Newest POB Member has SEC Experience
Her appointment, effective Jan. 1, replaces Melvin R. Laird, who will retire this year. A partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, Peters brings with her extensive experience in many areas, especially SEC matters. She served as a commissioner of the SEC for four years from 1984 to 1988.
Peters also served on the POB's Panel on Audit Effectiveness, a group that recently issued a report on the way independent audits are performed.
The retiring Laird has enjoyed a distinguished career in public service as a representative in the U.S. Congress from Wisconsin for nine terms, secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1973, and as counselor to the President for Domestic Affairs from 1973 to 1974. When he completes his term on Dec. 31, he will have the distinction of having served longer than any other POB member.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.