Officers

 
Charles H. Noski, Chairman
Retired Vice Chairman
Bank of America

Charles H. Noski was appointed chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees effective as of January 1, 2016.

Charles H. Noski retired as vice chairman of Bank of America Corporation in 2012, after serving as the corporation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Bank of America in 2010, following the onset of the financial crisis.

Presently, he serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committees of Avon Products, Inc., The Priceline Group Inc., and Microsoft Corporation, and is a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Previously, Mr. Noski served on the boards of directors of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, and Morgan Stanley.

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Gary H. Bruebaker, Vice Chair
Chief Investment Officer
Washington State Investment Board

Gary H. Bruebaker joined the FAF Board of Trustees in July 2014, and appointed as vice chair effective as of January 1, 2017.

Mr. Bruebaker is the chief investment officer for the Washington State Investment Board in Olympia, Washington, where he is responsible for the investment and management of the state’s assets. Prior to joining the Washington State Investment Board, Mr. Bruebaker served as the deputy state treasurer for the Oregon State Treasury—where he formulated and implemented policy, practices, and performance measures for the financial infrastructure of the State of Oregon.

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Christine M. Cumming, Secretary and Treasurer
Retired First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Christine M. Cumming, Ph.D. joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in January 2016 and serves as secretary and treasurer. Her term concludes on December 31, 2020.

Dr. Cumming is a retired first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She served in various leadership roles with the bank from 1979 to 2015. 

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Teresa S. Polley, President and Chief Executive Officer

Teresa S. Polley was appointed president of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in May 2008, and was subsequently promoted to the role of President and chief executive officer in 2010. She brings over 20 years of experience with FAF and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to the position.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Polley served as executive director of Advisory Groups for the FASB. In this role, she was primary liaison between the Board and its constituent organizations that provide input into its decision-making processes.

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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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John W. Auchincloss, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Mr. Auchincloss was appointed vice president, general counsel, and assistant secretary by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in May 2016. In this role, Mr. Auchincloss has overall responsibility for the FAF’s legal and compliance functions and will provide 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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