Wesley B. Price, III announced his retirement as managing partner from Bend-based Price Fronk & Co. in June 2022. As he transitions into retirement, Wes stays on as a Partner Emeritus, working closely with the firm to ensure all client relationships are attended to and well-maintained. Partner Emeritus is an honorary title which holds counsel and historical perspective, in addition to other leadership services and research privileges within the firm. Wes will maintain his title while at KDP, LLP.
Wes is an Oregon native who spent most of his career at Bend-based Price Fronk & Co., joining the firm in 1979 and becoming a partner in 1989. For 33 years, Wes served as a leader in the firm’s corporate business group and concentrated his practice in business and tax planning issues for closely held businesses and their owners. A major focus of his practice included business acquisitions and dispositions and all related tax issues for business owners.
Wes will be missed at the office, but after 43 years of exemplary service, he has well-earned the opportunity to pursue other interests. Retirement will not slow Wes down; he will merely shift the focus of his considerable talents and boundless energy in pursuit of his other passions: travel, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Wes’s clients have been introduced to other accountants at the firm who will continue to meet their needs. This collaborative model ensures that more than one accountant is familiar with a client’s tax matters, which helps make the transition as smooth as possible.