Board of Regents: Cast Your Votes

The ACFE Nominations Committee has selected six candidates to compete for two positions on the 2017-2018 Board of Regents. The board sets standards to promote professionalism and ensure the reputation of the CFE credential. Beginning November 1 and ending December 31, CFEs can vote for their selections to replace two retiring Board of Regents members. The newly elected Regents will be installed in February 2017 and will each serve a two-year term.

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Alexis C. Bell, CFE, PI
Fraud Doctor LLC
Charlotte, North Carolina

Alexis C. Bell, CFE, PI, is the CEO and founder of Fraud Doctor LLC, which provides proprietary anti-fraud products and services. She’s a graduate of Cornell University, completed her fellowship at Dartmouth and authored the books, “Data Analysis for Corporate Fraud Risk” and “Mortgage Fraud & the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme.” Bell successfully led the design and implementation of the initial global antifraud program for a European public conglomerate. She then pioneered the first comprehensive microfinance fraud risk management program for another firm, which covered 22 post/active conflict-developing countries in the greater Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America and Africa. Both initiatives encompassed governance, fraud awareness training, fraud risk assessments, data analysis, investigations and communication strategies. Bell is a former board president of the Charlotte ACFE Chapter. She is active in the domestic and international anti-fraud communities by speaking at conferences and delivering specialized training. She says that she also produces a video podcast series — FraudCast — that connects anti-fraud thought leaders to more than 3,600 global followers. Wherever she’s traveled, Bell says she’s been consistently inspired by the passion of local fraud fighters. These experiences motivated her to return alone to Afghanistan this past year to help advance their anti-fraud field.

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Pamela Mantone, CFE, CPA, CFF
Elliott Davis Decosimo
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Pamela Mantone, CFE, CPA, CFF, is a director and practice leader for fraud and forensic accounting services provided by the FVLS consulting group of Elliott Davis Decosimo, a regional CPA firm. Mantone focuses on bankruptcy, fraud and accounting services for numerous organizations in a variety of industries and circumstances, including services as a court-appointed forensic accountant. She has extensive experience in financial analysis, gathering of forensic evidence and testifying to findings. Mantone has provided fraud and forensic accounting services relating to shareholder disputes, royalty disputes, in bankruptcy matters (especially fraudulent conveyances and transfers), embezzlement and other associated white-collar activity. Mantone provides guidance to numerous organizations regarding the implementation of fraud prevention and detection controls as part of overall internal control systems to reduce the possibility of fraudulent activities. Mantone’s book, “Using Analytics to Detect Possible Fraud – Tools and Techniques”, published in 2013, provides a common source of analytical techniques used in forensic accounting investigations. She wrote it for practitioners, but colleges and universities use it as a college textbook, she says. Mantone has been a board member and has held officer positions, including president, of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Chapter of the Society of CPAs.

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Daniel P. Murphy, CFE, MA, CFCI
U.S. Bancorp
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daniel Murphy, CFE, MA, CFCI, has an extensive background in law enforcement, investigations and global security. As senior vice president and chief security officer at U.S. Bancorp, he oversees all fraud investigations across the organization and is chair of the bank’s fraud committee. Murphy served 20 years with the New York Police Department as a detective and detective-sergeant working in and supervising many types of investigations with an emphasis on federal racketeering and violent gang cases. After 9/11, he was assigned as a squad supervisor to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York overseeing the group tasked with the investigation of terrorism financing cases. This elite team assisted every major FBI terror investigation globally and teamed with all domestic agencies and foreign intelligence and law enforcement entities. Murphy has worked for the Bank of New York as a senior investigator targeting possible terrorist-financing schemes and helping to add insight to their SAR-filing efforts. He then joined SuperValu as director, corporate security where he oversaw all corporate investigations including a $10 million Automated Clearing House fraud case in which his vast experience, quick actions and extensive well-positioned governmental contacts helped achieve an off-shore recovery of $8.6 million, he says. Murphy has been a CFE since 2008, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Public Safety Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he’s an adjunct instructor at the undergrad and graduate levels. Murphy is the author of the book, “Workplace Safety: Establishing an Effective Violence Prevention Program”.

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Vidya Rajarao, CFE, CA
Grant Thornton, India LLP
Bangalore, India

Vidya Rajarao, CFE, CA, has been a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1996 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2004. She has substantial investigative, forensic and risk consulting experience in the U.S. and India. Rajarao has led and conducted investigations, regulatory proceedings and fraud risk assessments at companies in technology, consumer products, oil and gas, banking, insurance, retail and pharmaceutical/life sciences industry. Rajarao has testified as an expert witness in several domestic and international arbitrations, and was the sole nominee from India in the International Who's Who of Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2014. At Grant Thornton, in addition to her role as national leader for forensic and investigation services in India and the sub-continent, Rajarao is also a member of the firm’s global forensic steering committee that establishes the strategy related to forensic services, education and training, managing risk and improving brand visibility. Rajarao is an active member of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) National Council for Corporate Fraud & Internal Audit, India; the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in India; the ACFE Chapters in Bangalore and Chennai, India; the Institute of Internal Auditors Chapter in Bangalore, India; and the ISACA Chennai Chapter.

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James Crawford Robinson, CFE
British American Tobacco
London, U.K.

James Robinson is the group head of assurance, investigations and information security at British American Tobacco. He has held a number of senior anti-fraud roles in public, private and charitable sectors, and has a proven history of bringing fresh ideas to fruition across global operations, he says. As a former senior police officer, he coordinated government and private-sector initiatives to develop information technology solutions across the U.K. police service and to intelligence and investigation roles within the U.K. government and international organizations (including the task force to establish the International Criminal Court in The Hague). Robinson has commercial anti-fraud experience extending across the FTSE- and NASDAQ-listed fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and pharmaceutical sectors in developing strategic programs and operationally embedding them as true business partners. Robinson is a frequent speaker and panelist at international conferences. He’s developed and delivered anti-fraud training and awareness ranging from global corporate anti-fraud programs; European seminars on investigations and brand protection; and career guidance to students as a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ambassador. Robinson holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Information Security and a Master in Business Administration. He’s a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of its Professional Standards Committee. He’s a member of many professional organizations including the Guild of Security Professionals – Freeman of the City of London, the Risk and Security Management Forum and the ACFE Advisory Council.

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Charles L. Washington, CFE, CICA, CPP
Pfizer Inc.
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Charles Washington, CFE, CICA, CPP, a director with Pfizer’s Global Compliance and Security Division, is responsible for anti-fraud initiatives related to pharmaceutical discount-pricing diversion schemes, trademark thefts and other product frauds. Washington developed an industry-leading dispute resolution program for drug diversion fraud and is often requested to speak at conferences on pharmaceutical frauds and diversion schemes. In 2014, Washington led federal investigators to uncover two of the largest pharmaceutical trademark fraud operations ever discovered in the U.S. The ACFE’s feature of Washington in the “I’m a CFE” column in the July/August 2016 edition of Fraud Magazine serves as a testament to his dedication to the fraud profession, he says. Washington began his career in fraud examination with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) as a special agent protecting the safety and readiness of our troops against fraud. After a successful career with CID, Washington joined The Phillips Groups, a fraud consulting firm, where as managing director he advised corporate clients on fraud risk controls and investigations. Washington holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and graduated from two renowned executive law enforcement training institutions: the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Metropolitan Police Academy in London.

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