The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
announced today that Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, has been named the incoming President
and CEO. Dorris will replace the current and longtime President James D. Ratley,
CFE, who helped begin the association and is now transitioning into retirement.
Dorris has been with the ACFE for 11 years and most
recently served as Vice President and Program Director, as well as an advisory
member to the ACFE Board of Regents. In addition to being a CFE, he is both a
lawyer and certified public accountant in Texas and Louisiana. Prior to joining
the ACFE, Dorris served as a criminal prosecutor in Louisiana focusing on
“We’ve worked to make certain that our management ranks
are strong, experienced and dedicated,” said ACFE founder and Chairman Dr.
Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. “Bruce has one of the brightest minds around, and I
am confident he will put his own personal stamp on our continued growth and
“Although I will miss serving as President of the ACFE, I
am proud of the legacy I have left after helping start it 30 years ago,” said
Ratley. “Bruce is the right person to lead this organization in new and
exciting directions, and I look forward to seeing our continual growth under
“I am honored to be part of the enormous accomplishments
of Jim and Dr. Wells,” said Dorris. “I
look forward to working with the more than 80,000 ACFE members fighting fraud
around the world.”
Dorris has conducted anti-fraud training for the United
Nations, the American Bankers Association, and colleges and universities around
the world. His expertise has also been featured in interviews with the BBC,
the Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic among others.
He earned his Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State
University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, and is licensed to practice law
in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana. He formerly served on the
Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the
Vice Chairman of its audit committee.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Based in Austin, Texas, 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.