In her role, Ms. Howard has overall responsibility for attracting and retaining top talent to the organization—encompassing the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and the FAF.
Ms. Howard also will be responsible for implementing or enhancing programs that make the organization an employer of choice. The FAF is regularly cited as one of Connecticut’s best places to work, and Ms. Howard will work to deepen FAF’s efforts in diversity, professional development, and work-life balance, among other areas.
“We are very pleased to welcome Kim to the FAF team,” said FAF President and CEO Teresa S. Polley. “Kim’s strategic counsel will be valuable to our organization in ways that will bring tangible benefits to the talented people who work here, and will support the FASB and the GASB in the achievement of the mission of the organization.”
Ms. Howard has more than 25 years of global HR experience across the nonprofit and private sectors. She most recently served as VP of human resources at Daymon Worldwide, a privately held consulting company that helps retailers create winning private brand strategies and products. While at Daymon, Ms. Howard oversaw strategy and execution of a wide range of HR services—including benefits, compensation, recruiting, training, and performance management, among others.
Previously, Ms. Howard served as a director of HR at Hyperion Solutions (acquired by Oracle), a global HR manager at Deloitte, and an HR manager at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. She also ran her own executive HR consulting firm before joining Daymon Worldwide.
Ms. Howard received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Springfield College, and a master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University.
About the Financial Accounting Foundation
Established in 1972, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is the independent, private-sector, not-for-profit organization based in Norwalk, Connecticut responsible for the oversight, administration, financing, and appointment of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The FASB and GASB establish and improve financial accounting and reporting standards – known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP – for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States. For more information, visit www.accountingfoundation.org.