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 Chairman of the BDO Board of Directors. 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 also Chair of the Global Board of Directors of BDO International, Ltd. He has been interviewed in national accounting publications such as Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Practical Accountant, The Wall Street Journal, 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, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was included in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 most influential people. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was named to the NACD Directorship 100, and in 2016 he was presented with the year’s GWSCPA Outstanding Service to the Profession Award.