Robert J. Freeman,
a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
since 1990 and the distinguished professor of accounting at
Texas Tech University, has been appointed vice chairman of the
Mr. Freeman has
held faculty positions at the University of Alabama and
Louisiana Tech University. Prior to joining the Texas Tech
faculty, he was national director of state and local
government activities at Arthur Young & Company.
Mr. Freeman was
also a charter member of the National Council on Governmental
Accounting (NCGA), the predecessor to the GASB, and was a
member of the Government Accounting and Auditing Committee of
the American Institute of CPAs. He earned an undergraduate
degree from Louisiana Tech University, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D.
from the University of Arkansas. In addition, Mr. Freeman is a
certified public accountant.
of experience has been a clear asset to the Board," said
Manuel H. Johnson, Chairman and President of the Financial
Accounting Foundation. "We are pleased to recognize Bob
in this capacity and we look forward to his continued
The GASB was
organized in 1984 by the Financial Accounting Foundation to
establish standards of financial accounting and reporting for
state and local governmental entities. The Foundation is
responsible for funding, overseeing, and selecting the members
of the GASB and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Mr.
Freeman's appointment as vice chairman to the GASB was
effective April 24, 1998.
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