The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced that
Carol Anthony (John) Davidson, retired Senior Vice President, Controller
and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International, will join FINRA's
Board of Governors. Mr. Davidson, who will begin his term on Jan. 1,
fills the seat vacated by Ellyn Brown.
Richard Ketchum, FINRA Chairman and CEO, said, "I am pleased to welcome
John to our Board. He brings extensive experience and will add a key
perspective as FINRA continues to address critical investor protection
Before joining Tyco International in 2004, Davidson was a Vice
President, Audit, Risk and Compliance for Dell Inc. Prior to Tyco,
Davidson spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company, where he led the
company's internal audi function and previously served in a variety of
accounting and financial leadership roles. He began his career with
Arthur Andersen & Co.
Davidson is a certified public accountant, and holds a master's degree
in business administration from the University of Rochester and a
bachelor's degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College in
Rochester, New York.
FINRA has a 22-person Board of Governors, with 11 public Governors and
10 industry Governors. FINRA's CEO fills the remaining seat.
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest
independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the
United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market
integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary
compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every
aspect of the securities business - from registering and educating all
industry participants to examining securities firms, writing rules,
enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, informing and
educating the investing public, providing trade reporting and other
industry utilities, and administering the largest dispute resolution
forum for investors and firms. For more information, please visit www.finra.org.
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