Professional Practice Executive Committee (PPEC)

The Professional Practice Executive Committee (PPEC) works to provide a forum for member firms to express their views on technical and regulatory matters involving practice before the SEC and the PCAOB. The Committee also advocates positions on behalf of member firms and works to enhance the quality of their public company audit practices.

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Our Mission

The Professional Practice Executive Committee (PPEC) consists of a representative from each CAQ member firm that audits 50 or more issuers and has 500 or more CPAs. Additional representatives from the remaining member firms are appointed by the CAQ Governing Board. Representatives from CAQ associate member firms are not eligible to serve on the committee.

Objectives

The objectives of the PPEC are to:

  • Provide a forum for member firms to express their views on technical and regulatory matters involving practice before the SEC and the PCAOB and advocate positions on behalf of member firms. 
     
  • Enhance the quality of member firms' public company audit practices through:
     
    • The development of educational information and tools, the communication of SEC/PCAOB developments, and the sharing of best practices.
       
    • Discussion with the SEC, PCAOB, and others (e.g., Congress, stock exchanges) to communicate member firms' views on SEC and PCAOB matters.

Current Roster

David Kane Chair, Ernst & Young LLP
Jim Dolinar Vice Chair, Crowe Horwath LLP
Doug Bennett BKD LLP
Peter Bible EisnerAmper LLP
Jeff Brown Moss Adams LLP 
Susan S. Coffey American Institute of CPAs 
Brian P. Collins Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Michael J. Gallagher PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Trent Gazzaway Grant Thornton LLP
Greg Giugliano Marcum LLP
David Hinshaw Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Sara Lord RSM US LLP
Dave Middendorf  KPMG LLP
Ray Quintin Cherry Bekaert LLP
Mark Spelker CohnReznick LLP
Wendy Stevens Mazars USA LLP
Dave Sullivan Deloitte & Touche LLP
Christopher Tower BDO USA LLP