AICPA Sr. VP Appointed Steering Committee Chair at XBRL International 

Published October 20, 2010

During its October meeting in Beijing, XBRL International, Inc. (XII) announced that Arleen Thomas, CPA, the AICPA’s Senior Vice President - Member Competency and Development, was elected chair of the XII International Steering Committee (ISC) for 2011. "I am passionate about the role of the International Steering Committee as a critical component of the governance of XII and as a voice for the membership,” she stated. “Proactively engaging our members, listening to their needs and concerns is of primary importance to me. I am convinced that XBRL will continue to transform processes within the business reporting supply chain. Further, I see tremendous potential for XBRL in improving reporting beyond the traditional financial statements."

Five At-Large members of the ISC were also elected: Li Dan, China Ministry of Finance; John Turner, CoreFiling; Caetano Nobre, MZ Consult S.A.; Shiping Liu, Global Business Intelligence Consulting Corporation; and Avinash Chander, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. David G. van den Ende, Director with Deloitte Netherlands, was elected as Second Vice-Chair representing At-Large members.

“As a global standards organization, XBRL International is pleased to work with a diverse, talented community of volunteers who are committed to the future of the XBRL standard,” said Anthony Fragnito, CPA, CEO of XBRL International. “I want to congratulate our new ISC members and leadership. I look forward to collaborating with them to accelerate adoption of XBRL and engage a broad community of participants in its development.”

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