FAF Appoints Russell Golden to FASB

The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has appointed Russell Golden to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), effective 1 October 2010. Golden will fill the board member vacancy on the FASB resulting from the retirement of Robert Herz.

Prior to his appointment, Golden served as technical director of the FASB. His initial term on the FASB will extend to 30 June 2012, the expiration date of the term left vacant by Herz’s retirement. As technical director of the FASB, Golden held primary responsibility for overseeing FASB staff work on all standards-setting projects, including major global and domestic projects and technical application and implementation of financial accounting and reporting standards. He also served as chair of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF).

Golden assumed his role as technical director of the FASB in June of 2008, and before that served in various roles at the FASB as a member of the senior staff. Previous to his tenure at the FASB, Golden was a partner at Deloitte & Touche in the National Office Accounting Services department. Golden earned his Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in the states of Washington and Connecticut.


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