Former EY partner also named Audit Committee Chair
McLean, VA – January 2, 2023 – Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced the election of Shirley Edwards to the Appian Board of Directors. Ms. Edwards was also named Appian Audit Committee Chair. She assumed both roles as of January 1, 2023.
From 2002 to 2022, Ms. Edwards was a partner at EY (formerly Ernst & Young LLP), most recently serving as Global Client Service Partner from 2017 to 2022. During her tenure, she served in both global operational leadership and client serving roles. This included P&L ownership and accountability for EY’s nearly $4B Assurance practice spanning 20 countries across the Americas with 10 regions and over 20,000 professionals, as well as leading client service delivery and people strategy for audit, forensics and financial accounting and advisory services across the Americas.
Ms. Edwards has also served as a board member and advisor for Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Leadership Greater Washington, the Pamplin College of Business Advisory Council for Virginia Tech, and the National Capital Region Advisory Board for the American Red Cross.
“Throughout her career, Shirley advised corporate boards and management teams of large multinational companies,” said Matt Calkins, CEO at Appian. “Her experience allows Appian to continue its long history of financial strength and accountability. I am excited to welcome her to our team.”
Srinivas Anantha, CFA
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