Mr. Linsmeier was appointed to his first term as a member of the FASB on July 1, 2006. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Linsmeier spent seven years as a member of the accounting faculty at Michigan State University, where he was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the university’s Eli Broad College of Business. An award-winning professor and researcher, he began his academic accounting career in 1985 at the University of Iowa. In 1994, he became an Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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