Moss Adams to Open New Office in Wenatchee

Moss Adams to Open New Office in Wenatchee

One of the Nation's Largest Accounting Firms Strengthens
Its Presence in Central Washington


Yakima, Wash., January 30, 2013 — Moss Adams LLP, the largest accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in the West, will open an office in Wenatchee, Wash., on February 1. The new office enhances the firm’s ability to serve its wide-ranging client base in Central Washington by providing convenient access to trusted assurance, tax and business consulting expertise.

Known as the apple capital of the world, Wenatchee is an obvious fit for the firm, according to Randy Fenich, partner in charge of the Yakima office of Moss Adams.

“We’re thrilled to be opening our office in Wenatchee,” he said. “Our agribusiness practice already works with 75 percent of all apple growers, packinghouses, shippers and exporters in Washington state and 46 percent nationwide—more than any other accounting firm. We also have specialized practices devoted to wine, manufacturing and distribution, construction, real estate, not-for-profit, state and local government and health care—all industries with a strong presence in Central Washington.”

The Wenatchee location will work closely with the Moss Adams office in Yakima to serve the firm’s long-established clientele in the region.

“We’ve always made a strong commitment to providing personal, accessible service, and having an office in the heart of a region in which we have so many clients really helps us double down on that commitment,” said Bryan Powell, the firm’s national agribusiness practice leader. “Our Wenatchee-based professionals will be available locally to better serve the needs of our clients.”

Initially, the office will be staffed by four professionals:

Randy Fenich, partner, has extensive agribusiness experience with special emphasis on cooperatives. He served on the board of directors for the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and is a member of the Northwest Food Processors Association. Fenich provides accounting, auditing and consulting services to a variety of clients, with considerable business consulting experience in wine-related areas. Fenich, a graduate of Washington State University, is a native of Ephrata.

Val Perry, partner, leads the firm’s estate planning practice and does extensive consulting in business succession planning and ownership transition. She has broad experience in the fruit industry, from growers to packers and shippers, and is active in Forum_W, the firm’s effort to support and enhance opportunities for women in the field of public accounting. Perry is a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

Brian Etzkorn, senior manager, specializes in agribusiness and is a firm leader in tax research, especially with regard to fruit packing, warehouse and fruit export matters. Etzkorn is a graduate of the University of Washington and is from Cashmere.

Sam Sluys, manager, brings expertise in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness and manufacturing and distribution. He specializes in audits of employee benefit plans. Sluys is a graduate of Washington State University and is from Yakima.

The office will be located at 123 Easy Street.

For more information, please contact:
Jeanine Takala, Edelman, for Moss Adams | (206) 664-7805 | jeanine.takala@edelman.com