(Bellevue, WA) Rob Wheeler has been elected to succeed Dave Katri as President and CEO of Clark Nuber effective October 1, 2014. “This transition is the culmination of Clark Nuber’s CEO succession planning process and comes at a time of organizational strength and growth for the firm,” said Rob Fleming, Chairman of Clark Nuber’s Management Board.

Mr. Wheeler has been with Clark Nuber for 29 years and has been a shareholder for 14 years. During his tenure as a shareholder, he has headed the firm’s tax department, which has grown significantly under his leadership. He has also served on the firm’s Management Board and has been very active in community and professional activities. “Rob understands the Clark Nuber culture and is deeply committed to the success of the firm and its employees,” added Mr. Fleming.

“I am deeply honored that the shareholders have selected me to succeed Dave as Clark Nuber’s next President and CEO,” Mr. Wheeler said. “Our firm is looked upon as a very progressive organization by our industry peers and our clients. I will devote my energy to build on our past successes and lead the organization to new levels of excellence. I believe we have the right strategy, the right team, and that our future is bright.”

Clark Nuber has become one of the largest independent accounting firms in the country during the past fourteen years under Mr. Katri’s leadership. It has tripled in size, achieved national recognition in multiple practice areas, and is known for providing high touch service to its clients. “We are very fortunate to have had Dave as the leader of our firm during this time,” said Mr. Fleming.

Clark Nuber employs more than 180 people with the expertise to provide business owners, leaders in not-for-profit organizations, as well as high net worth individuals, a wide variety of services, including financial statement audits, federal, state, and international tax planning and compliance, business transition planning, financial planning, CFO/Controller/accounting services, and specialty audits including employee benefit plans and government grants.