AICPA/FAF/NASBA “Blue-Ribbon Panel” on Standard Setting for Private Companies

Krista McMasters

CEO, Clifton Gunderson LLP

Kris McMasters is CEO of Clifton Gunderson, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms with a staff of more than 1,800 professionals serving small and mid-size businesses and private companies from 40 offices across the country. Ms. McMasters has spent her 30-year career with Clifton Gunderson, having joined as an associate accountant in 1978, and being admitted as partner in 1985. She served as the firm’s director of audit and accounting from 1990 until 2005 and the Chief Practice Office from 2005 until her appointment as the CEO in 2009. Ms. McMasters most recently served on the AICPA Governing Council and has also served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee, and the AICPA Quality Control Inquiry Committee.