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|Name||Term of Service|
|Joseph V. Anania
Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Anania was a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP’s Audit and Business Advisory Services.
|Marshall S. Armstrong
Prior to founding and becoming the first chairman of the FASB, Mr. Armstrong served as a managing partner at the accounting firm Geo. S. Olive & Co.
Chairman – 1972-1977
|George J. Batavick
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Batavick held a number of key positions at Texaco.
|Dennis R. Beresford
Mr. Beresford was national director of accounting standards for Ernst & Young at the time that he joined the FASB.
Chairman – 1987-1997
|Frank E. Block
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Block was an Associate Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal.
|Victor H. Brown
Mr. Brown was executive vice president and CFO of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company prior to joining the FASB.
|Daryl E. Buck
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Buck spent eighteen years as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Reasor’s Holding Company, a privately-owned retail grocery company. In 2010, Mr. Buck served on the Blue-Ribbon Panel on Standard-Setting for Private Companies, a joint committee of the FAF, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
|Gary R. Buesser
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Buesser was a portfolio manager/research analyst for 30 years, including at Lazard Asset Management from 2000 to 2018.
|Anthony T. Cope
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Cope served as Partner of Wellington Management Company.
|G. Michael Crooch
Mr. Crooch served as a partner and director of the International Professional Standards Group at Arthur Andersen before joining the FASB.
|John M. Foster (Neel)
Mr. Foster was vice president and director for Compaq Computer Corporation prior to his FASB appointment.
|Oscar S. Gellein||1975-1978|
|Russell G. Golden
Prior to his appointment to the FASB, Mr. Golden was FASB technical director. Before joining the FASB staff in 2004, Mr. Golden was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the National Office Accounting Services department.
Chairman – 2013-2020
|Robert H. Herz
At the time he joined the FASB, Mr. Herz was a Senior Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was its North America Theatre leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality, in addition to serving as a member of the firm’s Global and U.S. Boards.
Chairman – 2002-2010
|Edmund L. Jenkins
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Jenkins was Managing Partner of the Professional Standards Group of Arthur Andersen LLP’s worldwide practice.
Chairman – 1997-2002
|Donald J. Kirk
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Kirk was a partner with Price Waterhouse.
Chairman – 1978-1986
|Gaylen N. Larson
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Larson was a partner at Deloitte, where he served as Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting (aka "COSO"), Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Financial Reporting of the Financial Executives International and Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Special Committee on Finance Companies.
|Raymond C. Lauver
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Lauver was the national director of accounting services for the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.
|James J. Leisenring
Mr. Leisenring served as chairman of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs before his appointment on the FASB.
|Thomas J. Linsmeier
Prior to joining the FASB, Dr. Linsmeier was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor/Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University. He also served as Academic Fellow/Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Arthur L. Litke
Mr. Litke held accounting posts with the General Accounting Office and then the Federal Power Commission prior to his FASB appointment.
|John W. March
|Robert E. Mays
|Harold L. Monk, Jr.
Before joining the FASB, Mr. Monk served as a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC and as a member of the FASB’s Private Company Council and Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Previously, he served as chairman of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board and as a member of its board of directors.
|Robert A. Morgan
Mr. Mosso was a senior executive for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, culminating in an appointment as Fiscal Assistant Secretary, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration before his appointment with the FASB.
|Gerhard G. Mueller
Mr. Mueller served at the University of Washington as the Julius A. Roller Professor of Accounting prior to his FASB appointment.
|Robert H. Northcutt
Mr. Northcutt served on the Board of Directors of the Lockheed Federal Credit Union for 20 years and was its Chairman before joining the FASB.
|C. Arthur Northrop
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Northrop was treasurer of the International Business Machines Corporation.
|John W. Queenan
Prior to joining the first FASB, Mr. Queenan was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the Wage and Price Control Board, which was created to rein in inflation.
|A. Clarence Sampson
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Sampson was chief accountant for the Securities Exchange Commission.
|Gary S. Schieneman
Mr. Schieneman worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he served as Director, Comparative Global Equity Analysis before joining the FASB.
|Katherine A. Schipper
Before joining the FASB, Ms. Schipper was president of the American Accounting Association, and also was editor of the Journal of Accounting Research.
|R. Harold Schroeder
Before joining the FASB, Mr. Schroeder, a CPA with 30+ years of diverse experience in investing and financial reporting, was a partner at Carlson Capital, L.P., a Dallas-based money manager.
|2011 – 2021|
|Walter P. Schuetze
|Leslie F. Seidman
Ms. Seidman was already a member of the FASB staff as the assistant director of research and technical activities at the time of her appointment. In between her two tenures at the FASB, Ms. Seidman founded and managed a financial reporting consulting firm, serving corporations, accounting firms, and other organizations.
Chairman – 2010-2013
|Marc A. Siegel
Prior to his appointment to the FASB, Mr. Siegel led the Accounting Research and Analysis team at the RiskMetrics Group in Rockville, Maryland. A recognized expert in forensic accounting, he brought to the Board more than 20 years of experience in diverse and global industries that include technology, media, telecommunications, healthcare, retail, and insurance.
|Lawrence W. Smith
Prior to being appointed a FASB member, Mr. Smith served five years on the FASB staff as Director, Technical Application and Implementation Activities. He also chaired the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). Mr. Smith joined the FASB staff in 2002 after a distinguished 25-year career at KPMG, where he was a Partner from 1988 to 2002.
|Robert T. Sprouse
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Sprouse served as a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
|Robert J. Swieringa
Mr. Swieringa was a member of the accounting faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and at Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management before joining the FASB.
|Edward W. Trott
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Trott was a partner and head of KPMG LLP's Accounting Group in that firm's national office.
|Ralph E. Walters
|John K. Wulff
Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Wulff served as chief financial officer of Union Carbide.
|Arthur R. Wyatt
Mr. Wyatt was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he ran the firm's accounting principles group, prior to his FASB appointment.
|Donald M. Young
Before joining the FASB, Mr. Young was managing director of Young & Company, a provider of consulting and research services for technology and private equity clients.