Aulana L. Peters is a retired partner of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she was a partner from 1980 to 1984 and 1988 to 2000.
From 1984 to 1988, she served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was the first African American ever to serve as a commissioner of the SEC, and only the third woman ever to do so.
From January 2001 to April 2002, Mrs. Peters served as a member of the Public Oversight Board (â€˜â€˜POBâ€™â€™) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mrs. Peters has also served as a member of the Steering Committee for Financial Accounting Standards Boardâ€™s Financial Reporting Project and a member of the POBâ€™s Blue Ribbon Panel on Audit Effectiveness.
Currently, Mrs. Peters serves on the U.S. Comptroller Generalâ€™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.
Mrs. Peters is on the boards of the following public companies 3M, Deere & Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Peters earned a degree in philosophy from the College of New Rochelle in New York in 1976, and then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California.