30 Years of GASB

Chairman's Remarks

“We’re here this evening to reflect on our history; to celebrate 30 years of governmental standard-setting; and, of course, to recognize and thank those who have been instrumental in it.”

“Tonight, we move beyond our first 30 years. We move into a new period in which we will continue to build on to the accomplishments of the past.”

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Celebrating 30 Years

The GASB marked its 30th anniversary in 2014. The Board commemorated the occasion with a cocktail reception and dinner in New York City. The event brought together former chairmen, Board members, staff, FAF leadership and Trustees, leadership of the FASB, and members of the GASB's advisory council and leaders of the organizations represented on the council.

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Event Slideshow

View moments from the GASB@30 celebration.

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  • Chairman's Remarks GASB Chair addresses GASB’s past, present, and future.
  • Celebrating 30 Years Watch the GASB@30 featurette video
  • Event Slideshow View moments from the GASB@30 celebration

One-on-One with GASB Leaders

GASB leaders from the first 30 years share reflections of their tenure.


Tom Allen
GASB Chair 1994-2004


Robert Attmore
GASB Chair 2004-2013


Martin Ives
GASB Vice Chair 1984-1994

A Look Back with GASB Staff

Current and former GASB staff members share their thoughts on the past, present, and future role of the Board.


David Bean


Ken Schermann


Bob Buckham


Joe Ammon & Lisa Kimbro

FAF Trustee
Daniel Ebersole
Keynote Address


Remarks by FAF Trustee Dan Ebersole

Event Videos


Featurette video of the event


GASB Chair Dave Vaudt Addresses Event Attendees