Other Affiliations: Chair, Sage Accpac Business Partner Advisory Council ... Past chair, AICPA IT Executive Committee ... Past board member, Information
Technology Alliance ... Council, California Society
of CPAs ... Past president, California CPA Education
Foundation, 2000-2001 ... Member and past chair,
CalCPA State Technology Committee ... Associate
instructor, K2 Enterprises.
Education: University of California, 1982, BA Economics.
Personal: Born 1959, Binghamton, N. Y. ... Married to
Michelle ... Two children.
President and CEO,
It’s hard to imagine public accounting without
Costello, who is retiring at
the end of this year after
almost two decades of high-profile service.
He’ll be leaving behind a legacy of transformation in a host of areas, from the updated,
computerized and international CPA Exam
to the nearly complete battle for CPA mobility — to say nothing of an excellent example
of a carefully planned, well-publicized and
smoothly handled succession.
Career Highlights: President and chief executive
officer, NASBA, 1994-present ... President and CEO,
NASBA Center for the Public Trust, 2004-present
... Executive director, Tennessee State Board of Accountancy, 1993-1994 ... Managing principal and
owner, Costello & Associates, 1991-1994 ... President
and COO, IGI Adhesives Inc., 1986-1990 ... President,
General Adhesives Inc., 1982-1986 ... Corporate auditor, Genesco Inc., 1969-1982 ... Managing auditor,
Ernst & Ernst, 1963-1969.
Other Affiliations: AICPA ... Tennessee Society
of CPAs ... NYSSCPA ... President’s Cabinet, David
Lipscomb University ... Advisory Board, Vanderbilt
Owen Graduate School of Management.
Education: Vanderbilt University, 1992, MBA ... David Lipscomb University, 1964, BS Accounting.
Personal: Born 1942, Nashville, Tenn. ... Married to
Sally ... Five children, 15 grandchildren.
Inarguably one of the
consultants, authors and
lecturers, Crosley has be-
come synonymous with expertise in practice
management and growth strategies, as well as
women’s workplace issues.
Career Highlights: Founder and president, Crosley+Co., 2001-present ... Executive vice president
of sales and marketing, AnswerThink Consulting
Group, 1998-2000 ... Founder and president, Syn-chrony Networks, 1995-1998 ... Vice president of
marketing, VoiceCom Systems, 1994-1995 ... Direc-
tor of marketing and senior director of sales, MCI,
1989-1994 ... Independent consultant, 1987-1989 ...
Sales rep, product manager, sales manager, marketing manager, IBM, 1975-1987 ... Staff auditor, Price
Waterhouse, 1973-1975 ... Staff auditor, Arthur Andersen, 1972-1973.
Other Affiliations: Advisory Board, Journal of Accountancy ... AICPA ... Georgia Society of CPAs ...
Ohio Society of CPAs ... Author, At the Crossroads.
Education: University of Akron, 1972, BS Accounting.
Personal: Born 1951, Cleveland ... Married to Steven
... Two children.
Society of CPAs
Under Doon’s leadership,
CalCPA grew to 38,000
members (a 6 percent in-
crease in the last year), ex-
panded its financial literacy efforts to reach
more than 31,000 students, and launched a
program that connects new professionals
with mentors. A passionate former teacher,
Doon also revamped the society’s education
Career Highlights: Chief executive officer, California Society of CPAs, California CPA Education Foundation and CalCPA Institute, 2006-present; chief
operating officer, 2005-2006 ... Associate executive
director, California Teachers Association, 1979-2005
... Auditor, Ernst & Young, 1976-1979 ... Controller,
North American Reassurance Life Service Co., 1974-
Other Affiliations: Board, CPA State Executives Association ... Member, AICPA Minority Initiatives
Committee ... Advisory Board, Center for Financial
Reporting and Management, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley ... Advisory Board, Charles W.
Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State
University ... Advisory Board, Menlo College ... American Women’s Society of CPAs ... Financial Women’s
Association of San Francisco ... Member and mentor,
Ascend ... Board, ACAP Northern California ... Past
member, AICPA Council.
Education: San Francisco State University, Master’s
in Education ... University of Hawaii, BA.
Blog/Twitter: Internal blog / @ldoon
Who better to lead the au-
diting overseer than the
man who represented it in
its successful defense of its
constitutionality? The vet-
eran securities lawyer is spending his first year
exploring potential changes to the auditor’s
reporting model, setting standards for audits
of broker-dealers, and mulling mandatory
Career Highlights: Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, 2011-present ... Partner,
Baker Botts LLP; joined, 1969 ... General counsel,
Other Affiliations: American Law Institute ... American Bar Association ... State Bar of Texas ... Houston
Bar Association ... International Institute for Securities Market Development ... Past member, Legal
Advisory Board, National Association of Securities
Education: Yale Law School, 1969, LLB ... Harvard
University, MA in History ... Oxford University, 1964,
AB (Rhodes Scholar) ... Rice University, 1962, BA in
Personal: Born in Houston.
Echevarria has a strong
audit background, but his
four years as U.S. MP of
operations have given him
experience with the firm’s
other business units, and his exposure to the
firm’s infrastructure should serve him in good
stead as he leads the Big Four firm through
the complicated times ahead.
Career Highlights: CEO, Deloitte LLP, 2011-pres-
ent; U. S. managing partner of operations, 2007-2011;
various positions, including leader of the Strategic
Relationship Management Program, regional managing partner of the Southeast audit practice, audit
partner-in-charge of Florida, and audit partner-in-charge of South Florida; audit partner, 1988; joined,
Other Affiliations: Board, Deloitte Touche Tohma-tus Ltd. ... Orange Bowl Committee ... Corporate
Advisory Board, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting ... Member, Board of
Overseers, and executive in residence, University of
Miami in Coral Gables School of Business Administration.
Education: University of Miami in Coral Gables,
Personal: Married to Ana ... Three children.
Blog: “Channel One” (internal)
Tax and Accounting,
A state tax expert himself,
Farrah is in charge of BNA’s
tax and accounting content
and analysis, which is available on so many
other vendors’ research platforms that it’s be-
come the source other sources look to.
Career Highlights: To executive editor, Tax and Ac-
counting, BNA Inc., 1988-present ... Tax accountant,
Primark Corp., 1986-1988 ... Tax manager, Banner
Life Insurance, 1985-1986 ... Tax accountant, Aetna
Life & Casualty, 1981-1985 ... Staff accountant, Co-
hen Rosenfeld & Lieberman, 1979-1981.
Other Affiliations: AICPA.
Education: Georgetown University, 1989, MST ...
University of Connecticut, 1979, BS Accounting.
Personal: Born 1957, Norwich, Conn.
Center for Audit
Since 2006, this former securities lawyer and compliance executive has led the once-fledgling
Center for Audit Quality to become a major
voice on regulatory issues, as well as earning
a seat at the table in critical debates affecting
the accounting profession.
Career Highlights: Executive director, Center for Audit Quality, 2006-present ... Regulatory and conflicts
management executive, Bank of America, 2004-2006
... Deputy director, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1999-
2004 ... Senior associate, Derchert, 1996-1999 ....
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, 1991-1996.
Other Affiliations: Washington, D.C., Bar ... American Bar Association ... National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2010 Blue Ribbon Commission on
the Audit Committee ... National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2009 Blue Ribbon Commission on
Risk Governance ... Board of Trustees, Class of 2014,
SEC Historical Society.
Education: National Law Center, George Washington University, 1991, JD ... Purdue University, 1985,
Personal: Born 1960, Los Angeles.
The 2020 Group
One of the profession’s
most sought-after pre-
senters on such subjects
as partner compensation and agreements,
among others, Frederiksen has expanded his
2020 Group to become a global presence most
recently with an expanded push in Canada.
Career Highlights: Chairman, The 2020 Group,
2000-present ... Managing partner, Frederiksen-
Crawford CPAs, 2007-present ... West Coast partner,
Accounting Transition Advisors, 2011-present ...
Managing partner, Frederiksen & Co. CPAs, 1984-
2000 ... Partner, Touche Ross & Co., 1969-1976.
Other Affiliations: AICPA ... California Society of
CPAs ... Author, Successful Partnership Agreements
for CPAs; Accountant’s Direct Marketing Kit; Success-
ful Business Kit ... Past chair, American Federation
of Art ... Past president, Art Museum Association of
America ... Founder, Museum Management Insti-
tute, UC Berkeley.
Education: Golden Gate University, 1966, post-grad-uate; 1965, undergraduate.
Personal: Born 1942, Bristol, U.K. ... Married to Tara
Crawford, CPA ... One daughter.