William Duhnke Sworn in as PCAOB Chairman
Longtime Republican staffer William Duhnke was sworn in last week as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”). Replacing Chairman James Doty, Duhnke previously served as an aide to Alabama Senator Richard Shelby and was the staff director and general counsel for the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. In his first act as chairman, Duhnke appointed Francis Dymond as the PCAOB’s chief of staff.
At the same event, former Treasury Department counselor Kathleen Hamm was sworn in as chair to the PCAOB.
Duhnke and Hamm were appointed as new PCAOB members in December by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The remaining newly elected members, Robert Brown, Duane DesParte and James Kaiser, will be sworn in at a later date.