Robert H. Herz was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from 2002-2010. Previously, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality and a member of the firm's Global and U.S. Boards, President of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, and a part-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Herz is both a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a U.K. Chartered Accountant and a gold medal winner on the uniform CPA examination. During his career, Mr. Herz headed Coopers & Lybrand's Corporate Finance Advisory Services and served as audit partner on numerous major clients including AT&T, Dun & Bradstreet, Goldman Sachs, Shearson Lehman Bros, and Volvo. He has chaired various professional committees and served on numerous task forces, public policy commissions and governmental advisory groups concerning key issues confronting financial reporting and the accounting profession both domestically and internationally. Bob is currently a member of the boards of directors of Fannie Mae and Morgan Stanley, trustee and vice chair of the Kessler Foundation, and a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada, the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and advisory boards of WebFilings, AccountAbility.org and the Manchester Business School in England. Mr. Herz is a graduate of the University of Manchester in England with a B.A. first class honors degree in economics, graduating at the top of his class. Areas of interest: financial reporting, financial analysis, corporate finance.