James E. Brown began serving as a member of the GASB on July 1, 2012. His second and final term concludes on June 30, 2022. Previously, he was a partner at BKD LLP serving in the National Office Accounting and Auditing Quality Control Department from 2003 until 2011. Prior to that, he was the director of accounting and auditing and an audit partner in BKD’s Southern Missouri offices. He was also the professional practices partner for BKD’s government and not-for-profit organizations assurance practice from 1984 until 2011. Mr. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of its Auditing Standards Board and Board of Examiners. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University and is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.