Rada Brooks, who has served as an accounting lecturer at the Haas School since 1997, has been named the executive director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Management. A certified public accountant with an MBA from the London Business School, Brooks has taught accounting courses since 1992 at various universities, including the International University of Japan and Loyola University of Chicago.
Brooks started her accounting career with Deloitte and Touche in San Francisco and then held financial management positions with Wells Fargo Bank and Citicorp. “Rada’s extensive experience in public accounting, combined with strong communications and organizational skills, make her ideally suited to head the center,” says Professor Brett Trueman, the center’s faculty director. “I’m confident that we will continue to prosper and grow under her leadership.”
With the accounting profession recently coming under scrutiny as a result of corporate scandals involving companies such as Enron and WorldCom, Brooks joins the center at an exciting time. “I think the next few years in accounting will be especially challenging, but also a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in the profession,” she said.
At home, Brooks’ focus is her husband, Kent, and her children, Michael (13) and Elizabeth (10). She enjoys skiing, swimming, and the ballet, but, above all, travel is her passion. “I’ve been fortunate to be an expatriate in London and Tokyo over the years,” she said.
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