The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring
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The ACFE administers the
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation.
CFEs must meet stringent academic, professional and character requirements; comply with the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics; and continually build their skills through ongoing professional education. Members with the CFE credential experience
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Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI
Chief Operating Officer
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC
Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities in anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence and internal oversight.
John F. Sopko
Inspector General, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
John F. Sopko was sworn in as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction on July 2, 2012. Sopko, appointed to the post by U.S. President Barack Obama, has more than 30 years of experience in oversight and investigations as a
prosecutor, congressional counsel and senior federal government advisor.
Sopko came to SIGAR from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., where he had been a partner since 2009.
Sopko’s government experience includes over 20 years on Capitol Hill, where he held key positions in both the Senate and House of Representatives. He served on the staffs of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Select Committee
on Homeland Security and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
In his most recent congressional post, Sopko was Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. There, he supervised several investigations focused on matters regulated by the Food and Drug Administration,
Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Sopko also served as General Counsel and Chief Oversight Counsel for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, where he focused on homeland security and counter-terrorism investigations and issues.
John Pizzuro, CFE
Body Language and Interviewing ExpertRegional Internet Crimes Against Children Commander
John Pizzuro has 24 years of experience with a state police agency and as commander of a Regional Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. He currently oversees 70 law enforcement agencies comprised of more than 200 people. Pizzuro's unique
approach to leadership and partnerships has increased productivity in his task force by 100% over the last three years. His work in neuroscience has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, body language and other cognitive behavior.
Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in human resource development and training. He currently serves on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Public Awareness and Education Committee
and is a co-facilitator for a working group for the National Children’s Alliance. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. Pizzuro teaches about personal development,
leadership, technology, communication and high-impact performance. He inspires, motivates and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.
Tammy L. Whitcomb, CPA, CIA, CISA
Acting Inspector General
U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General
Tammy L. Whitcomb was appointed as the acting inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, in February 2016. Whitcomb has served as the deputy inspector general since November 2011. In years prior, she served as the assistant inspector general for audit. Tammy came to the U.S. Postal Service in November 2005 as an audit director.
Sheryl Steckler, CIG, CIGI
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC
Sheryl Steckler has built her career on creating and improving government programs that directly impact the public and private sectors. Today she specializes in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.
Bret Hood, CFE
Retired FBI Special Agent
Director at 21st Century Learning & Consulting
Former Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, he has been able to work significant and high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counterterrorism and organized crime cases. For the last 15 years, Hood has been a master instructor for the FBI.
Robert Smolich, CFE
Special Agent in ChargeU.S. Department of State, Office of the Inspector General
Robert “Bob” Smolich currently serves as a special agent in charge with the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations in Arlington, Virginia. In this role, he overseas criminal, civil and administrative investigations involving DOS personnel, contractors and programs in North, Central and South America; Asia; and the Pacific Rim.
Thomas Chapasko, CFE
Regional DirectorAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Tom Chapasko began his career with ATF in 2004 as an Industry Operations Investigator. He has worked as a Forensic Auditor and Senior Forensic Auditor with ATF and as the District Manager of the Financial Investigative Services Division East II group. His casework experience includes several arson-for-profit cases, tobacco diversion, firearms trafficking, narcotics and gangs cases and a murder-for-hire case.
Kenneth A. Blanco
Acting Assistant Attorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice
Kenneth Blanco is the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. He has overseen a number of its sections, including money laundering and asset recovery, narcotics and dangerous drugs, organized crime and gangs, and the child exploitation. Blanco has supervised many of the Criminal Division’s most significant national and international investigations into illicit finance, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, including investigations of global financial institutions and money services businesses.
Kevin Young, CFE
Director of the Criminal Analysis DivisionU.S. Department of State, Office of the Inspector General
Kevin Young is the director of the Criminal Analysis Division for the Department of State, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations. He leads a team of investigative analyst and forensic auditors in support of criminal, civil and administrative investigations. His team is also responsible for proactively identifying potential frauds and vulnerabilities using data analytics.
Milan R. Kosanovich
Supervisory Special AgentFederal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent Milan R. Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over nine years specializing in white-collar criminal investigations. Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, the Netherlands, Canada, Israel, the Seychelles, Singapore and Malaysia. He is also a certified FBI Hostage Negotiator.
Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm. Its deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges clients face enables its team to provide impactful, senior-level counsel. As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura’s relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. The firm empowers its industry experts to provide a high-touch, unique approach for its clients in critical times. Ankura's offering includes a wide range of services offered within its DataAnalytics & Technology Services, Investigations & Accounting Advisory, Litigation & Disputes, Regulatory & Contractual Compliance, Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical, Turnaround & Restructuring groups.
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in quality professional education, empowering people to advance their careers. We have helped nearly half a million accounting, project management and healthcare professionals. Our product offerings include: CPA Exam Review, ACCA®Exam preparation, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Exam Review and Continuing Professional Education courses.
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At Grant Thornton, we understand that senior legal professionals are critical across every aspect of an organization. When risk turns into reality, you need a team of professionals that can react quickly and bring clarity to the situation so decision-makers can determine the best course of action. Whether you or your clients are facing whistleblower allegations, regulatory scrutiny, complex litigation or corruption at home or across the globe, our Forensic Advisory Services professionals can help bring the clarity you need to manage through adversity, protect value and return to normal operations.
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