Ms. Anderson was appointed by the board as a director on March 21, 2012. She has been the chair of the audit and finance committee since May 20, 2013, a member of the issuance committee since May 21, 2013 and was a member of the ASUS committee from May 22, 2012 until May 20, 2013. She was a member of the audit and finance committee prior to her appointment as a chair of the committee. She is 64 years old.
Ms. Anderson brings additional expertise to the board in the areas of accounting and financial advisory services. She also possesses valuable management experience as a result of the various leadership roles that she has held in the accounting profession and in the government and non-profit sectors.
Ms. Anderson retired from Ernst &Young LLP in 2008 where she served for 24 years, 21 years of which she served as an advisory services partner. She served a number of clients, both public and private, across various industries, including utilities, government and service industries. Ms. Anderson served in multiple leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP, including serving as the managing partner of both the company’s Orange County and Riverside offices.
Ms. Anderson has a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University. She has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Anderson has been appointed to the California Board of Accountancy for two four-year terms ending in 2014 and has served as president and vice president of the board. She has also served as the chair of the board’s Committee of Professional Practice and on the Ethics Education and Licensing Frequency task force, chair of the Committee on Professional Practice and chair of the Legislative Committee. Ms. Anderson has also been a member of the Accountancy Licensee Database Committee and the Uniform Accountancy Act Committee for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Ms. Anderson currently serves on the board of directors and is the audit committee chair of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company, and a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee. She was appointed to the audit committee of the Orange County Community Foundation in February 2012 and currently serves as treasurer member of the Audit Committee Roundtable of Orange County. She previously served on the board of managers of Kaiser Ventures, LLC as the chair of its audit committee from February 2011 until its liquidation in July 2013.
Ms. Anderson is also a member of the University of California, Irvine CEO Roundtable and is a member of the Roundtable’s steering committee. She has been a member of the finance committee of the Pacific Symphony since 2001 and has served as the chair of this committee from June 2006 until June 2009. She has also served as the chair of the board of the Pacific Symphony.
Ms. Anderson has been recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as a leading woman in business and has previously been honored as a Business Woman of Achievement by the YMCA and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce.