J. Louis Matherne

Chief of Taxonomy Development, FASB

As FASB Chief of Taxonomy Development, Louis is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing development and maintenance of the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy in support of the annual taxonomy release. Prior to joining FASB, Louis was Director of XBRL Services at Clarity Systems where he was responsible for providing XBRL leadership and subject matter expertise to Clarity Systems' clients, and sales and product development teams. Louis was also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's XBRL project team that developed the US GAAP Taxonomy and served as Founding President of XBRL International. Louis has been referred to as one of the Founding Fathers of XBRL.