• ACFE Faculty


    Bret Hood, CFE
    Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting
    Retired FBI Supervisory Agent for the FBI Academy’s Leadership & Communications


    After serving 25 years as a special agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became a member of the ACFE faculty as well as an adjunct professor of forensic accounting for the University of Virginia and Mt. St. Mary’s University. During his tenure with the FBI, Hood worked many complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption and major cases such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, the HealthSouth fraud and the Maricopa Investments case. 

    Since 2000, Hood has been a master facilitator and traveled the world teaching public- and private-sector employees how to develop effective anti-fraud, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programs. Hood has published articles in Fraud Magazine, Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine and ACAMS Today. 

    Hood is a federal-court certified expert in money laundering and financial crimes. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed books, "Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year" and "Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents." Currently, Hood serves as an instructor, investigative consultant and expert witness for 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC (www.21puzzles.com).