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WNDE Welcomes Gary Crouch as Audit Partner and Three Auditors from Irvine Accounting Firm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP (WNDE) recently welcomed a new audit partner, Gary Crouch, who comes to WNDE from the Irvine accounting firm Link, Murrel & Company, along with three other auditors, Annie Wu, McKenna James, and William Drew. Crouch is a licensed CPA in both California and Louisiana, a chartered global management accountant, and a certified fraud examiner.

“Gary and his team are experienced auditors who bring many talents to our firm,” said Paul Treinen, WNDE Managing Partner. “We’re pleased to welcome them, and we’re excited about the additional services they bring that we will be able to offer to our clients.”

Crouch earned his BS in accounting from the University of New Orleans and his MBA from Pepperdine University. During his career, Crouch has provided auditing and accounting services to a wide variety of organizations, including retail, finance, construction, equipment leasing, mortgage banking, and manufacturing companies, along with governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. His designation as a certified fraud examiner is awarded to select professionals responsible for detecting, deterring, and investigating fraud, and he served as president of the Orange County Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Advisory Council for Safe Families for Children of Olive Crest. Gary previously has served on the boards of the California State University, Fullerton College of Business and Economics Executive Council and the Orange County Chapter of Western Pension & Benefits Conference, where he was both treasurer and a director at large.

Annie Wu, a senior audit manager and graduate of California State University, Fullerton, provides services to nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, distributors, manufacturers, construction contractors, and automobile dealerships. Services include audits, reviews, and compilations and consulting services. She is a licensed CPA in California and a chartered global management accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Finance Committee of Girls Inc. of Orange County.

Audit supervisor McKenna James is a graduate of Biola University and is a licensed CPA in California He provides services to nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, manufacturers, and construction contractors. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

William Drew, a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, provides services to nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans, manufacturers, and construction contractors. He has passed all sections of the Uniform CPA examination and has applied for his CPA license.

For information about Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle involvement, contact Jessica Welch.


WNDE was founded 90 years ago and is among the largest of the Orange County–based accounting firms. It represents over 3,000 business entities and 3,500 individual clients, providing a full range of accounting, tax, and advisory services that support some of Southern California’s most successful and entrepreneurial companies, as well as governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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