April 15, 2003

The search appears to be

The search appears to be over. The Commission announced today that William J. McDonough is its nominee to become the new Chairperson of the five-member Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. (The Commission said it will not “formally” appoint McDonough until a thorough background check has been performed.) McDonough chas been the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 1993, but will resign that position to assume his position as chairperson of the PCAOB. The Commission’s press release announcing McDonough’s nomination is available at