AICPA/FAF/NASBA “Blue-Ribbon Panel” on Standard Setting for Private Companies

Barry Melancon

President and CEO, AICPA

Barry Melancon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Under Mr. Melancon, the Institute has spearheaded private company financial reporting standards, eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), the computerized CPA exam, audit quality centers, and several other notable endeavors. Prior to joining the AICPA, Mr. Melancon served for eight years as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. He began his accounting career in 1979 at a small CPA firm in Louisiana and was elected partner in 1984. Mr. Melancon holds a bachelor’s in accounting and MBA from Nicholls State University, where he served four years as an adjunct professor of accounting.