2008 Keynote Speaker Biographies
LUBIN FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING ISSUES
in conjunction with
The International Accounting Standards Board
GLOBAL INTEGRATION OF ACCOUNTING STANDARDS:
HOW DO WE GET IT DONE?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Julie A. Erhardt
Prior to joining the SEC Julie was a Sloan Fellow at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and previous to that a partner at Arthur Andersen. At Andersen Julie worked first in its Detroit audit practice and then held financial reporting policy and practice consultative roles at Andersen's Chicago headquarters. Julie also served as a Practice Fellow at the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board and, on an interim assignment, at the International Accounting Standards Board.
Julie received her Masters degree from Stanford University and her Bachelors degree from Michigan State University.
In addition to his preparer activity he has been involved in standard setting for many years. He was chairman of the committee on corporate reporting of the FEI and also chaired the Chief Financial Officers Committee of the American Bankers association. He was a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force for many years and was a member and Vice Chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation which overseas the activities of the FASB. He also served on the Board of the International Accounting Standards Committee and was the last Chairman of this organization during its transition to the new full time IASB.
Thomas J. Linsmeier
Dr. Linsmeier has published research that explores the role of accounting information in securities markets, including the usefulness to investors of fair value and market risk management disclosures, the valuation-relevance of bank earnings component information, and the economic effects of changes in accounting regulation. He also has served as president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the American Accounting Association.
Dr. Linsmeier received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his BBA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.