John Davidson Joins FINRA Board of Governors

  John Davidson Joins FINRA Board of Governors

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- December 12, 2012

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 issues.”

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 audit
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.

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