Kathleen L. Casey, Chair
Senior Advisor
Patomak Global Partners

Kathleen L. Casey was appointed chair of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees, for a three-year term effective January 1, 2020. Ms. Casey originally joined the FAF Board of Trustees in January 2018.

Ms. Casey is a senior advisor at Patomak Global Partners in Washington, DC a financial services consultancy that specializes in strategic advisory, compliance, enforcement, and litigation support services.

Prior to joining Patomak Global Partners, she had a distinguished 18-year public service career. Ms. Casey previously served a five-year appointment as a commissioner on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she acted as the SEC’s principal representative in various internal fora, including multilateral and bilateral regulatory dialogues, the G-20 Financial Stability Board, and the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO).

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Mary E. Barth, Vice Chair
Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting
Emerita at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business

Mary E. Barth joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in April 2019 and was appointed vice chair effective January 1, 2021. Her term concludes on December 31, 2023.

Prof. Barth has served as the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Emerita at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business since 1995. Prof. Barth also served as a member of the International Monetary Fund’s External Audit Committee from 2014 to 2016 and as its Chair from 2016 to 2017. She also served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2009, and as its Academic Advisor from 2009 to 2011.

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T. Eloise Foster, Secretary and Treasurer
Chair of Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans

T. Eloise Foster joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in January 2017 and was appointed secretary and treasurer effective January 1, 2021. Her term concludes on December 21, 2021.

Ms. Foster is chair of Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans, a commissioner with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), and a member of the WSSC Retirement Plan Board of Trustees.

Ms. Foster has more than three decades of experience in the public sector, where she developed an expertise in fiscal policy and management.  She served for a decade as secretary of the Maryland Department of Budget and Management and was previously an Assistant Dean for Business Affairs and Program Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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John W. Auchincloss, Executive Director

John W. Auchincloss was appointed Executive Director of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in February 2020.  Before he was named acting president in May 2019, Mr. Auchincloss served three years as FAF vice president, general counsel, and assistant secretary. In that role, he was responsible for the FAF’s legal and compliance functions and provided strategic legal advice and guidance to the FAF, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Mr. Auchincloss has deep experience with nonprofit governance, tax, and regulatory issues. Prior to joining the FAF, he served as general counsel and secretary for Commonfund, a private, nonprofit asset management firm.

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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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Steven A. Hobbs, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Steven Hobbs was named vice president and general counsel by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in April 2020 and appointed assistant secretary in January 2021. He previously served as outside counsel since 2019, and succeeds John W. Auchincloss, who was appointed FAF executive director.  In his role, Mr. Hobbs will conduct and oversee the primary legal duties of the general counsel’s office, including handling contracts, governance matters, managing outside counsel, and providing counsel on general legal issues facing the organization.

Mr. Hobbs brings to this work extensive experience in corporate law both as in-house counsel and at a large law firm, in addition to experience as a senior business executive.  In 2004, Mr. Hobbs, joined Hearst Corporation where he held several executive roles of increasing responsibility, including chief legal and development officer of Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., a NYSE-listed company.  His responsibilities at Hearst culminated with his service as executive vice president, deputy group head and chief development officer of the Hearst Business Media division.

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