Edward E. Nusbaum
Board of Trustees

Edward E. Nusbaum was named Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton International Ltd, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Currently, Ed is chief executive officer and executive partner of Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

Mr. Nusbaum has spent more than 30 years with Grant Thornton serving clients, assuming leadership positions and helping to shape the accounting profession. Ed is chairman of the Grant Thornton International Ltd Board of Governors. He is also an appointed member of the U.S. firm’s Partnership Board and leads both the National and Senior Leadership Teams. Before becoming chief executive officer, Mr. Nusbaum served as the firm’s national managing partner of professional services, managing partner of the Philadelphia office and national director of assurance services based in New York.

Mr. Nusbaum was appointed to the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Improvement to Financial Reporting (CIFiR), which issued its recommendations to the SEC in August 2008. Ed is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). In 2006, Ed concluded his four-year tenure as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Advisory Council. For the last two of those years, he also served on FASB’s Small Business Advisory Committee. Previously a member of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force, he participated in several of the task force’s working groups.

Mr. Nusbaum joined the Board of Trustees in August 2009, and serves on the FAF’s Appointments and Evaluations and Audit and Compliance Committees.

Ed has authored numerous articles and has been quoted in a variety of news outlets, including: CNBC, Fox Business News, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, New York Times, Time Magazine, CFO, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Associated Press, Nightly Business Report and Dow Jones. For the past seven years, Accounting Today has named him one of the “Top 100 People in Accounting.”

Ed received his bachelor of science degree in business administration, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University and his master of science degree in management from Purdue.