World's Largest Anti-Fraud Organization Announces Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, as Incoming President and CEO



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 white-collar offenses.


“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 professional direction.”


“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 his leadership.”


“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.



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