|Press Release||August 8, 2007|
Center for Audit Quality Hires New Director of Communications
~~Jay Hyde joins the CAQ~~
Washington, D.C. -- The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) today announced the appointment of Jay Hyde as its director of communications.
“Jay will be a tremendous asset to our organization. His background in advancing the public policy goals at a number of high-profile associations will complement the CAQ’s efforts to communicate with the broader public about issues related to investors, the markets and public company auditors,” said Cynthia Fornelli, executive director of the Center for Audit Quality.
Hyde comes to the Center from the National Governors Association (NGA) where he served as director of the Office of Communications. At NGA, Hyde oversaw strategic communications and media relations for the association, its Center for Best Practices and for the annual “Chair’s Initiative.” He was also responsible for the organization of news events involving governors and NGA staff.
Prior to joining NGA, Hyde directed communications efforts for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the American Automobile Manufacturers Association. Before that, he was a media relations specialist and media trainer in the Washington, D.C., office of Burson-Marsteller. A former broadcast journalist and congressional press secretary, Hyde is a graduate of Stonehill College.
At the CAQ, Hyde joins Bob Burns, director of research, Lillian Ceynowa, director of professional practices & member relations, Jane Cobb, director of operations, and Lori Schock, director of outreach.
The Center for Audit Quality is an autonomous, nonpartisan, nonprofit group affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and based in Washington, D.C. The Center’s mission is to foster confidence in the audit process and to aid investors and the capital markets by advancing constructive suggestions for change rooted in the profession’s core values of integrity, objectivity, honesty and trust.