PCAOB Announces New Liaison for Investors, Audit Committees, and Preparers

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced today that Erin Dwyer has been named deputy director of the Office of External Affairs where she will serve as the direct point of contact for and liaison to investors, audit committees, and preparers.

As outlined in its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, the PCAOB is committed to advancing its engagement with investors, audit committees, and preparers. This newly-created role will be dedicated to expanding outreach to and events for these key stakeholders.

"The Board is dedicated to enhancing transparency and accessibility through proactive engagement," said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke. “Erin brings more than twenty years of experience working with investors and in the past several years, audit committees and preparers, which will be critical to the Board’s ability to cultivate a more dynamic dialogue with them. We encourage investors, audit committees, and preparers to reach out to Erin at any time with questions or feedback for the PCAOB.”

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Ms. Dwyer served as managing director of stakeholder engagement and communications at the Center for Audit Quality, where she led strategic initiatives to build and strengthen relationships with key capital markets participants, including institutional investors, boards of directors, issuers, and other key governance leaders. She started her career as a sell-side analyst for eight years in Prudential Financial’s Washington D.C. equity research office.

"This Board is undertaking significant, positive steps to connect with its stakeholders, solicit their views, and provide relevant and useful information to all interested parties," said Ms. Dwyer. "I am delighted to join the PCAOB and Office of External Affairs at this exciting time and look forward to continuing to work with key members of the capital markets ecosystem."

Ms. Dwyer can be reached at dwyere@pcaobus.org or (202) 591-4176.