BDO USA, LLP, Admits 39 New Partners

June 2016

Chicago, IL -- BDO USA, LLP, is pleased to announce that 39 new partners have been admitted to the partnership, effective July 1.   Twenty-two of the new partners are in the assurance business line, eleven are in the tax business line, two each are in the consulting and advisory lines and two are in the firm's national office.  BDO is a leading national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to private and publicly traded businesses. 
“On behalf of our entire partnership, I want to welcome each of these highly accomplished individuals to our ranks,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  “As a firm, we are committed to recruiting, training and retaining superior client service professionals.  Each of these new partners is a product of that commitment, as they have excelled in their specific technical area while providing the highest level of client service.”
The newly elected partners include: Tony Alfonso (New York – Consulting), Jeff Bilsky (Atlanta – National Tax), Emily Bordeaux (Raleigh – Assurance), Sean Conti (Chicago – Assurance), Jennifer Cor (San Francisco – Assurance), Mike Dean (Chicago – Tax), Amy Drouillard (Detroit – Tax), Nicholas Durso (Philadelphia – Assurance), Mike Emerick (Boston – Assurance), Eric Fahr (Washington, DC – Advisory), Angela Fowler (Raleigh – Tax), Beth Lee Garner (Atlanta – National Assurance), Judith Grimmer (Chicago - National Legal), Paula Hamric (Chicago – National Assurance), Jan Herringer (Woodbridge – National Assurance), Mesa Hodson (Houston – Tax), Steve Kovacs (Memphis – Assurance), Annie Lee (Chicago – Tax), Bill Liao (Houston – International), Bryan Martin (San Francisco – National Assurance), Joy Merriner (Anchorage – Assurance), Dave Murphy (Chicago – Assurance), Will Owens (Raleigh – Tax), Clint Pearson (Memphis – Tax), Penny Pepperling (San Antonio – Assurance), Kristi Pindell (Charlotte – Tax), William Putz (Detroit – Assurance), Pam Roberts (Fort Worth – Tax), Brandyn Schmelzer (Stamford – Assurance), Gerard Senen (Dallas – Assurance), Carrie Shagat (Orange County – Assurance), Shahryar Shaghaghi (New York - Consulting), Brian Taggart (San Diego – Assurance), Cecillio Valdivia (Los Angeles – Assurance), Brian Vazzana (Chicago – Assurance), Benjamin Williams (San Diego – Tax), Heath Winsheimer (Pittsburgh – Assurance), Eskander Yavar (Houston – Advisory), Danny Zambrano (Houston – Assurance).
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.  The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 1,300 offices in over 150 countries. 

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