People: Cypress Semiconductor Corp (CY.O)
19 Jun 2013
Albrecht, W. Steve
Dr. W. Steve Albrecht is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since March 5, 2003. He is an Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (“BYU”). He served as the associate dean of the school until July 2008. Mr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Albrecht is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He served on the board of directors of SunPower Corporation from 2005 to 2012. Until his resignation in 2009 due to an international assignment, Mr. Albrecht served on the board of directors of Red Hat from 2003, and SkyWest, Inc. from 2003. In 2011, he was re-appointed to the board of directors of Red Hat and in 2012 was reappointed to the board of directors of SkyWest, Inc. He is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that provides oversight to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He is also a former member of COSO, the organization that developed the internal control framework used by most companies. He has consulted with numerous corporations on fraud, controls and financial reporting issues. He has been an witness in several financial statement fraud cases. Mr. Albrecht holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.
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