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  • Awards & Recognition

    awards.jpgEvery year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recognizes exceptional individuals for their contributions to the fight against fraud. These professionals provide an inspiration to others, and we are proud to honor them for their service.


    The Cressey Award 
    Established in 1989, the Cressey Award is the ACFE's highest honor. It is bestowed annually for a lifetime of achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud. The Cressey Award is named in honor of one of the country's foremost experts on fraud and a founding father of the ACFE, Dr. Donald R. Cressey (1919-1987). Cressey Award winners include:


    2013: Preet Bharara
    2012: Joseph Ford
    2011: John C. Coffee, Jr.
    2010: Ralph Q. Summerford
    2009: James H. Freis Jr.
    2008: Martin T. Biegelman
    2007: Rosalind Wright
    2006: Grant D. Ashley
    2005: James D. Ratley
    2004: Richard Johnston
    2003: Joseph R. Dervaes
    2002: Mary Jo White
    2001: Henry N. Pontell, PhD
    2000: John Stossel

    Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award 
    First awarded to Oscar-Winning actor Cliff Robertson in 2003, the ACFE's Sentinel Award carries the inscription "For Choosing Truth Over Self." This award is bestowed annually on a person who, without regard to personal or professional consequences, has publicly disclosed wrongdoing in business or government. Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award winners include:


    2013: Shi min Fang
    2012: Michael Woodford
    2011: William H. McMasters
    2010: Amy Lail Stroupe
    2009: Pamela Davis
    2008: Mark Lund
    2007: William Sanjour
    2006: Bunnatine Greenhouse
    2005: Dr. David Graham
    2004: Marta Andreasen
    2003: Cliff Robertson

    Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year
    The Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award is presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination. Nominees are evaluated based on their contributions to the ACFE, to the profession, and to the community. Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award winners include:


    2013: Jeffrey Matthews
    2012: Sidney Philip Blum
    2011: Timothy R. Reddick
    2010: Mark Zmigrodski
    2009: Harry Markopolos
    2008: Michael Mayhan
    2007: Phil Levi
    2006: Isabel M. Cumming
    2005: Clifford J. Coutcher
    2004: Jerry Spratt
    2003: Robert DiPasquale
    2002: Ed Madge

    Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service
    The ACFE believes strongly that members should be active contributors to their communities and committed to helping improve the quality of life where they live and work. The recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service award must demonstrate that he or she has been an active volunteer in projects that have resulted in a recognized improvement of their community. This can be demonstrated by the commitment of time or donations to a charitable cause. Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service Award winners include:


    2013: Diane Minch
    2012: Carlos José Gomes Pimenta
    2011: Jay Dawdy
    2010: Marie Rice
    2009: Stacey Carr
    2008: Ricardo Castro
    2007: Joseph R. Dervaes

    The Walker Award
    The Walker Award is named for Morris R. "Red" Walker, CFE (1938-1989), a Charter Member and nationally-recognized fraud examiner. Also established in 1989, the Walker Award is given to the person receiving the highest annual score on the CFE Exam. Walker Award winners include:


    2012: Alexander B. Juliano
    2011: Hita van Wyk
    2010: James Cafirma
    2009: Jonathan Shek
    2008: Darryl Bromfield
    2007: Jan Vucka
    2006: Carlos Torres-Rivera
    2005: Carmen Wiechers
    2004: Tina Kim
    2003: Kerry Cone
    2002: W. Troy Bouk
    2001: Tracie A. Kraftenberg & Anne B. Ryburn
    2000: Jackalyn C. Livingston

    The Baker Award
    The James R. Baker Speaker of the Year Award is presented annually to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. In 2008, the year of its inception, James Baker, CFE was posthumously presented with his namesake award and was recognized for his contribution to the education of fellow anti-fraud professionals as a faculty member for the ACFE. Baker Award winners include:


    2013: Alton Sizemore
    2012: Cynthia Hetherington
    2011: Don Rabon
    2010: Dennis F. Dycus
    2009: Gerard Zack
    2008: James R. Baker

    Educator of the Year Award
    Established in 2002, the Educator of the Year award is presented to an ACFE member who has made outstanding contributions to anti-fraud education within their college or university. Educator of the Year Award winners include:


    2013: Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss
    2012: Richard Brody
    2011: Richard Hurley
    2010: Herbert Snyder
    2009: Mary Jo Kranacher
    2008: Richard Riley
    2007: Bill Kresse
    2006: Robert E. Holtfreter
    2005: Jon D. McDowall
    2004: Haluk Gursel
    2003: Steve Albrecht
    2002: Norman Gierlasinski

    The Guardian Award
    The Guardian Award is presented annually to a journalist whose determination, perseverance and commitment to the truth has contributed significantly to the fight against fraud. Nominees are chosen based upon their contributions in exposing specific acts of fraud and white-collar crime, and/or through helping to shine a spotlight on issues central to fraud and the worldwide effort to prevent and detect it. The award inscription reads: "For Vigilance in Fraud Reporting". Guardian Award winners include:


    2013: Allan Dodds-Frank
    2012: Diana Henriques
     

    The Hubbard Award
    The ACFE annually presents the Hubbard Award to the best feature article in Fraud Magazine, as decided by the members of the ACFE Editorial Advisory Committee. The award honors the late Regent Emeritus Thomas Hubbard, Ph.D., CFE, former chair of the ACFE's Continuing Education Committee, and professor emeritus and former head of the accounting department at the University of Nebraska. Hubbard Award winners include:


    2013: Ryan Hubbs, CFE, CCSA, CIA
    2012: Jack W. Dorminey, Ph.D.; A. Scott Fleming, Ph.D., CPA, CMA; Mary-Jo Kranacher, MBA, CFE, CPA; and Richard A. Riley Jr., Ph.D., CFE, CPA
    2011: Cheryl B. Hyder, CFE, MT, CPA, CVA, CFF
    2010: Gilbert Geis, Ph.D., CFE
    2009: Dr. Peter Hughes, CFE, CIA, CPA
    2008: Dr. Peter Hughes, CFE, CIA, CPA
    2007: Haluk Gursel, Ph.D., CFE
    2006: Tracy L. Coenen, CFE, CPA, MBA
    2005: Herbert Snyder, Ph.D., CFE
    2004: Don Rabon
    2003: Timothy J. Springer, CFE
    2002: Craig Greene, CFE


     

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