Liseli Pennings, CFE
Deputy Training Director, ACFE
Liseli Pennings is the Deputy Training Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Pennings was a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Inspector General’s Office for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and previously a career Special Agent and Diplomat with the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) with over 16 years of service as a Special Agent. A Subject Matter Expert in fraud investigations, physical security, and protective security, Pennings supervised hundreds of international and domestic fraud investigations that entailed contract fraud, diplomatic immunity cases, passport and visa fraud, internal fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, asset misappropriation, drug and human trafficking, extraditions, and terrorism cases.
Pennings was the Regional Security Officer/Law Enforcement Attaché in Santiago, Chile and Deputy Regional Security Officer/Deputy Law Enforcement Attaché in The Hague, The Netherlands, Agent-In-Charge of the International Police Cooperation Center for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and Resident Agent-In-Charge of a U.S. Department of State Office in Texas
Pennings taught and mentored over 500 Special Agents as the lead instructor and program manager for Protective Security at the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Training Center and an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA). She served on the protective security details for Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Colin Powell, managed logistics for the visit of U.S. Presidents to Chile and the Netherlands and conducted security and law enforcement operations in over 35 countries. Pennings was awarded 7 of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Award, is fluent in Spanish and Dutch and proficient in French and Portuguese.