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BDO USA's Albert Lopez Named CEO Americas of the BDO Global Network


Mike Musick Appointed Southeast Region Managing Partner for Assurance

Stephen Ferrara Appointed U.S. Representative to BDO Americas Board

BDO USA, one of the nation's leading accounting and advisory firms, is
proud to announce that Albert Lopez has been named CEO of the Americas
region of BDO International, Ltd, one of the world's leading global
networks of independent public accounting firms. Mr. Lopez succeeds
Keith Farlinger, who was previously announced as the new CEO of the BDO
network. Mike Musick, Assurance Managing Partner for BDO USA's Nashville
office, will succeed Mr. Lopez as Assurance Managing Partner for BDO
USA's Southeast Region and Stephen Ferrara, BDO USA's Chief Operating
Officer, will succeed him as the U.S. representative to the BDO Americas
Board, which Mr. Lopez will now chair. Each of these appointments is
effective January 1, 2018.

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Albert Lopez, CEO Americas for BDO International

Albert Lopez, CEO Americas for BDO International

As Americas CEO, Albert Lopez will lead strategic initiatives in the
Americas region for the global network. He will be responsible for the
operational oversight of the entire region, including market analysis,
practice management, business development and the growth of BDO member
firms in the region.

"I want to congratulate Albert Lopez on his appointment as CEO of the
Americas region and welcome him to our global leadership team. During
his long tenure with BDO USA - which includes service as a member of the
firm's board of directors, more than a decade as Southeast assurance
managing partner and as the firm's representative on the Americas board
of the BDO network - he has been a valued contributor to the growth
strategy of the firm. I am confident that his contributions will grow
even further as he assumes his new duties with the BDO network," said
Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA and Chairman of the Global Board of BDO
International Ltd. "I also want to congratulate Mike Musick on his
promotion to Southeast assurance managing partner and Steve Ferrara on
being named the U.S. representative to the Americas board. Both
appointments are well deserved and recognition of their dedication to
the firm."

Albert Lopez has been the Southeast Regional Managing Partner for
Assurance Services at BDO USA since 2005 and previously served as the
managing partner of the Assurance practice for the firm's Miami office.
During his tenure, he has played an instrumental role in expanding the
firm's presence in the Southeast. Albert has more than 30 years of
experience in public accounting and as an international consulting
partner to Latin America, serving as the head of BDO USA's Latin
America/Caribbean desk for the past five years. He works closely with
his clients' management teams on general business counseling and
planning. He has extensive technical experience with the SEC, taking
companies public and consulting on mergers and consolidations. Albert is
a graduate of Florida International University.

Mike Musick has been the Nashville Managing Partner for Assurance
Services at BDO USA since 2007. He has more than 25 years of public
accounting experience serving both publicly and privately held clients
in various industries, including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing
and distribution, and communications and entertainment. He has worked on
numerous initial public and secondary offerings and has managed the
periodic filings of clients in a variety of industries. Mike graduated Summa
Cum Laude
from Troy University.

Stephen Ferrara has more than 30 years of experience working in public
accounting and in industry as a CFO. As the Chief Operating Officer of
BDO USA, he is responsible for oversight and leadership of the firm's
assurance and tax business lines and the development and performance of
each practice office. Steve oversees BDO's business development,
corporate planning, finance, information technology, marketing and
communications functions and is integrally involved in the firm's
expansion strategy which has added offices in 25 cities and expanded
critical mass in 12 existing markets over the past five years. Prior to
his role as COO, Steve served as the regional managing partner for BDO
USA's Central Region.


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services
firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory 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 over 500 independent alliance firm locations
nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited,
BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 67,700
people working out of 1,400 offices across 158 countries.

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member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee,
and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member
firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO
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