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Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Four Professional Accounting Fellows


Washington, D.C., April 29, 2009 — The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) has selected four professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning in 2009.

  • Wesley R. Bricker, currently a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's National Professional Services Group based in Florham Park, N.J.

  • John F. Offenbacher, currently a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP's National Professional Practice Group based in New York, N.Y.

  • Sagar S. Teotia, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's National Office — Accounting Consultation based in Wilton, Conn.

  • Lisa D. Watson, currently a partner in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y.

The four will join the current professional accounting fellows — Douglas K. Besch, Brian W. Fields, Douglas T. Parker, Allison M. Patti, Evan B. Sussholz, and Arie S. Wilgenburg. Outgoing professional accounting fellows are Adam Brown, Muneera Carr, Jeffrey E. Ellis, Robert G. Fox III, and Liza McAndrew Moberg.

While at the SEC, 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 am looking forward to working with this highly skilled group of professionals as we address the many challenging issues in the current economic environment. I am confident that their skill and expertise will benefit OCA, the Commission, and investors. I would also like to thank the outgoing professional accounting fellows for their hard work and dedication and I wish them the very best and continued success in their careers," said Jim Kroeker, Acting SEC Chief Accountant.

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Modified: 04/29/2009