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Debbie Vivian was a cherished and valued member of Best Best & Krieger’s (BBK) Finance Department for 35 years. Universally regarded as an outstanding professional and person, Debbie made a lasting mark on the firm through her generosity, loyalty, kindness, integrity and sense of humor. She personified the “best” in Best Best & Krieger.

In Debbie’s memory, and in recognition for her contributions to the firm and its culture, BBK established the annual The Debbie Vivian Award for Excellence. The award is presented to a member of BBK’s professional support staff who exhibits both a uniquely high level of job performance and routinely displays those characteristics that made Debbie an exceptional human being. Any BBK employee may nominate a member of the professional support staff, and nominations are reviewed by an internal Selection Committee comprised of an equity partner member of the Executive Committee, administrative department heads, and the firm’s COO.

This year marks the first for the award, and we congratulate and recognize Edward “Eddie” Robles, Lead Analyst in the information Technology Department and member of the Los Angeles office’s professional support staff. Eddie, who has been with BBK for more than 15 years, received the most nominations of any professional staff member. Submitters highlighted, among other qualities, Eddie’s willingness to always be available, no matter the time, embracing the role of assisting others and providing excellent customer service. Just like Deb, Eddie strives to always find a way to provide humor, a joke and appreciation in every situation which further solidifies his genuine care and interest in resolving technical issues.

In recognition of Eddie’s commitment and contributions to the firm, he received a check for $2,500 and his name will be added to a plaque in the Riverside office. BBK also made a matching donation of $2,500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern California, which has provided “comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California since 1980.”

BBK congratulates Eddie on his impact on the firm and for carrying on Debbie Vivian’s legacy.

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