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.