FYI


FYI
The PCAOB named C. Gregory Scates as deputy chief auditor. Scates, previously the organization’s associate chief auditor, joined the PCAOB in June 2003. Scates’ new role will include providing technical direction in the development of the board’s standards and ensuring clear communication of PCAOB standards to public company auditors and others.

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