Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Six Professional Accounting Fellows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., March 19, 2004 - The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant has selected six professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning in June 2004:
- Shan L. Benedict, currently a senior manager in BDO Seidman, LLP's National SEC Department, based in Chicago, IL.
- Jennifer M. Burns, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's National Office Risk, Regulatory, Professional Matters Group based in Wilton, CT.
- Mark A. Northan, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice, based in New York, NY.
- Brian K. Roberson, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice, based in New York, NY.
- Nancy L. Salisbury, currently a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP's Baltimore, MD practice office and formerly in the firm's Mid-Atlantic Area Professional Practice Group.
- Pamela R. Schlosser, currently a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Professional, Technical, Risk and Quality Group based in Florham Park, NJ.
The six will join the current professional accounting fellows - Robert J. Comerford, Russell P. Hodge, John M. James, and Chad A. Kokenge. Outgoing professional accounting fellows are D. Douglas Alkema, Gregory A. Faucette, Randolph P. Green, and Eric J. Schuppenhauer.
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 the professional accounting and auditing standards-setting bodies, and consultation with registrants on accounting and reporting matters.
"I am excited to work with this group of highly qualified and talented individuals. This is an exciting time to work at the Commission given the unprecedented number of issues on our agenda. I also want to thank the outgoing professional accounting fellows for their hard work and dedication and wish them the very best as they begin a new chapter in their careers," said Donald T. Nicolaisen, Chief Accountant.