Notes from Evan Smith
"Sherron Watkins is a former Arthur Andersen accountant who joined Enron in 1993, working for the man who later became CFO, Andy Fastow.
She worked in Enron’s finance group, its International company, and its Broadband division, before returning to work for Fastow as a vice president in corporate development.
As a result of her memos to Ken Lay urging the company to change its accounting practices and restate its earnings, she has become known to the world as the Enron whistle blower. In February 2002, she testified before both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate in hearings investigating Enron’s business practices.
Later that year, she was named -- along with two others -- as one of Time magazine’s 2002 Persons of the Year." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 4.3.03