ACFE Executive Leadership

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA

Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA 
President and CEO 
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 


Bruce Dorris is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He also serves as an advisory member to the ACFE Board of Regents. 

Dorris has conducted anti-fraud training for the United Nations, the World Food Programme, the American Bankers Association, large accounting firms, colleges and universities around the world, as well as with the FBI, GAO, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in the United States. 

His expertise has been featured in interviews with the CNBC’s American Greed, ABC World News Tonight, the BBC, Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Fortune, Money Magazine, and the Atlantic among others. 

Dorris earned his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in 1993 and is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana. Prior to joining the ACFE, he served as a prosecutor in Louisiana for 13 years, focusing primarily on financial crime investigations. Additionally, he is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. 

Dorris has been with the ACFE for 16 years, previously serving as Vice President and Program Director.