Investment research firm Glass Lewis has named former Comptroller General Charles A. Bowsher as chairman of its advisory council.

The council's mission is to inform Glass Lewis and its clients about emerging trends in areas such as corporate governance, accounting, financial transparency, and legal and regulatory environments.

As comptroller general, Bowsher (pictured) headed the General Accounting Office for 15 years after President Reagan appointed him in 1981. Prior to his appointment, he worked for Arthur Andersen for 25 years, except between 1967 and 1971, when he served as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management. Bowsher also serves on an advisory board of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Other members of the Glass Lewis advisory council include David R. Beatty, former managing director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance; Kevin Cameron, former president of Glass Lewis; Jesse Fried, co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy; Bengt Hallqvist, founder of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance; Charles Macek, a non-executive director of Telstra and Wesfarmers; David Nierenberg, president of Nierenberg Investment Management; and Ned Regan, former president of Baruch College.

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