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State Board Report

January 2014

Why should NASBA hold an Annual Meeting in an attractive location? The Montana Board was criticized in the press for attending the 2013 Annual Meeting in Hawaii. In response, NASBA President Ken L. Bishop and Vice President – State Board Relations Daniel J. Dustin wrote to Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy.

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The letter states in part:

“These discussions provided meeting attendees with updates on current activities from federal accounting regulators, professional accounting standard setting bodies and the national membership association. Boards of Accountancy are responsible for protecting the public and enhancing the integrity of the profession. Interactions with federal and state regulatory bodies in a forum designed to learn about contemporary regulatory issues and share common experiences related to the regulation of the accounting profession are not only critical to Boards achieving their public protection mandate, but to also build strong relationships with others throughout the country to collaborate in order to achieve that goal.”

The letter was sent at the request of Mountain Regional Director Richard N. Reisig, who is a member of the Montana Board. Vice President Dustin encourages all Boards to contact him ( for support in working with their public.

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