Speaker

Ms. Leslie Seidman

Leslie F. Seidman is an independent director with over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. Ms. Seidman serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committees of Moody’s Corporation (MCO: NYSE) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She was recently nominated to join the board of directors of General Electric Company (pending shareholder approval). She is also an advisor for idaciti, Inc., a cloud-based data analytics platform that uses structured data and machine learning to rapidly search, analyze and visualize financial data, disclosures, and non-financial information. Ms. Seidman is the immediate past Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), where she also served as a member of the Board from 2003-2013.

 

After leaving the FASB, Ms. Seidman was the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University. Previously, Ms. Seidman was an auditor with Arthur Young & Co. (now EY), a Vice President of Accounting Policy with J.P. Morgan & Co., and a financial reporting consultant.

 

Ms. Seidman earned an M.S. in accounting from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. in English from Colgate University. She is a CPA and recently became certified in cyber oversight by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.