FYI


The Senate brings the SEC to full strength by confirming the nominations of four commissioners: Paul S. Atkins and Cynthia A. Glassman of Virginia, Harvey Jerome Goldschmid of New York and Roel C. Campos of Texas ( www.senate.gov/legislative/legis_act_nominations_confirmed_civilian.html ). Atkins, Goldschmid and Campos will serve out the remainder of terms expiring June 5 of 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively, while Glassman will serve a full term expiring June 5, 2006.

The AICPA pitches in to support the SEC Historical Society ( www.sechistorical.org ), which the commission founded in 1999 to preserve a record of its activities and to sponsor related research and education programs. In addition to authorizing a $15,000 cash grant to the society on behalf of the Institute, President and CEO Barry C. Melancon will serve on the group’s advisory panel.

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