Greetings From the ALD Task Force

From all indications, the recent NASBA regional meetings held in Oklahoma City and Indianapolis were a great success for the attendees and also for the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD). Several regional presentations and breakout
sessions discussed Mobility and ALD. During the meetings and shortly afterward, several states stepped forward to join the ALD.

Sharron Cirillo of Delaware, Dave Sanford of Guam, Jim Abbott of North Dakota, Mike Skinner of Georgia and Pat Hearne of Oregon all indicated that they are ready to have a kick-off meeting with the ALD team. Dick Carroll of Kentucky and Susan Harris of Mississippi requested a Data Sharing Agreement to take to their respective
Boards. Bob Brooks of North Carolina advised that he is working with his Attorney General to clear the way for participation. We hope to soon report that these eight jurisdictions are fully participating in the ALD in upcoming newsletters.

The graphic pictured above categorizes the progress of participation in the ALD for each state/jurisdiction as of July 31, 2009. Thirty-five percent of states are participating by contributing licensee information electronically into
the database. Another thirty-one percent of states have communicated to NASBA their commitment to move ahead with participation. Knowing that very soon sixty-six percent of states will populate valuable information into the tool is encouraging to the Executive Directors who rely on the system daily and to the ALD Taskforce.

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