BDO US has elected Wayne Berson as its new chief executive from 1 November 2012.
Berson will succeed Jack Weisbaum after he completes his second four-year term.
Berson has been the BDO US Atlantic regional business line leader for assurance services since 2008 and a member of the firm’s board since 2009.
Berson is also the co-founder of the BDO Institute for Non-profit Excellence and serves as the firm’s national director for not-for-profit services.
Prior to joining BDO in 2001, Berson was the managing partner of Lang Group, a Washington-based accounting firm that merged into BDO.
“The accounting profession is experiencing a period of unprecedented change from both a regulatory and competitive standpoint, and I believe BDO is uniquely positioned to grow and prosper in this new environment,” Berson said.