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Standing Advisory Group Members 

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, 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 co-head 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
Steven E. Buller
Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc.
New York, NY
Steven E. Buller is a managing director for BlackRock, where he is responsible for the financial aspects of its 3,500 investment products. He also oversees corporate and investment company accounting policy, controls, and auditor independence. He is a member of the management team of BlackRock’s wholly owned bank and a member of the Valuation Oversight Committee, which oversees valuation of the company’s $3.67 trillion of managed assets. Previously, he served as BlackRock’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining this company in 2005, Mr. Buller was a senior partner at Ernst &Young, LLP, where he served financial services clients and was the Global Director of Asset Management Services. Mr. Buller is a former chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Investment Companies Committee.
Term: 2012 - 2014
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 the chair of the Financial Executives International’s Committee on Corporate Reporting.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Peter C. Clapman
Chairman and President, Governance for Owners LLP; public company board member
New York, NY
Peter C. Clapman is the Chairman and President of Governance for Owners LLP (U.S.), a United-Kingdom-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. At TIAA-CREF, Mr. Clapman also served as the head of its corporate governance program. In addition, Mr. Clapman is chairman of the governance committee and a member of the audit committee of iPass, a NASDAQ-listed company. As well, he serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is the Vice Chairman of the Conference of (Mutual) Fund Leaders.
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. 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 was on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2006 to 2009. 

Term: 2013 - 2015
J. Michael Cook
Public company board member
Greenwich, CT

J. Michael Cook is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He directed the global merger of Deloitte Haskins & Sells with Touche Ross & Company in 1989. Mr. Cook is a member of the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Comcast Corporation. He also is a board member of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., where he chairs the compensation committee. Mr. Cook is the Chairman of the Government Accountability Office’s Accountability Advisory Panel, a chairman emeritus of the Board of Catalyst (the organization for the advancement of women in business), and the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of United Way of America. Mr. Cook previously has served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and as a member of its Auditing Standards Board.

Term: 2012 - 2014
Wallace R. Cooney
Vice President-Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Graham Holdings Company
Washington, DC
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 Price Waterhouse, 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. Professor Cox has 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 at the University of San Francisco’s School of Law. Professor Cox has authored numerous articles and books addressing a wide range of corporate, securities, and accounting topics. He also has provided testimony at several congressional hearings and, in 2008, before the U.S. Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. Professor Cox served on the New York Stock Exchange’s Legal Advisory Committee and the Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Term: 2013 - 2015
Jerry M. De St. Paer
Senior Advisory Partner, Grail Partners LLC
New York, NY

Jerry M. de St. Paer is a senior advisory partner at Grail Partners, which invests in and provides advisory services to the asset management business. Previously, he was the Executive Chairman of the Group of North American Insurance Enterprises. He also worked as the Chief Financial Officer of XL Capital, Ltd. (Bermuda), the Managing Director at J. P. Morgan, and at Hudson International Group. Mr. de St. Paer serves on the Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. companies of SCOR Reinsurance, a publicly listed global French reinsurer. He serves on the boards of directors of the Ronald McDonald House of New York and the Bermuda Wellness Foundation, and he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He previously served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and on the International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Term: 2012 - 2014
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 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 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 PwC’s audit transformation program, learning and development, and regulatory relations and inspections groups. He has more than 28 years of public accounting experience and previously served as PwC’s U.S. Chief Accountant, U.S. Risk Management Leader, and a member of its U.S. Board of Partners and Principals. Mr. Gallagher currently serves as the Chair of the Center for Audit Quality’s Professional Practice Executive Committee.

Term: 2014 - 2016
Robert L. Guido
Public company board member
Atlanta, GA

Robert L. Guido, retired Vice Chair of Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y), served in several roles during his 38-year tenure with the firm, including the Senior Advisory Partner to some of the largest global manufacturing, media, consumer products, and energy industry clients. He was the firm’s senior partner responsible for coordinating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer of E&Y’s Assurance and Advisory practices. Mr. Guido is a member of the board of directors and the Chairman of the audit committees of Bally Technologies, Inc., and of Commercial Metals Company. He also serves on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Advisory Council on Risk Oversight. In addition, Mr. Guido is a member of the board of trustees and the Chairman of the audit committee of Siena College, and he is a board member and the Chairman of the audit committee of the North Highland Company, a privately owned global consulting firm.

Term: 2012 - 2014
Robert H. Herz
CEO, 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 PwC 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 and was an official observer to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. Mr. Herz is a member of the boards of directors and audit committees of Federal National Mortgage Association and Morgan Stanley.
Term: 2012 - 2014
Robert B. Hirth, Jr.
Chairman, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
San Francisco, CA
Robert B. Hirth, Jr. is Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission, 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
Nonexecutive Director, Yorkshire Building Society
Stockport, Chesire, United Kingdom
Philip R. Johnson is the nonexecutive director of Yorkshire Building Society. 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 serves on the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Accountants 2014.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Bruce J. Jorth
Chief Risk Officer, McGladrey, LLP
West Palm Beach, FL
As Chief Risk Officer of McGladrey, Bruce J. Jorth oversees the firm’s inspection program, sets risk policy, and leads the National Office of Risk Management. In addition, Mr. Jorth monitors practice quality, independence, and regulatory compliance. He has held a number of positions during his more than 30 years at McGladrey, including a stint running the Florida assurance practice. Mr. Jorth is the Chair of McGladrey’s Board of Directors Quality Control Inquiry Committee and Risk Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Professional Ethics Executive Committee.
Term: 2012 - 2014
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, 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, where he is responsible for the worldwide application of governance and stewardship principles, as well as for policy guidelines. He has fulfilled this role for over 20 years. In addition, he serves as co-chair of several groups, including the Conference Board’s European Council on Corporate Governance, 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 and of the Association of British Insurer’s Investment Committee.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Wayne A. Kolins
Partner, BDO USA, LLP; Global Head of Audit and Accounting, BDO International Limited
New York, NY
Wayne A. Kolins is an audit partner at BDO USA and the Global Head of Audit and Accounting at BDO International, where he oversees development and implementation of audit policies and practices. Mr. Kolins has spent more than 40 years with BDO USA during which he has consulted on a variety of complex accounting and auditing matters. Previously, he served as BDO USA’s National Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission practice. Earlier, he was the firm’s representative on the Extended Firm Leads Group of the Center for Audit Quality.
Term: 2012 - 2014
Jeffrey P. Mahoney
General Counsel, Council of Institutional Investors
Washington, DC
Jeffrey P. Mahoney is General Counsel of the Council of Institutional Investors. Mr. Mahoney is responsible for developing and communicating the Council’s public response to proposed regulations, rules, standards, and laws that may impact corporate governance practices of companies in which council members may invest. Prior to joining, Mr. Mahoney was counsel to the Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Earlier in his career, he was a corporate and securities lawyer, a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and an auditor. Mr. Mahoney is the Chairman of the Investor Rights Committee of the Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association and member of the International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council. And he serves on the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Hearing Panel. Mr. Mahoney is also an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University.
Term: 2012 - 2014
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 a senior advisor at Brown Brothers Harriman since 2009. He retired from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in 2005, where he served in multiple roles, including General Manager of the Consumer Products Industry, General Manager of its online sales and service, and Chief Financial Officer. Before IBM, Mr. Maine held various positions at MCI Communications Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer. He is a director and audit committee chairman at Rockwood Holdings, Inc.; Alliant Techsystems, Inc.; and BroadSoft, 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’s 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 Graduate School of Business’ Corporate Governance Program for directors of public companies. Also, she is a faculty affiliate of Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and served as the director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Net IQ Corporation.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Elizabeth F. Mooney
Analyst, The Capital Group Companies
San Francisco, CA
Elizabeth F. Mooney is an analyst for Capital Strategy Research and has covered global accounting issues since joining Capital Group in 2004. She spent nearly a decade as a consumer industry analyst and portfolio manager at RCM Capital Management, LLC. Prior to that, Ms. Mooney was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. She is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute’s Corporate Disclosure Policy Council. Ms. Mooney has also served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the FASB Investors Technical Advisory Committee, the International Accounting Standards Board, and FASB Joint International Group on financial statement presentation.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Richard H. Murray
CEO, Liability Dynamics Consulting, LLC
New York, NY
Richard H. Murray is the Chief Executive Officer of Liability Dynamics Consulting, 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 9 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 U.S. Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. His current directorships include the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and Oxford Analytica, both in the United Kingdom.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Jennifer Paquette
Chief Investment Officer, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association
Denver, CO
Jennifer Paquette is the Chief Investment Officer of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (Colorado PERA). Ms. Paquette manages the investment activities for its $40 billion pension plan and oversees portfolio and risk management. Prior to joining Colorado PERA, Ms. Paquette was Vice President and Institutional Account Executive for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. She also worked for Alliance Capital Management as Vice President and Portfolio Manager. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Colorado Trust.
Term: 2012 - 2014
William T. Platt
Managing Partner, Professional Practice, and Chief Quality Officer - Attest, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Wilton, CT
William T. Platt is the Managing Partner of 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 for developing the firm’s audit policies and methodology. Mr. Platt has worked in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche for more than 30 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 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Professional Ethics Division Behavioral and Independence Subcommittee and Technical Standards Subcommittee, and he is a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center of Audit Quality.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Rachel D. Polson
Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Minneapolis, MN
Rachel D. Polson is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Kraus, where she focuses on the firm’s computer software and technology industry, investment companies, professional service-type companies, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting companies. She cofounded the firm’s Growth and Retention of Women (GROW) Program, which helps women to develop the skills needed to advance in the world of business. In 2009, Ms. Polson was named one of the fifty top women in finance by Finance and Commerce and two years later was named a “woman to watch” by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Gregory A. Pratt
Chairman, Carpenter Technology Corporation
Bowie, MD
Gregory A. Pratt is the Chairman 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 Audit Committee Chair of AmeriGas Propane, Inc. Previously, Mr. Pratt served as the Vice Chairman and Director of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc. He also founded Enterprise Technology Group, Inc., and cofounded Atari Corporation (United States). 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 developed the 2009 Committee of Sponsoring Organizations’ Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems. 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
Acting Director, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO
Washington, DC
Brandon J. Rees is the Acting Director of the Office of Investment for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). In this position, he works to advance the interests of workers’ investments in capital markets by piloting corporate governance shareholder initiatives and by supporting both legislative and regulatory improvements. He was a coeditor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law and was a student director of the East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Kevin B. Reilly
Americas Vice Chair, Professional Practice and Risk Management, Ernst & Young LLP
New York, NY
As partner in charge of the Americas Professional Practice Group at Ernst & Young LLP, Kevin B. Reilly is responsible for the national office’s accounting, auditing, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting functions. In addition, he oversees the quality and risk management activities of the firm’s assurance practice. Mr. Reilly has been with the firm for more than 30 years, during which he has served as a coordinating partner for major clients in the media and entertainment, for financial services, and for private equity industries. Mr. Reilly previously served on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
Term: 2012 - 2014
Walter G. Ricciardi
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
New York, NY
As a partner in the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Walter G. Ricciardi represents clients before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory authorities. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Ricciardi was Deputy Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division. Before going to the SEC, Mr. Ricciardi spent 20 years with PwC, where he was charged with defending the firm’s litigation and regulatory matters and served on its U.S. and global boards. Also, he is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, where he teaches a seminar on SEC enforcement.
Term: 2012 - 2014
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. Earlier in his career, 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
Barbara L. Roper
Director of Investor Protection, Consumer Federation of America
Washington, DC
Barbara L. Roper is the Director of Investor Protection at the Consumer Federation of America, where she is a consumer advocate for retail investors. Ms. Roper was involved in the legislative effort leading to passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She is a member of the PCAOB Investor Advisory Group, which advises the Board on matters that affect investors, and the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Term: 2012 - 2014
Philip J. Santarelli
Chief Risk Officer, ParenteBeard, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
Philip J. Santarelli is the Chief Risk Officer for ParenteBeard, LLC, where he is responsible for the firm’s audit and accounting practice, risk management, and quality assurance. He is a member of the Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force and the Professional Practice Executive Committee. In addition, he is on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Private Company Standards Research Group and its Disclosure Framework Resource Group. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, for whom he also served as the chair of the Technical Issues Committee.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Kurt N. Schacht
Managing Director, Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
New York, NY
Kurt N. Schacht is the Managing Director for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, where he heads the ethics and professional standards area and leads various advocacy and think tank functions. Mr. Schacht is an attorney and a CFA charter holder. Previously, he spent 15 years in the investment management industry as a chief legal and compliance officer for a large public pension plan and, later, a hedge fund. He also was a chief operating officer for a retail mutual fund complex. Mr. Schacht serves as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he also served on the Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies.
Term: 2012 - 2014
Thomas I. Selling
President, Grove Technologies, LLC
Phoenix, AZ
Thomas I. Selling is the cofounder and President of Grove Technologies, which produces web-based collaboration tools. He also is a professor emeritus at Thunderbird School of Global Management and currently 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Mr. Selling writes for his personal blog, the Accounting Onion.
Term: 2014 - 2016
Charles V. Senatore
Head of Corporate Compliance, Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA
Charles V. Senatore heads Corporate Compliance for Fidelity Investments, where he leads the enterprise compliance functions for the company, including oversight of investment management, investment advisory, institutional, and brokerage businesses. He has been with Fidelity Investments since 2003. Mr. Senatore previously was the co-head 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. Mr. Senatore has served as the Chair of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s National Adjudicatory Council, as well as Chair of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
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, Mr. Showalter 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
Brian D. Thelen
General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer, General Motors, LLC
Detroit, MI
Brian D. Thelen is General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer of General Motors, where he is responsible for leading internal audit and enterprise risk programs. Prior to joining General Motors in 2011, Mr. Thelen was Vice President, Internal Audit Services, at Delphi Automotive, PC. Earlier, Mr. Thelen worked at Waste Management, Inc. as Vice President of Internal Audit Services.
Term: 2013 - 2015
Sir David P. Tweedie
Chairman, International Valuation Standards Council
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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 co-chair of the Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. 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 co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, on the New York Stock Exchange’s Legal Advisory Committee, and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee of the Practising Law Institute.
Term: 2012 - 2014