Four Partners Elected to Board of Directors of BDO USA, LLP

October 2016

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, today announced that Lee Duran, William Eisig, Paul Heiselmann and Anthony Lawrence have each been elected to three year terms to the firm’s board of directors.  Mr. Duran, Mr. Heiselmann and Mr. Lawrence are new directors, while Mr. Eisig was re-elected to a new term of service.  These changes are effective November 1.

“As our firm continues its rapid growth, it is essential to have good governance in place.  I believe the partners of BDO USA have shown excellent judgment in electing these very qualified individuals to represent them on the board of directors," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  “I want to welcome Lee, Paul and Tony to the board and look forward to the valuable insight they will bring to the governance process.  Bill has already made valuable contributions in his previous board service and we are pleased that he will continue to do so in the future.”

Lee Duran is an assurance partner in the firm’s San Diego office with over 30 years of professional experience serving a variety of high technology and service industries. In addition to his local responsibilities, Lee serves as a leader in both BDO’s private equity and capital markets practices.  He also serves as BDO USA's U.S. liaison to the BDO International member firm in Japan.  Lee received his B.S. in accounting from San Diego State University and his Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.

William (Bill) Eisig serves as the managing partner for BDO USA’s Atlantic Region and previously served as the assurance managing partner for the region.  Based in the firm’s Greater Washington, D.C. office, he has more than 25 years of public accounting experience serving clients in a variety of industries including media, publishing, sports and entertainment, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. Bill is the managing partner of the firm’s nonprofit and education practice and serves as executive director of the BDO Institute for Nonprofit ExcellenceSM.  He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and serves on the University’s advisory board at the Smith School of Business.

Paul Heiselmann serves as both the managing partner for BDO USA’s Southeast Region and the national managing partner of the firm’s specialized tax services (STS) practice. Paul has more than 30 years of professional experience serving technology, retail, manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, professional services and private equity companies with tax, operational and business strategy issues.  He has consulted on tax matters related to issues such as public and private offerings, licensing and intellectual property ownership, stock option and equity issues, R&D credits, methods of accounting and accounting for income taxes.  Paul received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Idaho.

Anthony (Tony) Lawrence serves as the assurance managing partner for BDO USA’s Grand Rapids office.  With more than 20 years in public accounting, Tony’s practice experience includes work with both public companies and privately-held businesses on domestic and international assurance issues.  He has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, alternative debt arrangements and private equity financings during his career.  He also has served on various firm committees dedicated to developing and implementing improved audit efficiencies and best practices at BDO. Tony received his B.B.A. from Grand Valley State University.

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