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Stacie Thomas Morales Joins the CAQ as Senior Director of Strategy

Monday, May 4, 2015

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is pleased to announce that Stacie Thomas Morales will join the organization as Senior Director of Strategy. In her new role, Morales will focus on helping the CAQ better understand, coordinate, and strategically align the profession’s U.S. policy positions with those in other jurisdictions. 

“We are excited to welcome Stacie to the Center for Audit Quality’s senior leadership team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “Stacie brings strong domestic and international regulatory expertise, a sharp legal mind, and valuable skills that will help to advance the CAQ’s efforts to support and serve investors, public company auditors, and the markets.”

Morales comes to the CAQ from KPMG, where she served as Executive Director of International Government. In that capacity, she worked with firm leadership to develop global positions on public policy matters impacting the profession and to convey those positions throughout KPMG’s global network of member firms. 

“While the CAQ primarily focuses on U.S. policy and regulatory matters, as the world becomes more interconnected, it is important that we have the ability to effectively and consistently engage at a global level,” added Fornelli. “Stacie’s deep understanding of global issues affecting the profession will be of great benefit to the CAQ and its stakeholders.”

Prior to joining KPMG, Morales was an economist for the U.S Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In that role, she worked on financial reporting and insurance matters, including development and passage of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. 

Morales holds a JD from George Mason University School of Law, as well as an MA in economics and a BA in international business from Clemson University. 

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