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J. Michael Cook

Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Director: Comcast Corporation
Palm Beach, FL, USA


Mike Cook is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is a member of the board of directors of Comcast Corporation, where he chairs the audit committee, and International Flavors & Fragrances, where he chairs the compensation committee. He is chairman of the Comeback America Initiative, an entity dedicated to fiscal responsibility.

In 2002, Director’s Alert named Mr. Cook one of the Outstanding Directors in America, and he was the first president of the Institute of Outstanding Directors. He is chairman of the GAO Accountability Advisory Panel, is a member of the Advisory Council of the PCAOB and the PCAOB's Standards Advisory Group. He was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and its Commission on Audit Committee Best Practices.

Among the numerous awards Mr. Cook has received for his commitment to the advancement of high-talent women in business are the CEO Recognition Award from Women in Technology International andWorking Mother magazine’s Family Champion of the Year Award. He was the only male member of the President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.

A leader in his profession, Mr. Cook was chairman of the AICPA in its centennial year and a member of its Auditing Standards Board. He is a past chairman and president of the board of trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees the Financial Accounting and Governmental Accounting Standards Boards. Mr. Cook also chaired the World Congress of Accountants, was a member of the advisory council of the International Accounting Standards Committee, and of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Improvements in Financial Reporting.

Mr. Cook led the profession’s efforts for securities law reform and has often testified before Congress. He was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Public Oversight Board’sMcCloy Award in 2001. He is an honors graduate of the University of Florida and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University in 1986.

J. Michael Cook is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena? - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena? - PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena?, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena? - PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena?, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2015: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Tuesday, July 07, 2015, New York, NY
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