Leslie F. Seidman is an independent corporate director with over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession. Ms. Seidman serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committees of General Electric (GE:NYSE) and Moody's Corporation (MCO: NYSE). She is also an advisor to idaciti, Inc., a cloud-based analytical platform for structured financial data. She recently completed two terms as a Public Governor for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Ms. Seidman is the immediate past chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), where she also served as a member of the board from 2003-2013. As FASB chairman, Ms. Seidman collaborated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and other domestic and international regulators to improve financial reporting in the capital markets. Previously, Ms. Seidman was an auditor with Arthur Young & Co. (now EY), a Vice President of Accounting Policy with J.P. Morgan & Co., and a financial reporting consultant.
She is a CPA and is certified in cybersecurity oversight by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned a B.A. in English from Colgate and a M.S. in accounting from New York University, Stern School of Business.