Aulana L. Peters is a former Partner (retired) of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she was a partner from 1980 to 1984 and 1988 to 2000. She was the first Black American to serve as a commissioner of the SEC, and only the third woman ever to do so.
- Ms. Peters served in the U.S. Comptroller General’s Accountability Advisory Panel and is a member of the International Public Interest Oversight Board which oversees the standard setting process of the International Federation of Accountants for auditing, assurance, independence and ethics standards.
- She has also served as a member of the Steering Committee for Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Reporting Project and a member of the POB’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Audit Effectiveness.
- Ms. Peters served as a member of the Public Oversight Board (“POB”) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, January 2001 to April 2002.
- Ms. Peters served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 1984 to 1988.
Board and Advisor Roles
Ms. Peters has served on the boards of the following public companies:
- Mayo Clinic
- Merrill Lynch
- John Deere
- Deere & Company
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- The eleventh recipient of the ASECA’s, William O. Douglas Award 2003.
- 2003 Medal of Honor by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for distinguished service by a non-accountant to the accounting profession.
Ms. Peters earned:
- A degree in philosophy from the College of New Rochelle in New York in 1976.
- A Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California.