Senior Staff

The Board has a professional staff drawn from government, public accounting, and the user community. The staff works directly with the Board and its task forces, conducts research, participates in public hearings, analyzes oral and written comments received from the public on documents, and prepares drafts of documents for consideration by the Board.

Alan Skelton, Director of Research and Technical Activities


Alan Skelton was named director of research and technical activities of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), effective April 1, 2021.  In his role as GASB director, he leads the staff and serves as the principal advisor to the chair and Board.

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Michelle Czerkawski, Assistant Director of Research and Technical Activities


Michelle Czerkawski was appointed an assistant director of research and technical activities of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in April 2021. In her role, she provides strategic and technical support for the GASB’s standard setting activities, including projects on the GASB’s technical agenda and implementation activities. In addition, she oversees the GASB’s annual bound publications and the Governmental Accounting Research System.

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Dean Mead, Assistant Director of Research and Technical Activities


Dean Michael Mead was appointed an assistant director of research and technical activities of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in April 2021. He also serves as the coordinator for the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, a position he has held since joining the GASB in June 1998 as a project manager. At the time of his appointment, he was the GASB’s senior research manager.

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