Bellevue, WA -  Sara Elizabeth Hyre has been elected to succeed Rob Wheeler as Shareholder-in-Charge of Clark Nuber's Tax Department effective October 1, 2014. The process for selecting Ms. Hyre included discussions with all of the tax shareholders as well as the management board, all of whom agreed that she possesses the organizational and leadership skills to take on this responsibility.

Ms. Hyre has been with Clark Nuber for 9 years and has been a shareholder for 3 years. She joined the firm after a very successful Big 4 career because of a deep passion she has for serving not-for-profit clients. She has been a key player in the continued growth of the not-for-profit group serving the tax needs of traditional clients, as well as specializing in the emerging strategic areas of healthcare and higher education.

"I am deeply honored that the shareholders have selected me to succeed Rob as leader of the tax practice," Ms. Hyre said. "I look forward to working more closely with team members in all of the business segments and niches of the department and the firm."

"We are delighted to have Sara Elizabeth accept this great opportunity," Mr. Wheeler said. "She is a highly respected leader in our not-for-profit practice and we are confident that she will use her skills to maintain the firm's position as the market leader in providing tax services to our target markets."

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.