BDO’s Mike Sorrells Named President of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs

BDO is pleased to announce that Mike Sorrells, CPA has been named President of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, effective July 1. Sorrells has long been an active member for the GWSCPA, having served as a member of its Nonprofit Section and Symposium Planning Committee. He has also served as a member of the Executive Committee for the past three years, and in 2013, was the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike as our next President,” said Kari Bedell, Executive Director of the GWSCPA, in a statement. “He’s been an outstanding leader for many years within our organization and I know he will steer us through continued success during his term.”

Sorrells is the National Director of Nonprofit Tax Services for BDO in the Greater Washington, D.C. regional office. He provides tax consulting and compliance services to a wide spectrum of national and regional tax-exempt organizations. He has specialized solely in exempt taxation for over 20 years and directs a large local nonprofit tax practice. Mike is also the tax leader for the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence. He has written numerous newsletter and journal articles and regularly speaks to groups of nonprofit executives on a variety of tax-related issues. Mike received the Charles J. Delany award for the most outstanding article for 2009 in Contract Management Magazine, the national publication of the National Contract Management Association. In 2010, Mike was named the Most Notable CPA by SmartCEO Magazine. Mike received his B.A., Government and Politics, Accounting, from the University of Maryland.

“It is truly an honor to serve at the helm of the GWSCPA,” said Sorrells. “They are an outstanding organization committed to bettering the accounting profession and building the next generation of leaders. I look forward to continuing my contributions to this critical mission in my new capacity.”

“We are all very proud of Mike as he takes on a role where he can give back to his profession,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO, who provided the keynote address at Sorrells’ induction ceremony and who has previously served as president of the GWSCPA.

“I’m proud to be carrying on Wayne’s and BDO’s leadership tradition with the Association,” added Sorrells.