Join Saint Louis University’s Department of Accounting at the John Cook School of Business for the annual installment of the Vasquez-Wuller Lecture Series in Accounting on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the John and Lucy Cook Hall.
The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. with registration in the Shanahan Atrium followed by a presentation in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium by this year’s guest speaker, Mr. Barry C. Melancon, President and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants at 4:00 p.m. At the end of the presentation there will be a question and answer period and networking reception at 5:00 p.m.
About the Speaker
Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA
President and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Barry C. Melancon is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional association of CPAs, with more than 377,000 members worldwide. He directs the Institute’s operations in New York; Durham, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. As head of the largest body of CPAs in the world, Melancon is called upon to represent the Institute with state, national and international organizations and is sought after by key opinion leaders for his expertise.
In addition to serving as President and CEO of the AICPA, Melancon is a member of the AICPA’s delegation to the International Federation of Accountants, whose broad objective is the development and enhancement of a coordinated worldwide accountancy profession with harmonized standards. He is a member of the board and Chairman of XBRL-US and a founding board member of the Center for Audit Quality, and of the Global Accounting Alliance. He serves on the board of the U. S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, and during 2007-2008, served on the U. S. Department of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.
Prior to joining the AICPA, Melancon served for eight years as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. He began his accounting career in 1979 at a small CPA firm in Louisiana. In 1984, he was elected a firm partner. Melancon graduated in 1978 from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, majoring in accounting with a minor in government. He also earned an MBA in 1983 from Nicholls State University and subsequently served as an adjunct professor of accounting at his alma mater for four years.