State Board Report

April 2010

Mark Phillips Harris, CPA, was selected by NASBA’s Nominating Committee on March 8, as their candidate for NASBA Vice Chair 2010‐2011, a position from which he would automatically accede to Chair in 2011‐2012. For 13 years Mr. Harris has been a member of the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana and currently is in his fourth year as a NASBA Director‐at‐Large, having previously served three years as the Southwest Regional Director. Mr. Harris is chair of NASBA’s Education Committee and former chair of the Compliance Assurance Committee and the Communications Committee. He has also served on the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Appraisal Board, NASBA’s International Regulators Committee, AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee, and the AICPA Board of Examiner’s Peer Review Board and its Board of Examiners’ Scale Score Committee. Mr. Harris has his own accounting and consulting firm in Lafayette, LA.

Elections for NASBA officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on October 26, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. NASBA Nominating Committee Chair Thomas J. Sadler has asked that all State Boards submit to him their recommendations for NASBA Regional Directors and Directors‐at‐Large for the 2010‐2011 NASBA Board of Directors by May 14, 2010. At the Annual Business Meeting, eight Regional Directors shall be elected for one‐year terms and may serve a maximum of three terms. The Board’s nine Directors‐at‐Large have staggered three‐year terms, with a maximum of two terms per Director, and this year three Directors‐at‐Large will be elected for 2010‐2013. Recommendations to the Nominating Committee should be addressed to Thomas J. Sadler, CPA, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219‐2417, or e‐mailed to aholt@nasba.org .

Nominations for any elected position, including the office of Vice Chair, may also be made by at least five member Boards if filed with NASBA Chair Billy M. Atkinson at least 10 days prior to the Annual Meeting, as stated in Article VI, Section 9 of NASBA’s Bylaws. No nominations from the floor of the Annual Business Meeting will be recognized.

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