Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Six Professional Accounting Fellows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., March 6, 2008 - The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant has selected six professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning in 2008:
Douglas K. Besch, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y.;
Brian W. Fields, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y.;
Douglas T. Parker, currently a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Washington, D.C., practice office;
Allison M. Patti, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's National Office Accounting Consultation Group based in Wilton, Conn.;
Evan B. Sussholz, currently a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP's Transaction Advisory Services group based in Chicago, Ill.; and
Arie S. Wilgenburg, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's National Office Accounting Consultation Group based in San Francisco, Calif.
The six will join the current professional accounting fellows - Adam Brown, Muneera Carr, Jeffrey E. Ellis, Robert G. Fox III, Robert B. Malhotra, Liza McAndrew Moberg and Brett A. Williams. Outgoing professional accounting fellows are Mark J. Barrysmith, Ashley W. Carpenter, Sandie E. Kim and Katrina A. Kimpel.
At the Commission, the newly selected professional accounting fellows will be involved in the study and development of rule proposals under the federal securities laws, liaison with accounting, auditing and other professional standard-setting bodies, and consultation with registrants on reporting matters.
"I look forward to working with this highly experienced group of individuals as we address the many challenging issues on our agenda. I am confident that their experiences and knowledge will help us achieve our goals. I also would like to thank the outgoing professional accounting fellows and wish them the very best as they continue to advance their careers," said Conrad Hewitt, SEC Chief Accountant.
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