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2010 ANNUAL MEETING 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Understanding Our Past, Creating Our Future
The 2010 Midwest Region Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration will be October 21–23 at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago — Oak Brook. The Doubletree is directly across the street from the Oak Brook Mall — a beautiful location with over 160 stores and restaurants. Included in the $103 room rate is complementary Internet access.
Under the "Program" link you will find preliminary information about the various sessions planned for the meeting. Jim Leisenring, currently a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, will be giving a plenary presentation on the FASB's International Convergence of Accounting Standards project and leading a concurrent session discussion. Larry Rittenberg, past chair of COSO, will be giving the Friday luncheon keynote address and leading a concurrent session focusing on research and teaching issues that COSO would like to see the academic community address. Kevin M. Metke, a Director in Deloitte Tax LLP's Private Client Advisors, will be giving a plenary presentation on emerging tax issues and leading a concurrent session discussion with two other Deloitte tax professionals.
We hope you will join us for (and participate in) this milestone event for the Midwest Region.
See you in Chicago!
Carol J. Normand
2010 Annual Meeting
James J. Leisenring
Friday plenary presentation and concurrent session discussion on the FASB's International Convergence of Accounting Standards project
Mr. Leisenring was appointed a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, to be its liaison member to the FASB, in January 2001. At the time of his appointment Jim Leisenring was Director of International Activities at the FASB. He joined the staff of the FASB in 1982 as director of research and technical activities and became Chairman of the Emerging Issues Task Force when it was formed in 1984. Mr. Leisenring was appointed as a member of the FASB in October 1987 and was appointed its vice chairman in January 1988. He served as chairman of the FASB Derivatives Implementation Group and the FASB Financial Instruments Task Force. He was also a member of the International Joint Working Group on Financial Instruments. Mr. Leisenring also served as chairman of the G4+1 group of standard setters and as a member of the IAS 39 implementation group. Prior to joining the FASB, he was a partner and director of accounting and auditing for Bristol, Leisenring, Herkner & Co. of Battle Creek, Michigan, a firm that is now a part of Plante & Moran. He served as chairman of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs and has been a member of several other Institute committees. From 1964 to 1969 he was a member of the faculty of Western Michigan University and is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame.
Larry E. Rittenberg
Friday luncheon keynote address and concurrent session discussion focusing on research and teaching issues that COSO would like to see the academic community address.
Professor Rittenberg became Chair Emeritus after serving as COSO Chairman from 2005 to 2009. Previous to that, he served as the American Accounting Association's representative to COSO. Professor Rittenberg is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses on auditing, enterprise risk management, and corporate governance. He has served on the Executive Committees of both the American Accounting Association and The Institute of Internal Auditors. He has written over 50 articles, books, and research monographs in areas of auditing, governance, risk, and control. He has been a frequent and willing speaker on behalf of COSO discussing internal control and enterprise risk management. Professor Rittenberg was president of the American Accounting Association Midwest Region 1995-96.
Kevin M. Metke
Kevin M. Metke is a Director in Deloitte Tax LLP's Private Client Advisors practice in Chicago. His practice concentrates on serving wealthy families, family offices and high-net worth individuals on all aspects of their wealth, tax, gift and estate planning matters. Kevin has lectured on estate, gift and income tax matters nationally and has written comment letters to the Internal Revenue Service for the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA). He is a member of the National Estate and Gift Tax Review Team at Deloitte and he prepared the firm's first retroactive generation skipping-tax exemption allocation. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, both licensed in Illinois, and holds National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 63 and 65 Licenses.
Friday plenary presentation and concurrent session discussion on the current tax issues.