J.W. Mike Starr is the Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at Workiva and is a subject matter expert for financial and regulatory reporting using structured data. Starr joined the Workiva team in September 2012. He previously served as an advisor to the SEC Chief Accountant focusing on the information needs of investors and the use of structured data to meet those needs. Prior to joining the SEC, he was a partner at Grant Thornton for 30 years where he served as Chief Operating for Grant Thornton International Ltd. overseeing global strategy development and implementation and public policy. Active in professional activities, he was recognized as distinguished accounting alumnus of Oklahoma State University and inducted into the School of Accounting Hall of Fame.