Anthony C. Thompson Sworn in as a PCAOB Board Member

Washington, Jan. 3, 2022

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced that Anthony (Tony) C. Thompson was sworn in today as a Board member. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission conducted the swearing-in ceremony virtually.

“Tony has a distinguished record of public service, and I am pleased to welcome him to the PCAOB,” said PCAOB Acting Chairperson Duane M. DesParte. “I look forward to working with Tony and the rest of the new Board members as we work to further fulfill our investor protection mission.”

Appointed by the SEC on November 8, 2021, Board Member Thompson’s initial term will run through October 24, 2022.

“I’m pleased and honored to join the PCAOB at this pivotal moment,” said Board Member Thompson. “Leveraging the knowledge and dedication of the PCAOB staff, our Board will work tirelessly to enhance audit quality, which is a mainstay of investor protection in our dynamic and innovative economy.”

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Board Member Thompson served as the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he oversaw the Division of Administration. Before joining the CFTC in 2011, Mr. Thompson held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he was responsible for leading a workforce of more than 400 personnel and a broad range of programs, including budget and financial management.

Before entering civilian government service, Board Member Thompson served in the United States Air Force for 32 years, reaching the rank of Colonel, where he served as the Chief Budget Officer for the service branch after previously serving as Chief Financial Officer for a number of U.S. Air Force Bases. He earned a B.S. from Regis University, an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, and an M.S. from Air War College. 


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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