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(New York, New York, March 13, 2017)

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Mirenda as Head of Communications.

Mr. Mirenda will develop and execute strategies that advance the global accountancy profession and IFAC’s public interest mission across various platforms. This includes oversight of all aspects of media relations, executive and leadership communications, issues and reputation management, and digital and social media communications. He will also serve as a public representative of IFAC.

“Tony brings more than two and a half decades of experience as a senior communications leader, providing counsel, strategy, and program development that builds reputations and advances organizations’ strategic goals,” said IFAC CEO Fayez Choudhury. “We look forward to drawing on Tony’s experience in the financial sector to drive engagement with our stakeholders and the public and articulate the role the accountancy profession plays in building strong economies and organizations.”

Most recently, Mr. Mirenda was Managing Director and Head of Global Communications for Moody’s Corporation, where he led the company’s worldwide corporate communications strategy, managing crisis and issues communications, media relations, employee communications and branding. During his tenure at Moody’s, he served as the senior company spokesman and provided strategic communications counsel to senior management, helping the company navigate the financial crisis and rebuild its reputation post crisis.

Prior to his time at Moody’s, Mr. Mirenda held leadership positions at Thomson Tax and Accounting, Makovsky, and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide where he helped not-for-profit and Fortune 500 companies create and execute focused, integrated communications plans.

Mr. Mirenda has an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College and a BA in Communications from the University at Buffalo.

About IFAC
is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of more than 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

Jennifer DiClerico
Head of Communications

Prepared by IFAC's Communications Department. Contact communications@ifac.org for further information.
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