Profile: Sherron S. Watkins

Age: 42

Education: Studied accounting at University of Texas, graduating in 1981. Master's in 1982.

Experience: Joined Arthur Andersen accounting firm in Houston after college, transferred to New York office. Joined Enron about eight years ago, working her way up to vice president for corporate development.

Family: Husband, Richard; daughter born in 1999.

Quote: From August 2001 memo to Kenneth Lay, then Enron chairman: "We are under too much scrutiny and there are probably one or two disgruntled 'redeployed' employees who know enough about the 'funny' accounting to get us in trouble."