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Wayne Berson

Governing Board Vice Chairman, US CEO and Global Chairman, BDO USA, LLP

Wayne Berson is the CEO of BDO USA, LLP. He previously served as the Atlantic Assurance Regional Managing Partner and from 2010 through 2012 as the Presiding Member of the BDO Board of Directors. He also served as the National Director of the Not-for-Profit Services and was a Co-Founder of the Firm’s BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. His participation in key Firm initiatives has included the Women’s Initiative, Alliance program, National Ad Campaign, International Recruiting Initiative, IT Advisory Committee, Leadership Institute Committee and Marketing Task Force. Wayne is Chair of the Global Board of Directors of BDO International, Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in all phases of client service and accounting practices. He has served as the responsible partner in a variety of industries, including many which are deeply involved in multinational operations. In addition to North America, he has directed engagements in Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Wayne has lectured on various accounting and management topics for various organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Association Executives, Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and various others. HONORS AND AWARDS He has been interviewed in national accounting publications such as Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Practical Accountant, various state society magazines, and the Washington Business Journal, which in 2012 and 2013 named him as one of the Washington, D.C. region’s one-hundred most powerful business leaders. In 2013 he was included in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 most influential people. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 30% Club U.S. – Founding member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Past Member, Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee; Member, Nominations Committee Center for Audit Quality – Governing Board Member and Chair of Financial Oversight Committee Federal City Council – Trustee Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations – Board of Directors and Chair of Audit Committee Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants – Management of an Accounting Practice Committee Member, Accounting Principles and Nonprofit Committee Member, Past President of the Board of Governors Executive Committee Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants NPO (Nonprofit Organization) Cooperation Circle – Founding Member CPA Government and Nonprofit Report – Editorial Advisory Board Member EDUCATION B.Comm, Accounting, University of Cape Town Accounting Science degree, Honors, University of South Africa