Gaylen N. Larson joined the FASB on July 1, 1996. He is the former group vice president and chief accounting officer of Household International, Inc. Mr. Larson joined Household in 1979 after a long career at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. At the time of his appointment to the Board, he was a director with Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. Mr. Larson was a charter member of the Emerging Issues Task Force and a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and the FASB's Financial Instruments Task Force. Mr. Larson is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and received their distinguished alumni award in 1990.