The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation reappointed Andrew McMaster as Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council chairman for a two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2019; reappointed 22 FASAC members; and appointed nine new members. The new FASAC members, who will be serving a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and eligible for reappointment for three additional one-year terms: Avi Berg, managing director and portfolio manager, Elm Ridge Capital Management; Rudolf Bless, chief accounting officer, Bank of America; Gordon Edwards, chief financial officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System; Zachary Gast, global head of research, CFRA; Elizabeth Graseck, managing director, research, Morgan Stanley; David Schmid, partner, PwC; Amie Thuener, vice president, chief accountant, Alphabet; John White, partner—corporate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; and Teri Yohn, Conrad Prebys professor of accounting, Indiana University. Additionally, 11 members will retire from FASAC on Dec. 31, 2017: R. Scott Blackley, Gary Buesser, Colleen Conrad, Xihao Hu, Timothy LaSpaluto, Dan Mahoney, Maya McReynolds, Daniel Meader, John Morriss, Dave Sullivan and Jeff Wilks.
John Hofmann was named partner at Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co., Miami, after his firm, JL Hofmann & Associates, Coral Gables, was merged into KSDT, along with the firm's staff of six professionals.
BDO USA announced new appointments: Alfredo Cepero as assurance managing partner, Vince Carrodeguas as assurance partner, and Madeline Elias as tax market leader, in the South Florida practice; Sandy Horowitz as tax managing partner in Miami; Daniel Castro as the tax managing partner in Fort Lauderdale; and Lori Myers as tax managing partner in West Palm Beach.
Scott Harper was hired as a principal in the business tax services practice at KPMG, Chicago, rejoining the firm.