On Thursday, President Bush announced his appointments of two Big Five accountants to fill two commissioner vacancies on the five-member Securities and Exchange Commission.
Paul S. Atkins and Cynthia A. Glassman will assume five-year terms if they are confirmed by the Senate.
Mr. Atkins is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. and has held various positions with the SEC, including chief of staff and counselor.
Ms. Glassman is a principal at the Washington, D.C. office of Ernst & Young and has worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the federal watchdog agency for investors in publicly held companies.