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Norwood J. Jackson Jr. was appointed to a five-year term on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board effective January 1. Jackson, managing vice-president at consulting firm AOC Solutions Inc., has more than 35 years experience in public and government accounting, auditing and advisory services. He previously was deputy controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management at the OMB, deputy auditor of public accounts for the commonwealth of Virginia, and a partner at KPMG LLP. Jackson also is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board.

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