D. Edson Clark, CPA, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington in 1977. He obtained his license to practice as a certified public accountant in the State of Washington in 1980. For several years he was a tax partner in a multiple-partner local accounting firm. In 1991, Ed co-founded Clark, Raymond & Company, where he serves as the executive professional.
During his years in public accounting, Ed has been the managing partner on a variety of client engagements that involve the preparation of audited, reviewed, or compiled financial statements. He provides commercial and personal income tax advice, and has extensive experience in estate taxation and estate planning.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ed is a founding Director and former Board Chair of the Rotary Wishing Well Foundation and a former Board member of the Make A Wish Foundation of Washington.
In 2010, Ed received a Key Award from the Washington Coalition For Open Government. The award recognized his success in demanding the release of information related to the improper regulation of the accounting profession in the State of Washington. In both 2012 and 2021, Ed received the James Andersen Award. The award recognizes his outstanding service to the organization in advancing the efforts of the Washington Coalition for Open Government. Ed is currently a Board member of the Coalition.