|2012-2013 BOARD OF REGENTS MEET IN AUSTIN - The
2012-2013 ACFE Board of Regents met in February at World
Headquarters in Austin, Texas (from left): ACFE Vice President
and Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA;
Board Vice Chairman Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, CFE;
James J. Oakes, CFE; Board Chairman Johnnie Bejarano,
DBA, CFE, CPA, CGMA; ACFE President & CEO James D.
Ratley, CFE; Michelle Brown, CFE; and ACFE Vice President
and General Counsel John Warren, J.D., CFE. (Photo by
Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, CFE; James J. Oakes, CFE; and Michelle Brown, CFE, took their oaths of office as newly elected members of the Board of Regents during the Board's semi-annual meeting Feb. 21-22 at ACFE World Headquarters in Austin, Texas. Johnnie R. Bejarano, DBA, CFE, CPA, CGMA, was elected chairman and Darvall-Stevens was elected vice-chairman. Oakes was elected secretary, and Brown was elected treasurer.
The Board reviewed and discussed the membership growth of the ACFE, which recently surpassed 60,000 members, including more than 5,000 new CFEs added in 2011. There are currently 141 chapters in 41 countries, and efforts are underway to develop additional chapters in Milwaukee, Wisc.; India; Romania and Cyprus.
The Board also discussed international membership expansion and continued training in the global marketplace.
The Board reviewed and discussed a number of upcoming initiatives that the ACFE will develop this year to continue enhancing services for members including an online CFE Exam Prep Course®, new e-learning software and developments in the research for the annual "Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse."
The Corporate Alliance program, launched in 2011, continues to expand. The objective of the program is to engage with entities, establish continued relationships with them, support their anti-fraud efforts by helping certify their teams and provide ongoing education and resources.
The ACFE Anti-Fraud Education Partnership now has 463 participating colleges and universities around the world that address the need for fraud examination education.
The Board considered member disciplinary matters presented by the ACFE Board of Review, reviewed ACFE committee reports and appointed new members to replace outgoing committee members.
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