ACFE Board of Regents Nomination

I would like to thank the nomination committee members at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in selecting me to the short list of candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Regents election. The Board of Regents is responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of the organization as a whole. Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) will have an opportunity to vote during the election period between November 1 and December 31, 2016. Information about the voting process will be available in an upcoming edition of Fraud Magazine (November/December). I would consider it an honor to have the opportunity to provide a voice and direction for the global… Read More

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Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

As I prepare the menu for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded that last year at this time I was in Afghanistan.  This was the first time I had ever been in that country.  I had mentally prepared myself to just “suffer through” it.  I imagined that as an American, I would not be very popular.  I imagined that as a woman, I would be treated “less than.”  However, after being in Afghanistan for almost a month spending time at the capital in Kabul, in the west at Herat and in the north at Mazar, I can honestly say that none of my fears were founded.  By dressing more conservatively than… Read More

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Step Up

Many years ago, I was in a meeting that had a surprising outcome. The effect has stayed with me all these years. In my company at the time, we had the luxury of attending one of the first meetings held in our brand new office building. It was beautiful. The design took full advantage of natural lighting, open spaces, and everyone loved the neutral color scheme. You could still smell the wet paint in the air as we found our way to our seats. On this particular day, the CEO was leading a discussion and we were thrilled just to have the privilege of hearing him speak. He was a… Read More

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