New Director for a New Position


M at Young has joined the AICPA as director of Congressional and Political Affairs.

In this newly created position, he will help cover issues including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and tax policy for the Institute. Young reports to Mark Peterson, vice president–Congressional and Political Affairs, in the Washington, D.C., office.

Young previously worked as an independent political consultant and as director of economic policy for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


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