Christine Ann Botosan, an accounting professor at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and a former president of the American Accounting Association, has been appointed as the newest member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Her term will begin on July 1, 2016 and conclude on June 30, 2021, when she will be eligible for appointment to an additional term of five years. She will replace Thomas J. Linsmeier, who joined FASB in July 2006 and whose second and final term concludes on June 30, 2016.

The board of trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, FASB’s parent organization, announced Botosan’s appointment Tuesday.

“Christine’s deep understanding of the relationship between high-quality accounting standards and the capital markets will make her a valuable addition to the FASB,” said FAF chairman Charles H. Noski in a statement. “The combination of her extensive background in academia and her expertise in financial statement analysis and valuation will bring a unique perspective to the FASB—especially as it continues to serve users of financial reports by improving financial accounting and reporting standards.”

In addition to her tenure as a professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, she currently serves as a leadership fellow in the office of the vice president, and as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Presidential Chair in Ethical Financial Reporting. She was previously the associate dean of graduate affairs, and an associate professor of accounting.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Christine to her new role as a FASB member,” said FASB chairman Russell G. Golden. “Christine has a broad knowledge of accounting issues, and her wide experience provides her with an understanding of financial accounting from various perspectives. We look forward to working with Christine, and know she will be a great asset to the organization.”

Prior to joining the University of Utah in 1999, Botosan was an assistant professor of accounting at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the immediate past president of the American Accounting Association (having been president from 2014–2015). A certified valuation analyst, Botosan received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.

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