• Membership Awards Committee

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    Membership Awards Committee

    The purpose of the Membership Awards Advisory Committee is to provide input and guidance to help the ACFE identify and recognize members who have contributed to the mission of the ACFE as well as supporting the local community.


    The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than three and no more than seven members, each of whom shall be a member of ACFE in good standing.


    Current Committee Members

    • Dante T. Fuentes, CFE, CAMS, CPA (Chair)
    • M Rose Zaccaro, CFE, CPA, FCPA
    • Dominic Brian Blackshaw, CFE
    • Jocelyn Doucette, CFE


    Specific Duties
    The responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:  

    Review and make recommendations for recipients of the ACFE’s annual awards, including: 

    Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year 

    Achievement in Outreach/Community Service 

    Advise the Board of Directors in establishing and modifying award criteria and other elements of the awards program.

    Issue written reports to the Board of Directors as required, recommending qualified candidates to receive awards.

    Assume such other functions as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.


    Meetings may be conducted in person or by conference call. The Committee Chair shall give reasonable notice to all Committee members of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any Committee meeting.


    Member Qualifications
    Experience in the anti-fraud profession; recognized leader or authority in their field; seriously concerned about best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; actively involved in their chapter. Other qualifications include:

    Regularly participates in conference calls.

    Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.

    Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

    Stays informed about committee matters and prepares themselves well for meetings.

    Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.

    Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.


    Term of Office
    Members of the Committee shall serve two-year terms.