AAA President Elect, University of Washington-Seattle
David Burgstahler is the President-Elect of the American Accounting Association(2015-16), and is the Julius A. Roller Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington. David has taught at the University of Washington since 1981, where he previously served as Acting Dean in the School of Business and Associate Dean for Masters Programs and Executive Education. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. David has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Issues in Accounting Education, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is currently an Editor of The Accounting Review, serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and served as Associate Editor (1997-2000) and Editorial Board Member (2000-04) of Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review (1983-86) and (1992-2003), Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (multiple years) and on the Editorial Board of several other peer-reviewed journals.
David has over thirty years experience teaching, has served on over fifty Ph.D. Supervisory Committees, thirty Doctoral Dissertation Reading Committees, and has presented his research at over sixty-five conferences. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and is the recipient of the University of Washington’s Schoeller Senior Fellow (2014-15), AAA’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (2002), Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year (multiple years) and has been awarded numerous faculty fellowships and research grants.
Elizabeth L. Clark
Director, Federal Affairs, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
Elizabeth LaPolt Clark is Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of College
and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Liz has been working to advance the goals and
priorities of colleges and universities on Capitol Hill since 1999.
She joined NACUBO after spending more than three and a half years leading the State
University of New York (SUNY) System Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC. Liz
also served as Director of Federal Relations for Oregon State University and, prior to that, she
was Assistant Director of Federal Relations at Cornell University, where she was charged with
overseeing Cornell University’s first Washington, DC-based federal relations office.
A native of Liberty, NY, Liz is a graduate of Binghamton University, SUNY and received a
Master’s of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.
Douglas A. Glenn
Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director, Office of Financial
Management Staff, Department of the Interior
Douglas is currently serving at the Department of Interior as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) and Director of the Office of Financial Management. Prior to that, Mr. Glenn served as the
Finance Director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Deputy Chief
Financial Officer for Financial Policy and Operations at the General Services Administration
(GSA) from June 2004 to June 2010. Mr. Glenn’s proudest accomplishments include:
Implementing the A-123 program at GSA;
Achieving the fourth best audit/internal control report of all CFO Act agencies; Reducing
GSA’s Significant Deficiency/Reportable Condition from six to two;
Filing the Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) six days early and before any other
agency. No other agency in the history of the CFO Act has submitted their PAR sooner.
A green rating (2006-2008) for the President’s Management Agenda for financial
performance (it was red when he started);
Green ratings in all nine Department of the Treasury Monthly Treasury Statement
performance measures (only three other agencies could make this claim at the time).
A native of San Diego, CA, Mr. Glenn holds a BS in Finance, from the University of Colorado
Boulder. He is a Certified Public Accountant despite the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants losing his exam on one occasion; and a former Certified Management Accountant.
He has co-authored procedures listed in Appendix I of the Office of Management Bulletin
No. 01-02, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements and portions of the A-123
Implementation Guide. In addition, he co-chaired A-136 Committees in 2008-2010 and served as
the President of the Washington, DC Association of Government Accountants chapter.
Partner, KPMG LLP, Department of Professional Practice
Jeff is a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York City with more than
22 years of experience serving state and local governments. In this role, he devotes significant
time to emerging issues related to government accounting and single audits, including working
with the GASB and the AICPA in the development and implementation of new standards and
providing technical assistance and training to KPMG personnel throughout the United States.
Jeff also currently serves on the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel (Expert
Jeff previously spent 18 years in KPMG’s Chicago office and was the practice leader for KPMG’s
Midwest public sector audit group. In this role, Jeff was responsible for government and notfor-
profit audit services and also served as the engagement partner for many of their larger and
more complex single audits.
Research Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Dean Mead is the research manager at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB),
where he oversees GASB project managers in the planning, design, and administration of the
GASB’s research, manages external research, and acts as liaison to the academic community.
He is the author of the GASB’s User Guide Series,
which serves as a non-technical, plainlanguage
introduction to government financial statements for non-accountants. Mr. Mead also
coordinates the GASB’s constituent outreach and communication efforts and is staff liaison to
the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Additionally, Mr. Mead is a lecturer
at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he teaches
governmental accounting, auditing, and financial analysis.
He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Association for Budgeting and
Financial Management, the Association of Government Accountants, the Municipal Analyst’s
Group of New York, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, and the Governmental
Research Association. Mr. Mead currently serves on the editorial board of Public Budgeting &
and recently completed his term on the editorial board of The Journal of Government
Michael S. Piwowar
Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Michael S. Piwowar was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on August 15, 2013.
Most recently, Dr. Piwowar was the Republican chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee
on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs under Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Richard Shelby
(R-AL). He was the lead Republican economist on the four SEC-related titles of the Dodd-Frank
Act and the JOBS Act. Dr. Piwowar also worked on a number of important SEC-related oversight
issues under the jurisdiction of the Committee, such as securities, over-the-counter derivatives,
investor protection, market structure, and capital formation.
During the financial crisis and its immediate aftermath, Dr. Piwowar served in a one-year fixedterm
position at the White House as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic
Advisers (CEA) in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. While at the
CEA, Dr. Piwowar also served as a staff economist for the Financial Regulatory Reform Working
Group of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Before joining the White House, Dr. Piwowar worked as a Principal at the Securities Litigation
and Consulting Group (SLCG). At SLCG, he provided economic consulting to law firms involved
in complex securities litigation and technical assistance on market structure, regulatory policy,
and risk management issues to domestic and international securities regulators and market
Dr. Piwowar’s first tenure at the SEC was in the Office of Economic Analysis (now called the
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) as a visiting academic scholar on leave from Iowa State
University and as a senior financial economist. In those roles, he provided economic analyses
and other technical support to the Commission and other SEC divisions and offices on a wide
range of rulemaking, compliance, and enforcement matters.
Dr. Piwowar was an assistant professor of finance at Iowa State University, where he focused his
research on market microstructure and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate
finance and investments. He published a number of articles in leading academic publications
and received several teaching and research awards.
Dr. Piwowar received a B.A. in Foreign Service and International Politics from The Pennsylvania
State University, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from The
Pennsylvania State University.
Vaughan Radcliffe is Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business
School. He is a Past President and former Research Committee Chair of the Canadian
Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), the publisher of the Financial Times ranked journal
Contemporary Accounting Research.
He is Editor of the Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit
a journal of the American Accounting Association. He is a winner of Ivey’s school
wide MBAA teaching award for excellence in MBA teaching.
His work has appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting
Research; The Journal of Business Ethics; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
others. Professor Radcliffe has served as an Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research
is a member of six editorial boards including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.
D. Scott Showalter
Chairman, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Scott Showalter is a professor of Practice in the Accounting Department at the Poole College
of Management at North Carolina State University. He has taught advanced auditing, research
and sustainability courses at the graduate level and auditing and financial accounting at the
undergraduate level. Scott was recognized for his teaching excellence by being award the
Department of Accounting Graduate Teaching Award in 2012. In 2014, he received the
University Outstanding Teacher Award (Academy of Outstanding Teachers) and in 2015
he was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.
Prior to joining the Poole College of Management, Scott was an audit partner with KPMG LLP
where he completed his 33-year career in July 2008.
Scott is active in the American Accounting Association (AAA). He is one of the founding coeditors
of the Auditing Section’s online journal, Current Issues in Auditing.
For the Auditing
Section, he served as Vice President-Academic, President, Past President, two terms as the
Vice President-Practice and co-director of the Auditing Section 2014 Annual Meeting program
committee. He is currently serving as the Auditing Section historian and on the AAA Research
committee. Scott served AAA as the Vice President- Professional Relations and leader of
the strategic planning effort. He received the AAA Outstanding Service Award in 2009 and the
Auditing Section Distinguished Service in Auditing Award in January 2014.
Scott is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina, Chartered Global Management
Accountant, and Certified Government Financial Manager. He currently serves as the chairman
of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and member of two AICPA sustainability
task forces. He recently completed a five-year term as a member of the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group and as a commissioner in the Pathways
Commission (Phases I and II).
Scott received his B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, summa cum laude,
Jan I. Sylvis
Vice Chair, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Jan I. Sylvis was appointed to serve as vice chair of the GASB effective January 1, 2015. She
began her first term on the Board on July 1, 2007 and was reappointed for a second term on the
GASB, which began July 1, 2012.
Ms. Sylvis brings extensive state government accounting and auditing experience to her
Board work. She is the retired chief of accounts for the state of Tennessee, a role to which
she was appointed in 1995 and retired from at the end of 2014. Ms. Sylvis also served the
function of controller and managed the state’s centralized accounting system. Prior to her 1995
appointment, she served in various Tennessee state government audit roles for 16 years.
Ms. Sylvis is a past president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and
Treasurers (NASACT) and a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers
(NASC). Ms. Sylvis earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis. She is a
certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.
Ms. Sylvis’ current term on the GASB concludes in 2017.