Cast Your Votes for the Board of Regents

Nine candidates have been selected to compete for three positions on the 2018-2019 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 three retiring Board of Regents members. The newly elected Regents will be installed in February 2018 and will each serve a two-year term.

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William E. Dayhoff, MBA, CFE, CAMS
Ameris Bank
Jacksonville, Florida

William E. Dayhoff, MBA, CFE, CAMS, a retired FBI special agent/senior manager, is the vice president of anti-money laundering and risk intelligence for Ameris Bank. Dayhoff has 29 plus years of expertise building, leading and supporting teams to complete complex banking, law enforcement, threat assessment and risk management functions. He’s demonstrated exceptional understanding of organizational goals and preferred methods to achieve results, he says, plus a powerful combination of talent, creativity and work ethic. In addition to his CFE credential, he holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certification. Dayhoff began his career in the U.S. Navy in naval intelligence. He’s a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, the Bosnian War, the Cold War and the war on drugs. Throughout his career in the Navy and the FBI, and now with Ameris Bank, he says he’s used — and is using — his extensive knowledge of how criminals identify vulnerabilities in organizations to conduct illegal acts and launder the proceeds through the financial sector. He says he’s brought expertise from his extensive work in the threat/risk mitigation process to the private sector.

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Rabih El Khatib, MBA, CFE, Int.Dip (FinCrime)
Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Rabih El Khatib, MBA, CFE, Int.Dip (FinCrime), has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2006. He began his career of more than 20 years with Saudi Oger Ltd. (one of the largest conglomerates in the Gulf Cooperation Council at the time), then worked with Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services practice in the Middle East, which led to his tenure at the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA). He has participated in, conducted, led and reviewed investigations, fact-finding and due diligence assignments, risk assessments, fraud scenario assessments and internal audit assignments across most industries. In his current role with ADAA as senior principal – head of business risk assurance, El Khatib developed an internal audit manual for the public sector and has drafted several white papers and other publications on related matters. As a member of several audit committees of various entities in Abu Dhabi, El Khatib says he’s been an adamant preacher of the importance of the planning and initiation of comprehensive anti-fraud frameworks from whistleblowing policies to communication channels and anti-retaliation safeguards. El Khatib holds an MBA in International Management from ESCP Europe in Paris and an International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association. He’s also a CIA, a CCSA, a CGAP, a GRC Professional and a GRC Auditor. He’s served on the ACFE’s Advisory Council, on which he provided solicited feedback and information.

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Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP
Schlumberger Limited
Houston, Texas

Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP, is the global internal audit manager over data analytics for Schlumberger Limited, an oilfield services company. For more than 16 years, he’s conducted international corporate investigations and forensic audits for numerous companies within the energy sector. His areas of expertise have focused around third-party fraud and corruption and how shell companies are used in bypassing internal controls. Hubbs’ investigation experience is supported, he says, by frequent fraud research projects and thought-provoking presentations plus useful articles in Fraud Magazine. Topics have included the link between deviant behavior and fraud, why hotline programs fail and investigating shell companies. He’s delivered anti-fraud training to numerous Fortune 500 companies and multinational organizations, as well as several local, state and federal agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Justice. Hubbs is an ACFE faculty member and a recipient of the James R. Baker Speaker of the Year Award and the Hubbard Award. He’s been a member of the ACFE’s Professional Standards and Practices Committee and was chairman of the ACFE Membership Awards Committee. He served as chapter president for both the New Orleans and Houston ACFE Chapters and helped develop the ACFE chapter leaders’ training program. Hubbs has been a CFE since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology/Criminology and a Master’s in Business Administration with a Training and Development concentration. Hubbs also served 13 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer.

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Patrick McCarthy, CFE
Western Digital Corporation
Irvine, California

Patrick McCarthy, CFE, is the director of global security for Western Digital Corporation, an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of data storage products, which has more than 80,000 employees around the world. McCarthy has oversight and responsibility for global fraud examinations, executive and personnel protection and physical security at all Western Digital locations. He has more than 35 years of combined law enforcement and global private-sector senior leadership, fraud examination and other investigation experience. McCarthy has been a CFE since 2007. Within the private sector, he’s primarily focused on white-collar insider fraud and has conducted or managed more than 1,200 fraud examinations throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe that involved complex issues of financial fraud, embezzlement, gray market fraud, theft of intellectual property and falsification of company records, bribery and other employee misconduct. McCarthy, who has a Master of Science in Business Ethics & Compliance, has testified as an expert witness in state and federal court systems in several states. He’s taught fraud and criminal investigation on the community college level in California.

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Tony Prior, MBA, CFE
Sydney, Australia

Tony Prior, MBA, CFE, has a fraud risk management and financial crime career spanning more than 20 years. He’s the founder and current president of the ACFE Sydney Chapter. A CFE since 2001, he has both professional services consulting and corporate in-house experience. Prior was a twice-commendation Australian Federal Police agent, and for 12 years investigated fraud, money laundering and other crimes. He’s a director at AUSTRAC, Australia’s AML regulator and financial intelligence unit. He spent eight years with EY’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services. As head of fraud risk for AMP Limited, one of Australia’s largest non-bank financial institutions, he led its fraud education, detection and investigation functions. Prior is active locally and internationally and has presented extensively on fraud and financial crime in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He presented at the 2015 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific in Singapore. Prior spent 12 months in Indonesia where he and two colleagues designed, drafted and delivered a four-month fraud and anti-corruption course. Prior chaired the Sydney Chapter’s inaugural fraud conference. His subsequent article Zero to a hundred in 12 months appeared in ACFE Chapter News. The chapter began only a year before, but the fraud conference attracted 100 attendees, Prior says. Prior lectures part-time in forensic accounting — a core unit for students specializing in financial crime at Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Danny Sougith Sanhye, LLM, CFE, FCCA
London, United Kingdom

Danny Sougith Sanhye, LLM, CFE, FCCA, is a financial crime subject matter expert with a solid track record in investigations, financial crime analytics and forensic audit. He has more than 25 years of experience in combating fraud and financial crime at international level. His strength is built on the wide international exposure on financial crime threats and fraud risks in the financial sector and blue-chip companies, he says. Sanhye holds an LLM (Master of Laws) advanced degree with merit in International Financial Crime Law. He studied and practiced as a forensic accountant in the U.K. and is an accredited expert witness in financial crime and fraud. Sanhye was a World Bank Financial Intelligence Unit Mentor and a consultant for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in the anti-corruption/financial intelligence unit and is now the European head of HSBC Plc’s financial intelligence unit. He’s also been instrumental in setting up financial crime intelligence functions in large banks — such as Barclays and HSBC — and constructing and running national financial intelligence units. He played a key role in defining financial crime risk appetite of many banks, and he designed a fraud diagnostic tool for capital projects for Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA Limited), he says.

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Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA
Cox Communications
Atlanta, Georgia

Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, is the director of ethics & compliance for Cox Communications Inc. She’s responsible for managing the ethics hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations relevant to the company. She also oversees the company’s Records & Information Management Program and leads other compliance-related projects. Simon previously served as the senior internal auditor for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, Georgia, with responsibility for developing data analytics around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and for other internal audits. Prior to that, she was in Kimberly-Clark’s Global Security department at which she managed the anti-fraud program and investigated both internal and external fraud. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Simon worked at both PwC and EY. She conducted external audits and worked on forensic accounting investigations with these firms. Simon serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics (ACE) Roundtable. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Accountancy from East Carolina University. She’s a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia (active) and North Carolina (inactive).

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Michael G. Ueltzen, MBA, CFE, CPA/CFF
EisnerAmper, LLP
Sacramento, California

Michael Ueltzen, MBA, CFE, CPA/CFF, is a partner with EisnerAmper, LLP, in the forensic consulting group with an emphasis in the fraud and forensic accounting services practice. Ueltzen has been involved in some of the largest frauds in the last 40 years, including the investigation of multiple Madoff-related claims, the Petters Ponzi scheme, the City of Dixon investigation (the largest municipal embezzlement case in U.S. history) and the Rothstein Ponzi scheme. He’s also testified in other criminal and civil fraud claims in federal and state courts. The courts have appointed Ueltzen a special master, referee and neutral accountant. Ueltzen has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management for the last three years and was on the faculty of the National Judicial College and Federal Judicial Center for 10 years where he taught accounting and auditing to state and federal judges. He’s a frequent lecturer on fraud-related topics to local and national professionals. Ueltzen has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA degree from California State University at Sacramento.

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Natasha E. Williams, CFE, CIA
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Hercules, California

Natasha E. Williams, CFE, CIA, has more than 20 years experience in auditing, banking, compliance, risk assessment, fraud examination and accounting. She served nearly half a decade with KPMG LLP working on various consulting and start-up SOX engagements prior to joining Bio-Rad Laboratories in 2005. Her specialties are auditing, compliance, risk management, fraud prevention and detection, and overall development of strong internal controls. She has experience consulting small start-ups and working with large, matrixed, complex, multi-location and global companies. Williams was part of the implementation team that designed the internal control structure at Bio-Rad and has been a key audit manager at the company for more than a decade. She’s managed audits in more than 40 countries across the globe, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In addition to managing Bio-Rad’s Global Compliance Risk Program, Williams successfully led the design and implementation of the Global Compliance Auditing Group. She oversees a global team that monitors and audits for fraud and corruption for more than 1,000 third-party business partners in more than 100 countries across the globe. In 2016, Williams joined the board of directors of the International Center for Reciprocal Training — an educational start-up in Palo Alto, California — to lend her expertise, she says, to the next generation of multi-national professionals and share her eagerness to motivate and inspire. She says she wants to assist them to build their aptitudes, increase their business acumen and develop their talents and interpersonal skills so they can be proficient professionals in the global work force.

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