Senior Staff

Teresa S. Polley, President and Chief Executive Officer

Teresa S. Polley was appointed president of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in May 2008, and was subsequently promoted to the role of President and chief executive officer in 2010. She brings over 20 years of experience with FAF and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to the position.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Polley served as executive director of Advisory Groups for the FASB. In this role, she was primary liaison between the Board and its constituent organizations that provide input into its decision-making processes.

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Mary P. Crotty, Chief Operating Officer

Mary P. Crotty was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Accounting Foundation in November 2014. In this role, Ms. Crotty manages the Foundation’s business operations, including technology, finance, publications, and other key business activities. She brings to her role an extensive background in corporate operations and governance.

Ms. Crotty joined the FAF team from Bank of America, where she was a managing director and, for four years, leader of the Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Relations groups. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles, including global compliance risk chief operating officer and business support executive in Global Markets and Global Research.

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Ronald P. Guerrette, Vice President

Ronald P. Guerrette was appointed vice president of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in 2006. Among other responsibilities, Mr. Guerrette oversees all Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) publishing and website development, and the FAF's information technology department.

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Grace L. Hinchman, Vice President, Government Affairs & External Relations

Grace Hinchman joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in November, 2009 as vice president, government affairs & external relations. In this role, she is responsible for the overall coordination of the government affairs strategy and stakeholder outreach to support the mission of FAF, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Hinchman brings to the FAF more than 25 years of legislative and regulatory advocacy experience. She served on Congressional and Senate staffs, including those of the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and Congressman David Emery of Maine, and spent nine years leading the management of advocacy activities for Financial Executives International (FEI).

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Robert H. Kalina, Vice President, Human Resources

Bob Kalina has served the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) as vice president of human resources since January, 2009. Prior to that, he was the director of human resources, a position he held since August 2007. Bob was hired by the Foundation in February 2007 as project manager for the XBRL Taxonomy project.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Bob was vice president, human resources and business operations for, Inc. from 2000–2007. Previously, Bob was Vice President, Logistics for Staples Communications, Inc. from 1997–2000. From 1983 to 1997, he worked at TIE Communications, Inc., where he served as Corporate Vice President of Engineering and Operations from 1990–1997.

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Kimberley R. Petrone, Chief of Staff

Kim Petrone is chief of staff of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF). Appointed to this role in October 2014, Ms. Petrone assists the FAF president & chief executive officer in the planning and coordination of various administrative, oversight, and strategic activities. She also oversees the FAF’s post-implementation review (PIR) function.

Previously, Ms. Petrone was director of the FAF PIR team, and a member of the FASB staff from 1989 to 2010. Before joining the FASB staff, Ms. Petrone was a corporate accounting and financial reporting manager with Savin Corporation, and an accounting and tax reporting supervisor with AMAX Inc.

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Jeffrey W. Rubin, Vice President & General Counsel

Jeffrey W. Rubin was named vice president and general counsel by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in March 2013. In this role, Mr. Rubin provides strategic legal advice and guidance to the FAF, which oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Mr. Rubin brings extensive experience in corporate securities law and mergers and acquisitions to his current position. Prior to joining the FAF, Mr. Rubin was a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he focused on domestic and international securities transactions, corporate finance transactions, private equity, and venture capital, as well as corporate governance.

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Peter C. Spencer, Director of Finance & Accounting

Peter C. Spencer joined the Financial Accounting Foundation in 2009 as Director of Finance & Accounting. In this role, he manages all accounting, budgeting and finance activities for the FAF and its standard-setting Boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Prior to joining the FAF, Mr. Spencer was the comptroller for Lighthouse International in New York, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the finance office. From 2004 to 2006, he was chief financial officer of Kabrik Trading LLC in New York.

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Robert W. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

As Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Robert Stewart leads the team that is responsible for all external relations, government affairs, and communications activities for the Financial Accounting Foundation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

Before joining the FAF in 2011, Mr. Stewart was vice president of public affairs at the Private Equity Council, a Washington, DC-based trade group representing the nation’s largest private equity firms. Earlier, he served in senior communications posts at several Fortune 500 entertainment, telecommunications, and technology companies, including Caesars Entertainment, MCI and Pacific Telesis Group.

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