Mike Santay is a national partner in the auditing standards group of Grant Thornton LLP, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. In this role, Mr. Santay leads the firm’s participation in professional activities in auditing standard-setting, including his appointment as chair of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board. Within the firm he oversees the development of firm audit policies and guidance on the adoption of new auditing standards, and leads the development of the firm’s position papers and responses to professional and regulatory audit-related proposals. He also assists in developing firm-wide training and other audit and firm risk management initiatives. Mike is the board representative for Grant Thornton on the DisabilityIn Chicago affiliate, and serves on the boards of DePaul University’s Ledger & Quill Association and Montini Catholic High School. Mike is a graduate of DePaul and Northwestern Universities. Mike previously served on the Access Living board from 2009-2016.