Richard I. Miller, the long-time general counsel and secretary of the American Institute of CPAs, announced that he intends to retire as of July 31.

A past member of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, Miller has served as general counsel and secretary since 1993, providing legal counsel on all institute-related professional and corporate issues.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Rich Miller for his 18 years of service to the AICPA, during which time he helped transition the institute into the 21st century," said institute chair Paul Stahlin. "We wish him a long and enjoyable retirement."

Throughout his tenure, Miller has been an important part of the AICPA's standards-setting processes, including advising the Auditing Standards Board and the Professional Ethics Executive Committee. He has testified before Congress and drafted numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of issues significant to the profession. He was also instrumental in developing and implementing contracts establishing the institute's online portal, CPA2Biz, and has served as the legal advisor for the institute's Governing Council and the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Miller was senior in-house legal counsel for international accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. He earned his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. 

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