The American Institute of CPAs has appointed Jay Hanson as chairman-elect of its Accounting Standards Executive Committee.

Hanson is national director of accounting at McGladrey & Pullen. He will succeed Ben Neuhausen of BDO Seidman at the committee’s November meeting.

As chairman, Hanson will head the committee that serves as the AICPA’s official voice on financial reporting matters and develops industry-specific accounting guidance. The committee’s membership includes representation from business and industry, public practice and the user community.

In addition to the committee, Hanson is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force. He is based at McGladrey & Pullen’s National Office of Audit & Accounting in Bloomington, Minn.

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