Former U.S. Comptroller General Charles A. Bowsher Joins ERC Board
Arlington, VA – Former U.S. Comptroller General Charles A. Bowsher has been elected to the board of directors of the Ethics Resource Center, an independent, nonprofit research center focused on ethics in the workplace, the Center announced today.
Bowsher was appointed Comptroller General by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served in that position until 1996. He followed that work with four years as Chairman of the Public Oversight Board (POB), an independent, private sector body that monitored and reported on the self-regulatory programs of the SEC Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Bowsher currently serves on the advisory board of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the accounting profession and assumed the POB’s duties. Bowsher also is a public board member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the leading non-governmental regulator for securities firms doing business with the U.S. public. He also has served on a number of corporate boards.
“I am excited about working with Chuck again as a member of the ERC Board,” ERC Chair Michael Oxley said. “He is an experienced public servant, who also has spent considerable time in the private sector. His knowledge of the ethical issues that confront both governmental bodies and private businesses provides ERC with a valuable resource.”
“Charles Bowsher brings a unique perspective that will expand ERC’s understanding of organizational ethics,” added ERC President Patricia J. Harned. “We are extremely pleased that he has agreed to join our board.”
A native of Elkhart, IN, Bowsher is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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