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American Accounting Association

The Accounting Hall of Fame
Elects Two Distinguished Accountants

Columbus, OH - Two distinguished accountants were inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on Monday, August 4, 2008 at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The 2008 inductees are Professor Anthony Hopwood of Oxford University in Britain and Walter P. Schuetze, former Chief Accountant of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Honorees are selected by the Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors. Eighty-three influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business have been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1950 at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.

Hall of Fame Ceremony
Accounting Hall of Fame Members Attending 2008 Induction Ceremony—Front Row (left to right): James Leisenring, Walter Schuetze, Anthony Hopwood, William Beaver; Back Row (left to right): Arthur Wyatt, Stephen Zeff, Dennis Beresford, and James Don Edwards

ANTHONY G. HOPWOOD: Anthony Hopwood is American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management at Oxford University in Britain, were he served as Dean of the Said Business School from 1999 to 2006. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society, the influential scholarly journal that pioneered the application of social science research methods to accounting institutions and problems. Before joining Oxford in 1995, he held professorships at the London Business School and the London School of Economics. A prolific author, he earned MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago and holds honorary doctorates from universities in Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. He has served as consultant to governments and international organizations. In 2006, HRH the Prince of Wales appointed him Chairman of the Prince's Foundation for the Build Environment.

WALTER P. SCHUETZE: Walter P. Schuetze served as Chief Accountant to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1992 to 1995 and as Chief Accountant of the Commission's Division of Enforcement from 1997 to 2000. He began his accounting career in 1957 with Eaton & Huddle in San Antonio, which merged with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (Now KPMG LLP) in 1958. He was a partner in KPMG from 1965 to 1973 when he was appointed to the FASB as one of its original seven members. He returned to his firm from 1976 to 1992. During the 1980s, he was a member and chair of the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee and served on many other committees. He has published and spoken widely on financial reporting topics, including mark-to-market accounting, and has been a consultant to the SEC and to businesses. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.


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