The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, has announced that Leah D. Lane, CFE, has been named chairman of the 2017-2018 ACFE Board of Regents.
Lane was elected chairman by her fellow board members at their meeting in February at the ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas. Elected by Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) worldwide, members of the ACFE Board of Regents are responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of fraud examination as a whole.
Lane will be replacing exiting Chairman Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF. Fellow Regent Sidney Blum, CFE, CPA, CFF, will serve as vice-chairman of the 2017-2018 ACFE Board of Regents.
Lane has more than 25 years of combined public and private sector investigation and fraud examination experience. She began her investigative career as a U.S. Customs Service agent — a position she held for more than seven years before moving to the private sector.
During her career, she has assisted, conducted and managed hundreds of investigations globally involving alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, multifaceted internal and external fraud, and employee misconduct cases.
Lane is the director of global investigations at Texas Instruments (TI), and is responsible for managing a group of investigators in the U.S. and Asia with global investigative responsibility. Lane is also responsible for fraud awareness within TI.
Prior to joining TI, Lane served as JCPenney's first audit fraud manager. She also worked for more than a decade in several security positions at Hewlett-Packard (formally Electronic Data Systems), at which she was responsible for the investigation and management of complex financial fraud and computer forensic investigations.
Lane holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She is an active ACFE faculty member and serves on the ACFE Advisory Council.
About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Founded in 1988, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.