CHICAGO, IL – July 21, 2011 – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced the appointment of Deron Curliss as partner and assurance business line leader for the firm’s Wisconsin practices. In this role, Curliss will be responsible for overseeing assurance professionals and managing client and prospect relationships in the Milwaukee and Madison offices.  The firm is expanding into the Madison market, opening a temporary office in Middleton, and planning to establish a permanent presence by year-end.

“We are very pleased to welcome Deron to the BDO partnership, and have great confidence in his ability to expand our operations and capabilities in Milwaukee and Madison,” said Steve Ferrara, partner and assurance business line leader for the Central region. “There is a significant opportunity for BDO in Wisconsin and with Deron’s deep experience and business relationships throughout the state we believe this is the ideal time to expand our statewide presence.”

Curliss has more than 23 years of experience providing assurance services to a wide range of technology, manufacturing, hospitality and agriculture clients. Prior to joining BDO, he led the Milwaukee, Madison and Appleton audit practices for Grant Thornton, where he also served as the Wisconsin Technology Industry practice leader. Curliss began his career in the audit practice at Deloitte where he spent 11 years.

Mr. Curliss is a board member for the Wisconsin Technology Counsel and Accelerate Madison. He received a bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

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