2008 Keynote Speaker Biographies

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University presents the
in conjunction with
The International Accounting Standards Board


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Julie A. Erhardt

  [Julie A. Erhardt]
Julie A. Erhardt is a Deputy Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As such her responsibilities include resolution of accounting and auditing issues, rulemaking projects, and oversight of private sector standard-setting efforts and regulation of auditors. The focus of Julie's work is on international matters.

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.

Tom Jones
  [Tom Jones]
Tom Jones has been vice chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board since it's creation in April 2001. He is a British chartered accountant and has worked as a preparer for almost forty years He was the Chief Accounting Officer and subsequently Principle Financial Officer of Citibank and Citicorp in New York for the past 20 years. Prior to this he held various senior financial positions in many European countries and New York with ITT.

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
  [Thomas J. Linsmeier]
Thomas J. Linsmeier, Ph.D., was appointed as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in July 2006. Prior to joining the FASB, he was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University. He also has served as Academic Fellow and Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he was responsible for developing U.S. financial reporting disclosure rules relating the market risk inherent in derivatives and other financial instruments.

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.