BDO USA, LLP, has announced the appointment of Kelly Johnson as board chair, along with Mark Ellenbogen, Hoon Lee and Steven Shill as new board directors. Tony Lawrence was re-elected as a board director for his second three-year term. All changes were effective 1 November 2019

“Since being elected as a board director two years ago, Kelly has made a significant impact with her strategic foresight and innovative mindset,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “As the first woman board chair, her appointment marks an important milestone for our firm. This is something I’m particularly proud of, as I strongly believe inclusive leadership leads to stronger business outcomes. I am equally pleased to welcome Mark, Hoon and Steven as new members of the board and congratulate Tony on his second term.”

With more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, Kelly Johnson leads the firm’s Business Services & Outsourcing national practice. She regularly works with clients to transform their business, resulting in revenue growth, improved profitability and risk reduction through optimising organisations’ operational infrastructure. Johnson oversees a seasoned team of talented professionals that evaluates and benchmarks key business functions to develop an integrated accounting, finance and human capital approach to meet overall client objectives.

Johnson succeeds Assurance Managing Partner Bill Eisig, who served the maximum six-year board term. Ellenbogen, Lee and Shill replace Eisig, Lee Duran and Paul Heiselmann, who completed their terms on Oct. 31.