Keynote Speakers

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Bill Browder

CEO, Hermitage Capital Management

William (Bill) Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

In 2009, his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. Because of their impunity in Russia, Browder has spent the last eight years conducting a global campaign to impose visa bans and asset freezes on individual human rights abusers, particularly those who played a role in Magnitsky’s false arrest, torture and death.

The U.S. was the first to impose these sanctions with the passage of the 2012 “Magnitsky Act.” A Global Magnitsky Bill, which broadens the scope of the U.S. Magnitsky Act to human rights abusers around the world, was passed at the end of 2016. The U.K. passed a Magnitsky amendment in April 2017. Magnitsky legislation was passed in Estonia in December 2016, Canada in October 2017 and in Lithuania in November 2017. Similar legislation is being developed in Australia, France, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and Ukraine.

In February of 2015, Browder published the New York Times bestseller, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.

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Bastian Obermayer

Investigative Journalist, Panama Papers Recipient, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bastian Obermayer works as deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung.

He is the reporter who received the Panama Papers from an anonymous source. Obermayer is also author of several books, among them the best-selling account of the Panama Papers investigation, The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money.

He has received numerous honors for his work, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize; the George Polk Award; the Barlett & Steele Award; and several German awards, including the Henri-Nannen-Preis, Theodor-Wolff-Preis, Helmut-Schmidt-Preis, Waechterpreis, Deutscher Reporterpreis and Otto-Brenner-Preis.

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Lisa Osofsky

Director, U.K. Serious Fraud Office

Lisa Osofsky became the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), August 28, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for all investigations and prosecutions for some of the U.K.’s most serious and complex fraud and bribery cases. Before joining the SFO, Osofsky served as EMEA Regional Chair based in Exiger’s London office. In this role, she served as the EMEA lead on the Anti-Money-Laundering and Sanctions monitorship of HSBC Bank, as well as other monitorship work centred in Europe.

Previously she was the Regulatory Advisor at Control Risks. Prior to that Osofsky was the Executive Director of the Business Intelligence Group and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer at Goldman Sachs International, London. Preceding her time with Goldman Sachs, Osofsky served as the Deputy General Counsel (DGC) and Ethics Officer for the U.S. FBI. Osofsky was also a Special Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and stationed at the SFO in London. Osofsky began her career in Chicago as a law clerk to federal judge James B. Moran; she then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Before becoming DGC of the FBI, Osofsky served in the DOJ’s Office of International Affairs. Osofsky received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Concurrent Speakers

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Teresa Anaya, CFE

Director, Blockchain Intelligence Group

With 25 years of experience, Teresa Anaya’s career has focused on accounting, information technology with the last 10 years in fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Anaya draws her knowledge and experience from her work performing investigations for global financial institutions as well as investigations to determine reasons for bank failure for the FDIC in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. Her area of expertise is in the financial institution vertical, specific to global Know Your Customer standards, transaction monitoring and suspicious activity reporting. Anaya is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ITIL 3 Certified and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

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Kenneth Citarella, J.D., CFE

Senior Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer, Guidepost Solutions LLC

Speaker information coming soon.

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Robert Cockerell

Partner, KordaMentha Forensic

Robert Cockerell has been involved in the investigation of some of the most complex and serious fraud, corruption and drug matters in Australia, ranging from a $118 million fraud on a major Australian bank to the importation of 79 pounds of heroin. A former detective chief inspector with the Victoria Police, he was twice presented with the highest award for investigative excellence by the Victoria Police.

A partner at KordaMentha Forensic, one of the largest forensic practices in Australia, he is an acknowledged expert in fraud and corruption investigations, detecting deception through interviews and forensic reviews of business practices. Cockerell has conducted forensic engagements in Australia, Asia and Europe.

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Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

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Matt Danner, CFE, CFCE

Senior Forensic Examiner, Flashback Data LLC

Matt Danner started his career in 2008 as a fraud and public integrity investigator in the special investigation units of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas State Auditor’s Office. During this time, Danner conducted hundreds of investigations related to complex financial schemes and coordinated investigations with federal law enforcement.

As senior forensic examiner, Danner works with clients including law enforcement, criminal and civil attorneys, prosecutors and defense counsels, corporations, and private citizens. His areas of examination include intellectual property theft, criminal defense, homicide, child exploitation, vehicular accidents, fraud and family law. Danner has testified as a digital forensics expert in state, federal and military court, and he frequently conducts presentations to government, legal and educational organizations.

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Kenneth Dieffenbach, CFE

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Justice OIG

Since 2003, Ken Dieffenbach has served as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Fraud Detection Office located in Arlington, Virginia. He has led dozens of complex and sensitive fraud and internal misconduct investigations and has made well over 100 presentations about fraud to a wide variety of audiences. He is an adjunct instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, coordinates DOJ’s Fraud Task Force’s Grant Fraud Working Group, and has had articles published in the ACFE’s Fraud Magazine and the Non-Profit Times newspaper. In his current role, Dieffenbach is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge managing a nationwide team focused on contract fraud and proactive data analytics and is the Deputy Director of the Office of Data Analytics. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to his current position Dieffenbach served over six years as an active duty officer special agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He received his undergraduate degree in business and accounting from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and his graduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Ryan Duquette, CFE

Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc.

Ryan Duquette is passionate about digital forensics and helping to keep others from being victimized. He's a seasoned digital forensic examiner with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. During his time in law enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud-related cases. He took his zest for focusing on the facts from those days and founded Hexigent, a digital forensics firm focusing on investigations, consulting services and litigation support.

Duquette works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters including intellectual property theft, HR investigation and data breaches. During his days in law enforcement, he conducted digital investigations on a variety of criminal cases including homicide, child pornography, fraud, missing persons and sexual assault cases.

He is a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto teaching digital forensics, is a licensed Private Investigator, holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics Management, and several digital forensics and fraud certifications. Duquette is a director for the Toronto chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and is a frequent presenter at fraud, digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide.

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Derek Ellington, CFE, CEDS, PI

Ellington Digital Forensics

Derek Ellington is a nationally known Certified Fraud Examiner, specializing in computer crimes. He is also a Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist and a licensed private investigator. He has testified more than 150 times in all manner of courts and jurisdictions. He is a popular speaker and contributor to legal publications, and regularly trains law enforcement first responders on processing digital crime scenes. Over the last five years, his lab has processed more than 1,500 cases ranging from civil to criminal and family law. Many of their cases involve adolescents or young adults as suspects, witnesses or victims, and he and his team have developed unique understandings and strategies in dealing with cases involving millennials.

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Blake Ellis

Senior Writer, CNN Investigates

Blake Ellis is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation.

Ellis, and her longtime reporting partner, Melanie Hicken's groundbreaking investigation into the secret world of government debt collectors won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award of Distinction and inspired lawmakers to take action with legislation aimed at closing the loophole highlighted in the stories. They were finalists for a Peabody Award for CNN's coverage of guns in America, and the two journalists have been honored by the International Association of Broadcasting, the National Press Club, the National Endowment for Financial Education, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Ellis was also a recipient of awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Newswomen's Club of New York. Ellis regularly appears on CNN and other television and radio networks to discuss her investigations.

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Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
ACFE Regent

Eric Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He served in executive positions with the Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and he was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003–2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.

Feldman was elected to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for 2019–2020. He is also a member of the teaching faculty of the ACFE and a frequently sought-after speaker and author on the topics of procurement fraud detection and prevention, bribery and corruption, corporate business ethics and compliance, and managing an Inspector General function. He has given presentations at national conferences of the ACFE, the Association of Inspectors General, and the ABA Procurement Fraud Institute, as well as regional fraud and compliance conferences in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Feldman is the recipient of the 2018 James A. Baker Speaker of the Year Award presented by ACFE.

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Michael Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA

Auditor General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michael J. Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA, is the Chief Audit Executive for the largest public-sector transit authority in North America, with operating revenues in excess of $15 billion. He has 38 years of internal auditing experience that includes financial services, public sector, governance, risk and compliance, technology and SOX reporting. Fucilli has an audit staff of 85 professionals and is president of the IIAs’ Internal Audit Foundation and the IIA vice chairman. He has also held previous positions in banking and defense contracting. He is a frequent speaker on governance, risk and fraud.

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Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

Partner (retired), PwC

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. He has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations, and has been quoted in the Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and The Chicago Tribune.

Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, a former chairman of the ACFE Board of Regents and is a Regent Emeritus. He was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.

Golden recently turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He will be gifting several copies of this book and his professional Wiley book during his session.

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David Harper, CFE, CIG, CFCI

Inspector General, Florida Department of Financial Services

David T. Harper is the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Financial Services, where he leads a team of investigators and auditors in providing oversight services to promote accountability, transparency and improved efficiencies, while deterring, detecting and investigating fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Previously he was the appointed Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque, where he led a similar mission to protect the public trust.

Harper retired in 2016 from a 40-year Air Force career with combined active duty and civil service. He spent 35 years as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he primarily oversaw and investigated allegations of fraud and financial crime. He had a variety of assignments in counterintelligence and fraud investigative positions in Los Angeles, New York City, Sacramento, Munich and Berlin, Germany. He was the Special Agent-in-Charge for the AFOSI Boston area office and concluded his federal career as the Chief of Economic Crime, at HQ AFOSI, Quantico, Virginia.

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Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

President, Hetherington Group

Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations. Hetherington was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

For more than 25 years, Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

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Melanie Hicken

Senior Writer, CNN Investigates

Melanie Hicken is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation.

Hicken and her longtime reporting partner, Blake Ellis's groundbreaking investigation into the secret world of government debt collectors won the prestigious Heywood Broun Award of Distinction and inspired lawmakers to take action with legislation aimed at closing the loophole highlighted in the stories. They were finalists for a Peabody Award for CNN's coverage of guns in America, and the two journalists have been honored by the International Association of Broadcasting, the National Press Club, the National Endowment for Financial Education, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Hicken regularly appears on CNN and other television and radio networks to discuss her investigations.

Before joining CNN, Hicken worked for the Los Angeles Times Community News group, where she won awards for her local government coverage and investigative reports. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School and holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from New York University.

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Bret Hood, CFE

Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting

Retired Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, Hood worked high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counter-terrorism and organized crime cases. For his last 15 years, Hood was a master instructor for the FBI. Since retirement in 2016, Hood has served as the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC providing consulting and instructional services to organizations around the world. He is also a former adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia.

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John Hurlimann, CFE

Global Intelligence and Anti-Fraud Manager, Intel Corporation

John Hurlimann is the corporate intelligence and anti-fraud manager for Intel’s Corporate Security organization. He is a 26-year veteran of Intel. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner with 15 years' experience in global investigations. Hurlimann leads the anti-fraud efforts at Intel leveraging the latest technology and techniques to identify and investigate fraud.

Hurlimann has extensive experience in investigating fraud, conflict of interest and kickback schemes, as well as specialized expertise in forensics and data analytics throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He advanced through various technical and engineering roles at Intel before progressing into investigations. He frequently speaks on the topics of ethics, investigations and conflict of interest.

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Emily Irving, CFE, CTPRP

Vice President - Third-Party Risk, BlackRock

Emily Irving is a member of BlackRock's Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group in the Third-Party Risk team. Irving is a seasoned manager and risk professional with more than 19 years of experience managing people and processes and 16 years’ combined experience in risk management and fraud prevention. In her career, Irving has created and implemented enterprise-wide third-party risk management programs for financial industry companies—improving processes and implementing technology to validate the appropriateness of third-party controls and to identify potential risks prior to on-boarding and throughout the life of significant relationships. Irving joined BlackRock in July of 2018. Before taking on her current role, Irving was recruited to design, implement and oversee global programs at both Wellington Management LLC and Pioneer Investments.

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Jonnie Keith, CFE, CIA, CGAP

President, JonSherr Enterprises

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for more than 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities. He was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, and internal and external correspondence.

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Lacey Keller

Data Science Managing Director, Gryphon Strategies

Lacey Keller is a Managing Director with Gryphon Strategies with almost a decade of research and analytics experience. She advises financial and law firms on how best to use traditional and alternative data for investments and investigations.

Previously, Keller was the founder and director of the Research and Analytics Department for the New York State Office of the Attorney General. During her tenure, she developed a formidable team, including the first data scientist hired by a state attorney general’s office, that leveraged cutting-edge technologies and analytical techniques to support investigations. Her team was instrumental in many of the most notable cases brought by the Office of the Attorney General, including the case brought against Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) for allegedly defrauding customers over internet speeds and performance. That team also helped author reports on Airbnb, gun trafficking and ticket pricing that national media outlets widely covered.

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Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA

Consultant, Advisor and ACFE Faculty Member
ACFE Regent

Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies, process transformation and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. Kessler is the former Head of Integrated Global Services for the Campbell Soup Company. Her career spans over 30 years in positions that include Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Enterprise Risk Management Head. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigations in companies including EY, Avon Products, Nabisco, EMI Group, LBrands, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group and Warner Music Group.

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Bert Lacativo, CFE, CPA

Senior Managing Director, GlassRatner

Bert Lacativo has more than 38 years of financial and investigative experience gained during his public accounting, corporate, consulting and government service. He is a former FBI Special Agent and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board of Regents Emeritus member. He has been responsible for the conduct of high profile, sensitive international and domestic white-collar fraud investigations, often in conjunction with in-house or outside counsel. Lacativo has also consulted with clients regarding the development and implementation of fraud prevention, deterrence and detection techniques and programs, including anti-corruption compliance. Additionally, he has developed fraud related training programs and is a frequent speaker on fraud-related topics.

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Leah D. Lane, CFE, CFS

Global Investigations Director, Texas Instruments, Inc.

Leah Lane has more than 20 years of combined public and private sector investigations and fraud examination experience. During her career, she has managed, worked and assisted in hundreds of investigations globally, involving allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, internal and external fraud, and employee misconduct.

Lane is currently the global investigations director at Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), where she manages a group of investigators with global responsibility for investigations within TI. She is also responsible for fraud awareness campaigns.

Before joining Texas Instruments, Lane served as the audit fraud manager at JCPenney and as a security manager for the Americas at HP/EDS. At these positions, she was responsible for investigating and managing complex financial fraud and computer forensic matters. She began her investigative career as a special agent in the U.S. Customs Service, a position she held for more than seven years.

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Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CGMA, CITP

Partner - Forensic Services, Baker Tilly

Jonathan T. Marks is a partner in Baker Tilly’s Forensic and Litigation practice. He has more than 30 years of experience working closely with his clients, their boards, senior management, and law firms on global (cross-border) fraud and misconduct investigations, including global bribery, corruption, and compliance matters. Marks assists his clients in mitigating future potential issues by conducting root-cause analysis, developing remedial procedures, and designing or enhancing governance, global risk management, and compliance systems along with internal controls and policies and procedures. He is a well-regarded author and speaker who has gained international recognition for developing the Fraud Pentagon™ and other thought leadership that has enhanced the profession. Marks is a highly regarded speaker, author, and thought leader. He presents internationally on an array of fraud, ethics, and forensic accounting topics. Marks was an adjunct professor at Rider University and today is a guest lecturer at Lehigh University.

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Joseph Martin, CAMS

BSA Officer, Credit Union 1

Joseph Martin is an experienced AML professional who leads the BSA/AML/OFAC compliance and fraud investigations teams at one of Alaska’s largest financial institutions. Previous to his current role, Martin held AML positions at Caesars Entertainment, Kharon, Exiger, and Kroll and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2009.

In conjunction with multiple technology partners, Martin designed one of the most technologically advanced, transparent and efficient marijuana banking programs in the country with the goal of having Alaska’s cannabis market completely banked and cashless by 2020.

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Daniel McManus, CFE, CPC-A

Senior Investigator, Premera Blue Cross

Speaker information coming soon.

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Linda Miller

Director, Fraud Risk Mitigation Practice Lead, Grant Thornton LLP

Linda Miller leads Grant Thornton’s fraud risk practice in the commercial and public sector. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Miller spent 10 years with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), most recently as an Assistant Director with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team. She was the principle author of GAO’s recently issued Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, which describes leading practices that agency managers can use to develop a fraud risk management program.

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Beth Mohr, CFE, CAMS, CCCI, PI

Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting

Beth A. Mohr joined McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2010, and became Managing Partner in January 2011. McHard Accounting Consulting exclusively practices forensic and investigative accounting. Mohr conducts forensic accounting and other complex investigations for the McHard firm all over North America. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). She has testified as an expert witness in three states on a variety of matters. Mohr has a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She is a private investigator licensed by the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mohr has written articles for a variety of publications, including Fraud Magazine, and various bar journals.

Mohr served as an investigator for the City of Albuquerque’s Independent Review Office, where she investigated allegations of police misconduct against the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Mohr is a retired police officer from the City of San Diego, California. She worked with the Whatcom County (Washington) public defender’s office, investigating international smuggling and white-collar cases, well as conducting cause of death investigations, homicide and death penalty mitigation investigations.

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Cary Moore, CFE

Chief Executive Officer, MegaByte Security

With a career distinguished by 14 years of highly decorated service to the United States Air Force, of which seven were as a federal agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Cary Moore has more than 17 years of specialized experience in cybersecurity, enterprise forensics and technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM). Focusing on counterintelligence and counterespionage, he brings a unique perspective to insider threats and protecting some of the most sensitive data.

Prior to his current role, he served as a senior vice president, cyber intelligence and emerging threats manager at Bank of America. As a banking-industry specialist, Moore developed new ways to rob a bank and banking customers, then devised controls to prevent such fraud from realization. Currently, he is an associate partner for the IBM Red Cell Team where he conducts dark Web intelligence-gathering operations to identify compromised accounts, and get in front of fraud. Moore is also chief executive officer of MegaByte Security, a private consulting firm specializing in the secure management of information systems in the age of cyber terrorism and warfare, developing customized training and solution plans for the private and federal public sectors.

Most recently, Moore earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Texas in San Antonio and works primarily out of his office near Blackwater Bay, Florida.

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Kelly Paxton

Principal, K Paxton LLC

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and social media intelligence analyst.

Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a special agent for the U.S. Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. She was recruited by U.S. Customs for her expertise in finance. Paxton worked white-collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. Paxton worked as a contract investigator doing more than 1,000 security background investigations for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security.

Paxton has worked in the public and private sector. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. She is also the proud owner of Pinkcollarcrime.com, a passion of hers, about embezzlers in the workplace.

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Jean-Charles Plante, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CFF

Vice President, RSM Canada

Jean-Charles (JC) Plante is a vice president in the litigation and valuation services group of RSM Canada, providing forensic accounting, investigation and loss quantification services to businesses impacted by expropriations, commercial disputes, class actions and commercial insurance claims. He also assists legal counsel in quantifying damages in personal injury, matrimonial and other litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Plante worked in the forensic, dispute and valuation services teams at several national accounting firms. He has also spoken on issues surrounding fraud, commercial disputes, insurance claims and personal injury at several conferences and provided litigation support on matters before several federal and provincial courts, government enquiries, tribunals, commissions and arbitrations.

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Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

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Weiyi Tan, CFE, CIPM

Speaker information coming soon.

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Dr. David Utzke CFE, CFI, CCE, CBE

Senior Agent, U.S. Government

Dr. David Utzke has a lifelong learning educational philosophy which includes advanced degrees in computer science/programming, forensic accounting, international finance, global macro-economics and cryptoeconomics with 25 years of experience in cryptocurrency technology. Utzke’s interest in cryptocurrencies began in 1990 with the introduction of the first centralized cryptocurrency called Digicash. In 2009, with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Utzke began the development of open-source blockchain forensic investigative techniques now used in his work as an agent with the U.S. government. He has led cryptocurrency initiatives involving several hundred cryptocurrency cases over the past five years, major enforcement actions, and trains and supports field agents in ongoing investigations. Utzke also continues to develop his computer coding skills in Solidity used in 2nd Gen DLT SCS (Smart Contract Scripting) and dApps (distributed applications) platforms.

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Karen Webber, CFE, CPA

President, Webber CPA, PLLC

Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in Rochester, New York. She has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable adults for the last 10 years. She and her staff at Webber CPA, PLLC, consult with law enforcement, attorneys, government agencies, and other service organizations to provide financial evidence and expert witness testimony on elder exploitation cases. Webber plays an integral role in the expansion of elder exploitation multi-disciplinary teams across New York, and travels nationally to provide training and education on the important role of forensic accountants in financial exploitation investigations.

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Emily Wilson, CFE

VP of Research, Terbium Labs

Emily Wilson is the VP of Research at Terbium Labs, a dark web intelligence company. Wilson directs Terbium's strategic research programs, where she focuses on the dark web, the criminal economy for personal information and stolen payment cards, and the increasing overlap between fraud and cybercrime. Before her current role, she served as director of analysis at Terbium Labs, where she managed Terbium’s operational analysis team in identifying and investigating sensitive client data on the dark web. Wilson is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a regular guest on industry shows like The Cyberwire Podcast, and frequently speaks at conferences, industry events, and trainings.

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