Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Retired Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
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 addition to his role as vice chairman, he is chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, vice chair of the FAF Executive Committee, and serves on the Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee.
Prior to joining Tyco in January 2004, Mr. Davidson served as vice president, audit, risk and compliance for Dell Inc.
Former Senior Managing Director
Ann Marie Petach serves on the board of the BlackRock Institutional Trust Company. Ms. Petach served as senior managing director of BlackRock Solutions through December 31, 2014. 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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey W. Rubin was named vice president and general counsel by the Financial Accounting Foundation in March 2013, and named assistant secretary in January 2015. 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.