Officers

Jeffrey J. Diermeier, Chairman
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
CFA Institute

Jeffrey J. Diermeier was appointed chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in October 2012. The FAF is responsible for the oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

In his role as FAF chairman, Mr. Diermeier focuses primarily on strategic initiatives, provides vision and leadership to the Board of Trustees in achieving the FAF’s oversight activities, consults regularly with the FASB and GASB chairs, and works closely with the FAF president.

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Carol Anthony (John) Davidson, Vice Chairman

Retired Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Tyco International

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson is retired senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer of Tyco International, where he was responsible for overseeing financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting policy across Tyco’s global operations.

Mr. Davidson joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in January 2011. In this role, he chairs the FAF Audit and Compliance Committee, co-chairs the Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Tyco in January 2004, Mr. Davidson served as vice president, audit, risk and compliance for Dell Inc.

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Ann Marie Petach, Secretary and Treasurer

Senior Managing Director
BlackRock Solutions

Ann Marie Petach is Senior Managing Director of BlackRock Solutions. Prior to joining the BlackRock Solutions group, she was the chief financial officer of BlackRock. Ms. Petach joined the FAF Board of Trustees in October 2012, and serves on its Finance and Compensation and Private Company Review Committees.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Ms. Petach was vice president, treasurer at the Ford Motor Company. She began her career in 1984 at Ford, where her responsibilities were global and included pension asset management, actuarial studies, banking, funding for Ford and Ford Credit, and risk management.

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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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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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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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