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Jim Kaiser, board member for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) from Washington, DC, will be joining us for a lunch discussion. Jim was appointed to his current role at the PCAOB by the Securities and Exchange Commission in late 2017 and, before that, was an audit partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
This program is an alliance event with Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and is a great opportunity for our NACD PSW members to network with a wider group of LA-based corporate directors.
James G. Kaiser was appointed a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017, and sworn in on March 1, 2018.
Board Member Kaiser, a certified public accountant, joined the PCAOB after retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers after 38 years, including 28 years as an audit partner. From 2015 until retiring in in early 2018, he was a member of the PwC Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team that developed the firm’s global strategy for the audit and assurance business, including its global digital audit strategy, and led the transformation of PwC’s audit software platform.
Since 2014, he also served as the Global Assurance Methodology & Transformation Leader, where he led the firm's efforts to drive innovation in auditing and was responsible for its adherence to international auditing standards. From 2011-2015, he served on PwC’s Board of Partners and Principals and the Clients, Governance, Risk, and Accounting Regulation committees.
Earlier, Board Member Kaiser was the lead audit partner for a number of large and complex global companies as well as emerging growth companies. He received a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from St. Joseph's University.
In addition to her current corporate board service including for Fortune-500 Wynn Resorts and ABM Industries, and for REIT American Homes, Wendy was previously a director for TiVo, and for Jack in the Box. She is a Qualified Financial Expert audit committee member
Wendy’s background includes 20 years as a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company, then c-suite positions at Ticketmaster and Tennenbaum Capital. Her early career was in investment banking. In both her professional and board roles she has provided leadership in strategic planning, board governance, M&A, global expansion, investor relations, digital initiatives, and innovative growth.
Wendy is an honors graduate of Smith College, with an MBA from Harvard. She has been designated a Board Leadership Fellow by NACD. In 2018, Wendy was recognized as a Director to Watch by Directors & Boards, a Directorship 100 honoree by NACD, and Most Influential Corporate Board Director by Women Inc.