Baltimore (Sept. 20, 2002) -- Dennis R. Beresford, Ernst & Young executive professor of accounting at the University of Georgia, and former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, has been named to the board at global financial services conglomerate Legg Mason Inc.

Beresford served as FASB chair from 1987 to 1997. Prior to the FASB, he was national director of accounting standards for Ernst & Young. He is also on the board of Institute of Management Accountants.

He was named to the Legg Mason board along with Hon. Carl Bildt, the former prime minister of Sweden.

--Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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