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Catherine Nance Joins the CAQ as Senior Director of Professional Practice

Monday, August 10, 2015

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is pleased to announce that Catherine Nance will join the organization as Senior Director of Professional Practice effective today. In her new role, Nance will play a pivotal role in leading the CAQ’s regulatory and public policy initiatives and activities.

“I am thrilled to welcome Catherine to the CAQ’s senior leadership team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “She brings deep expertise in public company auditing and a critical understanding of the various stakeholder constituencies that the CAQ aims to serve.”

Nance comes to the CAQ from the global law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy where she served as Director of Audit. In that role, she helped create the firm’s internal audit and compliance function. While at Fragomen, Catherine developed and launched their global practice review audit plan at 46 offices worldwide.

Prior to Fragomen, Nance was in the audit practice at PwC from 1997 to 2013, most recently as a Senior Manager in PwC’s Chief Auditor Network providing auditing advice and technical guidance on auditing standards, policies, and methodologies at the local engagement level, particularly related to areas of internal and external inspection findings.

Nance is a graduate of Washington & Lee University. 

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The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, DC, with an office in New York, NY, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit