Gwen L Shaneyfelt

EVP - Chief Accounting Officer, Franklin Templeton

Gwen Shaneyfelt is responsible for accounting policy, financial reporting, corporate accounting, corporate taxation, transfer pricing, and financial operations (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll) for Franklin Resources and its subsidiaries globally.

Mrs. Shaneyfelt has devoted her career to the financial services industry and has spent more than 25 years in the investment management industry. From 2006 through 2011, she served as chairman of the ICI Tax and Advisor/Distributor Tax committees.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mrs. Shaneyfelt was Executive Director of Tax at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she was responsible for all corporate and fund tax matters for the Investment Management Division. In addition to Morgan Stanley, Mrs. Shaneyfelt's investment services career includes senior tax positions at Van Kampen Investments and KPMG Peat Marwick where she was Senior Tax Manager.

Mrs. Shaneyfelt holds a BS in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.