Yesterday it was announced that Mike Starr is joining the SEC as Deputy Chief Accountant for Policy Support and Market Monitoring. The press release lists some of Mike's achievements and past activities. What it does not say is that Mike is a very strong advocate for XBRL, and has been a keep supporter for XBRL for almost a decade.
Mike Starr served until the end of last year as a member of the Board of XBRL US Inc, and has strong connections in the XBRL community. He understands the vision of XBRL as a standard that can create significant efficiencies throughout the business reporting supply chain.
Congratulations to Mike Starr, and to the SEC.