Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of professional standards, John Archambault, has been appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group.

“Arch is a perfect fit for this prestigious appointment,” said Grant Thornton CEO Ed Nusbaum in a statement. “He has been involved with the PCAOB since Grant Thornton registered in 2003. He’s followed closely the development of numerous standards, and he’s been involved with many aspects of the PCAOB inspection process.”

The Standing Advisory Group brings a multi-disciplined view to the PCAOB’s process of setting auditing standards by sharing its advice on the establishment of auditing and related professional practice statements. The SAG currently includes 30 individuals with expertise in a variety of fields, including accounting, auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance, and investing in public companies.

The board has also granted six organizations observer status with speaking rights at all SAG meetings: the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs, the Department of Labor, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Government Accountability Office, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other new appointments to the group include:

Dennis R. Beresford, Ernst & Young Executive Professor Of Accounting, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia
Neri Bukspan, chief quality officer and chief accountant, Credit Market Services, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
Douglas R. Carmichael, Claire and Eli Mason Professor Of Accountancy, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
Michael J. Gallagher, assurance partner and U.S. national office leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Patricia Ann K. (Kiko) Harvey, vice president, corporate audit, Delta Air Lines
Anthony S. Kendall, chief executive officer, Mitchell & Titus LLP
Mary Hartman Morris, investment officer, global equity, California Public Employees' Retirement System
Kevin B. Reilly, assurance partner, National Professional Practice Group, Ernst & Young LLP
John W. White, partner, corporate department, co-chair of the Corporate Governance and Board Advisory Practice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Reappointments include:

Margaret M. Foran, chief governance officer, vice president, and corporate secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Gaylen R. Hansen, audit partner and director of accounting and auditing quality assurance, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC
Gary R. Kabureck, vice president and chief accounting officer, Xerox Corporation
Wayne A. Kolins, partner and national director of assurance, BDO Seidman, LLP, and global head of audit and accounting, BDO International
Jeffrey P. Mahoney, general counsel, Council of Institutional Investors
Barbara L. Roper, director of investor protection, Consumer Federation of America
Lawrence J. Salva, senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, Comcast Corporation
Kurt N. Schacht, executive director, Centre for Financial Market Integrity, CFA Institute
Damon A. Silvers, director of policy and special counsel, AFL-CIO

Continuing Members include:

Douglas J. Anderson, corporate auditor, Dow Chemical Company
James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, School of Law, Duke University
Sharon S. Fierstein, partner, Litigation & Corporate Financial Advisory Services, Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP
Gail L. Hanson, Deputy Executive Director, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Jamie S. Miller, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, General Electric Company
Steven B. Rafferty, professional practices partner, BKD, LLP
Samuel J. Ranzilla, audit partner and national managing partner, Audit Quality and Professional Practice, KPMG LLP
James V. Schnurr, senior national professional practice director, audit and enterprise risk services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
R. Harold Schroeder, director of relative value arbitrage, Carlson Capital
Paul J. Sobel, vice president, internal audit, Mirant Corporation
Lynn E. Turner, senior advisor and managing director, LECG

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