People: Wayne Berson was re-elected to a second term as CEO of BDO USA; during his initial four-year term, Berson has led the firm to 70% growth in revenue and merged in 13 firms in 20 new cities … Simon Jewkes and Drew Soga joined FTI Consulting Inc.’s corporate finance/restructuring group as managing directors. Jewkes will be based in New York City, and Soga in Chicago … Matthew Stelzman, manager at the Chattanooga firm Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, was selected by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAAP) as one of 2015’s "Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars" in Tennessee … Harvey Wallace, co-founder of the St. Louis-based firm Brown Smith Wallace, will step down as managing partner at the end of the year; Anthony Caleca, the firm’s current partner-in-charge of audit, will assume the role of managing partner on Jan. 1, 2016.
Firms: For the fourth year in a row, Averett Warmus Durkee was honored as one of the “Top 100 Companies for Working Families in Central Florida” by the Orlando Sentinel … Citrin Cooperman acquired Joel Popkin & Co., a 45-year-old New York City-based accounting firm that specializes in restaurants and event businesses … Keiter CPAs, the third largest accounting firm in central Virginia, was honored with the 2015 Edge Award for “Best Marketing Initiative” in a niche area by Leading Edge Alliance Global, the second-largest international association of accounting firms in the world.
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