James J. Leisenring
James J. Leisenring was born on May 18, 1940 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, the son of Wilbur D. and Mary E. Leisenring. He is a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, with liaison responsibility to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he served from 1987 to 2000. During this period, he was the board's vice chairman and chairman of G4+1, the accounting standards group composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and the International Accounting Standards Committee. Prior to being named to the board, he was FASB director of research and technical activities, a post he had held since 1982, and also chaired the board's Emerging Issues Task Force. Before joining the FASB, Leisenring was a partner in Bristol, Leisenring, Herkner & Co. of Battle Creek Michigan, now part of Plante & Moran. He has served as chair of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board and as a faculty member at Western Michigan University. Leisenring holds degrees from Albion College and Western Michigan University.