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Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Three Professional Accounting Fellows


Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2006 - The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant has selected three professional accounting fellows for two-year terms:

  • Mark J. Barrysmith, formerly a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y., began in July 2006;
  • Ashley W. Carpenter, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Carolinas Professional Practice Group based in Charlotte, N.C., will begin in October 2006; and
  • Katrina A. Kimpel, currently a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP's National Professional Practice Group based in New York, N.Y., will begin in October 2006.

Mr. Barrysmith, Mr. Carpenter and Ms. Kimpel are joining the current professional accounting fellows — Michael G. Gaynor, Sandie E. Kim, Josh K. Jones, Joseph D. McGrath, Timothy S. Kviz and Joseph B. Ucuzoglu.

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 look forward to working with Mark, Ashley and Katrina as we address the many challenging issues on our agenda. They are joining the Commission at an important time, as the challenges for accounting have never been greater. I am confident that their experiences and knowledge will help us achieve our goals," said Conrad Hewitt, SEC Chief Accountant.



Modified: 09/18/2006