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Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Eight Professional Accounting Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2010-47

Washington, D.C., March 25, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant has selected eight professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning in 2010:

  • Jouky Chang, currently a director in Duff & Phelps LLC's Valuation Advisory Services group based in Detroit, Mich.

  • John M. Donohue, currently a senior manager in Moss Adams LLP's audit practice based in Portland, Ore.

  • Rachel M. Eckstein, currently a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP's National Professional Practice Group based in New York, N.Y.

  • Michael Keehlwetter, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y.

  • Neil J. Laverty, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Global IFRS and Offerings Services Group based in New York, N.Y.

  • Josh D. Paul, currently a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's assurance practice based in San Jose, Calif.

  • Christian J. Peo, currently a senior manager in KPMG LLP's Department of Professional Practice based in New York, N.Y.

  • Jason K. Plourde, currently a senior manager in Grant Thornton LLP's audit practice based in Chicago, Ill.

The eight will join the current professional accounting fellows — Wesley R. Bricker, John F. Offenbacher, Sagar S. Teotia and Lisa D. Watson. Outgoing professional accounting fellows are Douglas K. Besch, Brian W. Fields, Douglas T. Parker, Allison M. Patti, Evan B. Sussholz, and Arie S. Wilgenburg.

"I look forward to working with this highly experienced group of professionals as we continue to address the many challenging issues on our agenda. I am confident that their collective 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 James L. Kroeker, SEC Chief Accountant.

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.

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