Standing Advisory Group Members

Joan C. Amble
President, JCA Consulting, LLC
Darien, CT

Joan C. Amble is the president of JCA Consulting, LLC. Previously, she worked as the executive vice president and principal accounting officer for American Express. She also served in several roles at General Electric (GE), including vice president and chief accounting officer of GE Financial Services. Ms. Amble serves as an audit committee member for Booz Allen Hamilton and as audit committee chair for Sirius XM Radio and Brown-Forman. She previously served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council for the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Hon. Richard C. Breeden
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Breeden Capital Management, LLC
Greenwich, CT
As chairman and chief executive officer of Breeden Capital Management, LLC, Richard C. Breeden manages a portfolio of publicly traded, equity securities. Mr. Breeden also advises companies and government entities involved in restructuring corporate enterprises, enhancing ethics and compliance systems, and improving governance practices or shareholder value. Previously, Mr. Breeden was a senior economics and policy advisor during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He served as cohead of domestic policy under President Bush prior to being appointed the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Breeden served as corporate monitor of WorldCom. He also served as corporate monitor of KPMG LLP, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Currently, he serves as a director and member of the audit committee of STERIS Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced technology medical equipment.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Loretta V. Cangialosi
Senior Vice President and Controller, Pfizer, Inc.
New York, NY
As senior vice president and controller of Pfizer, Loretta V. Cangialosi provides accounting and financial support for strategic transactions and for preparing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly, annual, and other documents. Prior to joining Pfizer, she was an auditor at KPMG LLP. Ms. Cangialosi is a member of the Financial Executives International's Committee on Corporate Reporting.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Peter C. Clapman
Senior Advisor, CamberView Partners, LLC
New York, NY
Peter C. Clapman is senior advisor to CamberView Partners, LLC, an organization that is a policy advisor to boards and managements of listed companies with respect to their relationships with investors. He is former chairman of the governance committee and a member of the audit committee of iPass, a NASDAQ-listed company. Previously, he was the chairman and president of Governance for Owners LLP (U.S.), a U.K.-based investment organization offering global investment and governance services. Earlier, Mr. Clapman served as senior vice president and chief investment counsel at TIAA-CREF, where he spent 32 years. There, he was also the head of the corporate governance program. In addition, he served on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Clapman is the vice chairman of the Conference of (Mutual) Fund Leaders and is an advisory board member of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Walton T. Conn, Jr.
U. S. Partner and Global Head of Audit Methodology and Implementation, KPMG LLP
Montvale, NJ

Walton T. Conn, Jr., is a partner and global head of Audit Methodology and Implementation at KPMG LLP. He leads the firm's Global Services Centre, which develops and maintains audit methodology, guidance, tools, and training for KPMG member firms' audit teams. Mr. Conn served as Vice President–Practice for the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association from 2010 to 2012, and he was on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2006 to 2009.

Term: 2013 - 2015
Wallace R. Cooney
Vice President–Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Graham Holdings Company
Arlington, VA
Wallace R. Cooney is Vice President–Finance and chief accounting officer of Graham Holdings Company, where he is responsible for accounting, internal and external financial reporting, consolidated budgeting and forecasting, and income taxes. Previously, Mr. Cooney was director of Consolidation Accounting and Financial Reporting at Gannett Company, Inc., where he directed internal and external financial reporting. Before joining Gannett, he was an auditor at PriceWaterhouse LLP. Mr. Cooney also serves on the Committee on Corporate Reporting of Financial Executives International.
Term: 2013 - 2015
James D. Cox
Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, School of Law, Duke University
Durham, NC

James D. Cox researches and teaches securities regulation and corporate law as the Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University Law School. Previously, Professor Cox taught at Duke for more than 30 years and also at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, Stanford Law School, and the University of San Francisco School of Law. Professor Cox has authored numerous articles and books addressing a wide range of corporate, securities, and accounting topics. He also has testified at several congressional hearings and, in 2008, before the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Professor Cox served on the Legal Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and on the Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Term: 2013 - 2015
Charles M. Elson
Edgar S. Wollard, Jr., Chair of Corporate Governance, and Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Charles M. Elson is director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. He also is “of counsel” to the law firm of Holland & Knight. Previously, he was a professor at Stetson University College of Law. In addition to leading and presenting at various corporate compensation and governance panels and conferences, Mr. Elson has authored numerous academic papers on corporate governance. Currently, he serves on the National Association of Corporate Directors' Advisory Council, is a board member of HealthSouth and Bob Evans Farms, and he serves as a director for several not-for-profit groups.

Term: 2014 - 2016
Michael J. Gallagher
Managing Partner, Assurance Quality, PwC
New York, NY

As managing partner for Assurance Quality at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Michael J. Gallagher supervises national office efforts in the areas of accounting services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission services, risk management, strategic thought leadership, auditing services, and audit methodology. Mr. Gallagher also is responsible for the audit transformation program, learning and development, and regulatory relations and inspections groups at PwC. He has more than 28 years of public accounting experience and previously served as U.S. Chief Accountant, U.S. Risk Management Leader, and a member of its U.S. Board of Partners and Principals. Mr. Gallagher currently chairs the Professional Practice Executive Committee for the Center for Audit Quality.

Term: 2014 - 2016
Sydney K. Garmong
Partner in Charge, Regulatory Competency Center, Crowe Horwath LLP
Washington, DC

Sydney K. Garmong is the partner in charge of the Regulatory Competency Center at Crowe Horwath LLP and mainly focuses on practice matters related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and similar regulators. She also manages the accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory issues that affect financial institutions. In addition, she is the chair of the Depository Institutions Expert Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Prior to joining Crowe Horwath, Ms. Garmong worked as a senior manager with the professional standards and services division at the AICPA.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Kenneth A. Goldman
Chief Financial Officer, Yahoo, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA

Kenneth A. Goldman is the chief financial officer of Yahoo, Inc., where he is responsible for its global finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax treasury, and investor relations. Prior to joining Yahoo, he served as the chief financial officer of Fortinet. Earlier, he served as the senior vice president of Finance and Administration and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, Inc. Mr. Goldman was a member of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Term: 2015 - 2017
L. Jane Hamblen
Former Chief Legal Counsel, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Madison, WI

L. Jane Hamblen recently retired as chief legal counsel of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), the investment manager for Wisconsin's public pension fund, with more than $100 billion in assets under management. Ms. Hamblen oversaw the legal and compliance functions of SWIB's business, which relate to SWIB's investments in public and private markets, corporate governance, and ethics. Before joining SWIB, Ms. Hamblen was the assistant attorney general for Investments and Employee Benefits with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, where she represented the state's public pension fund. Earlier in her career, she was a partner in a large law firm in New York City, specializing in financial transactions and securities law. Prior to her retirement, she served on the board of the Council of Institutional Investors for four years and was a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Robert H. Herz
Chief Executive Officer, Robert H. Herz LLC; Executive-in-Residence, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
South Orange, NJ
Robert H. Herz, chief executive officer of Robert H. Herz LLC, consults on financial reporting, among other matters, and is the Executive-in-Residence at Columbia Business School at Columbia University. Mr. Herz served as the chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2002 to 2010, and he was an original board member of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2002. Previously, Mr. Herz spent nearly 28 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in both the United States and the United Kingdom, where he was an audit partner. He previously served as a staff member on the Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees. He also served as an official observer to the Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and to the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Mr. Herz is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of the Federal National Mortgage Association and of the boards of directors of Workiva, Inc., and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
Term: 2015 - 2017
Robert B. Hirth, Jr.
Chairman, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
San Francisco, CA
Robert B. Hirth, Jr. is chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), a joint initiative of five private sector organizations dedicated to providing thought leadership on enterprise risk management, internal control, and fraud deterrence. COSO's sponsoring organizations are the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Accountants. He also served as a senior managing director at the global consulting firm of Protiviti and, prior to that, as the executive vice president for global internal audit and financial controls, where he was responsible for the firm's worldwide internal audit and financial controls practice. Prior to joining Protiviti, Mr. Hirth spent more than 25 years with Arthur Andersen LLP, as a partner in the audit and accounting division and later in the advisory practice.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Philip R. Johnson
Former Nonexecutive Director, Yorkshire Building Society
Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom
From May 2007 to April 2015, Philip R. Johnson was a nonexecutive director of Yorkshire Building Society, chairing their audit committee. Prior to joining the society, he was head of Audit Quality and Risk Management at Deloitte (United Kingdom). During his 30-year tenure as a partner at Deloitte, he was a board member; he also served on the Structure and Risk Committee and Compensation Committee and sat as the first chairman of the Audit Committee. From 2010 to 2012, he was the president of the Federation of European Accountants. He was a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's and the International Ethics Standards Board's consultative advisory groups. Mr. Johnson also served on the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Accountants 2014. He is a member of the audit committee of Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom and a nonexecutive director of Lakeland Limited.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Joyce Joseph
Principal, Capital Accounting Advisory and Research, LLC
New York, NY

Joyce Joseph is principal at Capital Accounting Advisory and Research, LLC, where she informs institutional investors and other users of financial statements about the analytical impact of accounting and financial reporting matters. Previously, as managing director at Standard & Poor's, Ms. Joseph led their global accounting and governance group ensuring emerging matters were identified and addressed in credit analysis. And as vice president at J. P. Morgan Chase, she led the firm-wide compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404. Joyce began her career as an auditor at KPMG LLP. She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and previously served on the Investor Advisory Committee for the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Jean M. Joy
Director of Professional Practice and Director of Financial Institutions Practice, Wolf & Company, P.C.
Boston, MA
Jean M. Joy fills two roles at Wolf & Company, P.C., a regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm. As director of Professional Practice, she oversees the firm's compliance with professional standards and is responsible for its audit and accounting committee. Ms. Joy also serves as director of Financial Institutions and leads the audit and attestation services for financial institution clients. As well, Ms. Joy is a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Guy R. Jubb
Global Head of Governance and Stewardship, Standard Life Investments, Ltd.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Guy R. Jubb is the global head of Governance and Stewardship with Standard Life Investments (SLI), where he is responsible for the worldwide application of SLI's governance & stewardship principles and policy guidelines. He has fulfilled this role for more than 20 years. In addition, he serves as cochair of several groups, including the Global Auditor Investor Dialogue and the GC100 and Investor Working Group. Also, he is a member of the Council of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Term: 2014 - 2016
David A. Kane
Americas Vice Chair, Assurance Professional Practice, Ernst & Young LLP
New York, NY

David A. Kane is the Americas vice chair of Assurance Professional Practice at Ernst & Young LLP, where he manages the national office's accounting, auditing, and U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting functions; he also supervises the quality- and risk-management activities of the firm's assurance practice. Mr. Kane is a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee for the Center for Audit Quality. He has more than 23 years of public accounting experience. Prior to becoming a partner in 2002, Mr. Kane served a 24-month appointment as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the SEC.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Sara Grootwassink Lewis
Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Corporate Advisors, LLC
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sara G. Lewis is the chief executive officer and founder of Lewis Corporate Advisors, LLC, where she guides New York Stock Exchange-listed companies through their rating agency processes. Prior to that, she was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Ms. Lewis currently serves on the board of directors for Plum Creek Timber, PS Business Parks, Sun Life Financial, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Lewis is a member of the Corporate Governance Working Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Jon Lukomnik
Executive Director, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute; Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital, LLC
New York, NY

Jon Lukomnik is the executive director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to research on the environment, social issues, and corporate governance. He also is a managing partner for Sinclair Capital L.L.C., which advises the investment management industry, corporations, and institutional investors. He is a cofounder of both Governance Metrics International and the International Corporate Governance Network, and he helped establish the Council of Institutional Investors. He has served on the International Advisory Board for Euronext and as the only nonlawyer on the New York City Bar Association Committee on Corporate Law.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Douglas L. Maine
Limited Partner and Senior Advisor, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
New York, NY
Douglas L. Maine has served as a limited partner and senior advisor at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. since 2009. He retired from IBM in 2005, where he served in multiple roles, including chief financial officer, general manager of the Consumer Products Industry, and general manager of its inside sales and service. Before IBM, Mr. Maine held various positions at MCI Communications Corporation, including chief financial officer. He is a director and audit committee chairman at Orbital-ATK, Inc., and BroadSoft, Inc., and a director and member of the audit committee for Albemarle, Inc. 
Term: 2014 - 2016
Maureen F. McNichols
Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management and Professor of Accounting, Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Maureen F. McNichols is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Her research examines financial reporting and its role in providing information to investors. She is a leading researcher on earnings management and its implications for investors and on analysts' incentives, forecasts, and investment recommendations. Ms. McNichols is the founding director of the Corporate Governance Program for directors of public companies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Also, she is a faculty affiliate of Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and she served as the director and member of the audit and compensation committees of NetIQ Corporation.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Elizabeth F. Mooney
Vice President, The Capital Group Companies
San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth F. Mooney is a vice president at Capital Group with global accounting research responsibilities. She has 24 years of industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 11 years. Prior to joining Capital Group, she was a consumer industry analyst and a portfolio manager for private clients and institutions with Allianz Global Investors (formerly RCM Capital Management). Before that, she was a senior auditor at Deloitte LLP. She holds a master's degree in accountancy from DePaul University, graduating with honors, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of CFA Institute's Corporate Disclosure Policy Council and the CFA Society of San Francisco. 

Term: 2013 - 2015
Liz D. Murrall
Director, Stewardship and Reporting, Investment Management Association
London, United Kingdom

Liz D. Murrall is director of Stewardship and Reporting for the Investment Management Association, the representative body for the U.K. asset management industry, which has nearly £5 trillion under management globally. She is responsible for policy issues around stewardship, reporting, audit, and risk as they impact institutional investors in companies. She also serves on the Accounting Council, the Codes and Standards Committee for the U.K. Financial Reporting Council, and the FTSE Policy Group. She chairs the International Corporate Governance Network Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Richard H. Murray
Chief Executive Officer, Liability Dynamics Consulting, LLC
New York, NY
Richard H. Murray is the chief executive officer of Liability Dynamics Consulting LLC, where he advises on the liability exposures of professionals, corporations, financial institutions, and their insurers. He was the chief claims strategist at Swiss Re for nine years and spent 22 years as global head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is a chairman emeritus of the Leadership Board of the Center for Capital Market Competitiveness and serves on the board of the National Chamber Litigation Center. Mr. Murray was a member of the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. His current directorships include the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and Oxford Analytica, both in the United Kingdom.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Zach Oleksiuk
Americas Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, BlackRock
New York, NY

Zach Oleksiuk heads Americas Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment team for BlackRock. He has more than 13 years of experience in corporate governance, and his expertise includes the analysis of matters such as financial restatements, asset write-downs, material-weakness disclosures, and auditor independence. Mr. Oleksiuk is a frequent speaker to audiences of corporate directors and executives, investors, regulators, students, and other market participants to build awareness of corporate governance issues and to encourage public policy debate. Prior to joining BlackRock, he worked in various roles at Institutional Shareholder Services. Mr. Oleksiuk serves on the Council of Institutional Investors Advisory Council and is a CFA charterholder.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Jeremy E. Perler
Partner and Director of Research, Schilit Forensics
White Plains, NY

Jeremy E. Perler is a partner and director of research at Schilit Forensics, where he advises institutional investors, corporate boards, and other stakeholders on companies engaged in aggressive accounting stratagems and misleading financial reporting. Previously, Mr. Perler served as a forensic accounting analyst for Coatue Management, as director of research for the Center for Financial Research and Analysis, and as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Perler is a CFA charterholder and has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Term: 2015 - 2017
Sandra J. Peters
Head of Financial Reporting Policy, CFA Institute
New York, NY

Sandra J. Peters is the head of Financial Reporting Policy at the CFA Institute. There she manages the tracking of financial reporting issues. She also acts as the spokesperson for the CFA Institute Centre, frequently interacting with the International Accounting Standards Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Peters was a vice president and corporate controller at MetLife, Inc., where she was responsible for SEC reporting and technical accounting. She has served on the Insurance Expert Panel for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and currently is on the International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee.

Term: 2015 - 2017
William T. Platt
Managing Partner–Professional Practice, and Chief Quality Officer–Attest, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Wilton, CT
William T. Platt is the Managing Partner–Professional Practice and Chief Quality Officer–Attest at Deloitte & Touche. He leads the firm's Professional Practice Network, which is responsible for technical accounting, auditing, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting matters, as well as developing the firm's audit policies and methodology. Mr. Platt has worked in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche for more than 35 years. Since 2000, he has served in various leadership roles, including as partner in the SEC Services Department, national director of Independence, Deputy National Director of Accounting Services, and national director of Accounting and Reporting Consultation. He is a past member of the Professional Ethics Division Behavioral and Independence Subcommittee and the Technical Standards Subcommittee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he is a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center of Audit Quality. Mr. Platt also serves as a trustee at Quinnipiac University.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Gregory A. Pratt
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Carpenter Technology Corporation
Bowie, MD
Gregory A. Pratt is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, which develops, manufactures, and distributes cast, wrought, and powder metal stainless steels along with specialty alloys. He also serves as the Nominating and Governance Committee Chairman of Tredegar Corporation. Previously, Mr. Pratt served as audit committee chairman of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., and as vice chairman, president, and chief executive officer of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc. He also founded Enterprise Technology Group, Inc., and cofounded Atari Corporation. He is the chairman of the Capital Area Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he is also a board leadership fellow.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Sridhar Ramamoorti
Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Accountancy, and Director, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University
Marietta, GA
Sridhar Ramamoorti is a director in the Corporate Governance Center and a professor of accountancy at Kennesaw State University. Previously, he was a principal at Infogix, Inc., providing consulting services in governance, risk, compliance, and continuous controls monitoring. While in professional practice, Dr. Ramamoorti was a partner in the National Corporate Governance Group of Grant Thornton LLP and was a core member of the team that, in 2009, developed Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems for the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). He was previously a member of the accounting faculty of the University of Illinois. His research explores the nature and determinants of professional judgment and decision-making expertise among seasoned auditors and forensic accountants. Dr. Ramamoorti also has authored numerous books, monographs, and articles. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Ascend and the Institute for Truth in Accounting.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Brandon J. Rees
Deputy Director, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO
Washington, DC
Brandon Rees is deputy director of the Office of Investment for the AFL-CIO, a federation of 56 labor unions who represent 12.5 million members. Union sponsored and Taft-Hartley pension and employee benefit plans hold approximately $560 billion in assets. The AFL-CIO Office of Investment promotes the interests of workers' funds in the capital markets by leading corporate governance shareholder initiatives and advocating for legislative and regulatory reform.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Richard W. Roedel
Public company board member
New Canaan, CT
Richard W. Roedel currently serves on the board of directors for Lorillard, Inc.; IHS Inc.; Six Flags Entertainment Corporation; and Luna Innovations, Inc. In the past, he has served on the board of directors for Sealy Corporation; BrightPoint, Inc.; Broadview Holdings Inc.; Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.; and Dade Behring Holdings, Inc. He also is a member of the board of the Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc. From 1971 to 2000, he worked for BDO Seidman, LLP, where he served as a managing partner and, eventually, as chairman and chief executive officer.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Philip J. Santarelli
Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Santarelli is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP. He consults with partners on technical accounting and audit issues. He has worked with a diverse group of commercial clients throughout his career. Mr. Santarelli is the chairman of the Smaller Firm Task Force and a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality. He regularly comments on public policy matters related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB. He is a member of the Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a former member the Executive Committee of the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section and former chair of its Technical Issues Committee. He has participated in numerous task forces for financial reporting and auditing standard setting.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Thomas I. Selling
President, Grove Technologies, LLC
Phoenix, AZ
Thomas I. Selling is the cofounder and president of Grove Technologies, LLC, which produces web-based collaboration tools. He also is a professor emeritus at Thunderbird School of Global Management and teaches on a part-time basis at Southern Methodist University. He previously served as an academic accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Mr. Selling writes for his personal blog, The Accounting Onion.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Charles V. Senatore
Executive Vice President, Head of Regulatory Coordination and Strategy, Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA
Charles V. Senatore is an executive vice president responsible for regulatory strategy at Fidelity Investments. He has been with Fidelity Investments since 2003, where he has also led Fidelity's compliance function globally. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Senatore was cohead of Global Compliance at Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he served as the director of the Southeast Region of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as chief of the Public Corruption Section for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Senatore also is a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Term: 2014 - 2016
D. Scott Showalter
Professor of Practice, Department of Accounting, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
As a professor of practice in the Department of Accounting at North Carolina State University's Poole College of Management, D. Scott Showalter teaches graduate and undergraduate auditing. Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, he held key leadership positions at KPMG LLP, where he was a partner for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, a past president of the auditing section of the American Accounting Association, and a member of the Pathways Commission to enhance accounting education.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Jeffrey L. Tate
Chief Audit Executive, The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI
Jeffrey L. Tate is the chief audit executive at The Dow Chemical Company, where he is responsible for assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial, and operating controls for its global operations. Previously he was the director of investor relations, where he was a leader in redefining the company's operating segments in favor of more transparency and clarity. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for the National Association of Black Accountants. He is a member of Financial Executives International, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Black MBA Association.
Term: 2015 - 2017
Brian D. Thelen
Independent Consultant
Detroit, MI
Brian D. Thelen is an independent consultant working with companies on strategy design, culture change, and process improvement. Prior to this role, Brian held leadership roles in governance, controls, risk management and compliance at several large companies, including as general auditor and chief risk officer of General Motors and as vice president, Internal Audit Services at Delphi Automotive, PC; Waste Management; and The American Standard Companies. Earlier in his career, Brian served as controller and chief financial officer of Trane Chicago and as a member of the audit and tax teams of Ernst & Young.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Sir David P. Tweedie
Chairman, International Valuation Standards Council
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sir David P. Tweedie serves as the chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the first chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board as well the chief executive officer of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation. He is a fellow of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge as well as a visiting professor of Accounting in the University of Edinburgh Management School. He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities. In addition, he has received various honors and awards for his dedication and service to the accounting profession, most notably in 1994 when he was knighted in the United Kingdom. He was the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 2012 to 2013, and he chairs the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant, which funds the work of the British monarchy.
Term: 2014 - 2016
John W. White
Partner, Corporate Department, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, NY
John W. White is chair of the Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He advises public companies on a variety of matters, including corporate governance issues, financial reporting and various public disclosure obligations, auditor independence, and other topics arising out of compliance with federal securities laws. Mr. White has spent more than 25 years as a partner at Cravath, most recently rejoining after serving as the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2006 to 2008. He has served as the chairman of the Securities Regulation Institute, as cochair of the Annual Institute on Securities Regulation for the Practising Law Institute, on the Legal Advisory Committee for the New York Stock Exchange, and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee of the Practising Law Institute.
Term: 2015 - 2017