GASB appoints new director of research and technical activities

Alan Skelton is set to join the board as of 1 April 2021

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has announced the appointment of Alan Skelton to the role of director of research and technical activities.

Skelton will begin his duties as director with the GASB on April 1, 2021 and will replace David R. Bean, who has served as GASB’s director for 30 years.

He has served on the GASB’s advisory group, the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council since 2015, and will step down from his duties as the state accounting officer for the state of Georgia.

Joel Black, GASB’s chairman, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Alan to the GASB to serve as the director of research and technical activities.

“I have known him for many years, served with him on the GASAC, and know him to be a tremendous leader.”

He added: “Alan shares my passion for the GASB’s mission and brings to this role deep technical expertise and practical experience in governmental accounting and financial reporting. I’m delighted we’ll be working closely together.”

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