region winner, was one of six regional semifinalists.
The award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments and achievements distinguish them in the financial industry; who have demonstrated leadership and mentored others in their industry; and who are committed, involved, and contribute to their communities. Smith is a founding member of the local chapter of ASWA (1978) and in March of 2009 was inducted into YWCA Northwest Women’s Hall of Fame.