Vote Today for the Next Three ACFE Board of Regents (con't)


Mandy Moody
ACFE Social Media Specialist

One of the most prestigious ways for CFEs to share their expertise and knowledge is by serving on the ACFE Board of Regents, an elected body of fraud-fighters responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of the organization. This year, as highlighted in yesterday's and today’s blogs, we have nine worthy candidates running for three open places on the 2012-2013 Board. Take some time and read through each person’s qualifications and vote here by Dec. 31, 2011.

Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP

Hubbs has more than 10 years of experience in the fraud investigation and internal audit field and more than 13 years of full-time and volunteer law enforcement experience. With the help of the ACFE Headquarters, Hubbs founded the New Orleans ACFE Chapter in 2007 and was the chapter president for four years. He is now the vice president of the Houston ACFE Chapter. As a full-time ACFE faculty member, he co-presents the CFE Exam Review Course and presents other courses such as Interviewing Techniques for Auditors and Conducting Internal Investigations.

Ramón Machado, J.D., CFE, CPA, First American Title Insurance Company

Machado, at both KPMG and Deloitte, provided expert testimony and conducted numerous fraud investigations both domestically and abroad. He recently was the chairperson for the California Society of CPAs 2011 Conference on Financial Statement and Tax Fraud and has served on its planning committee for the past decade. Machado is also a past board member of the Association of Hispanic CPAs and was an adjunct law professor at Pepperdine University and Chapman University.

James Oakes, CFE, CFCI, Financial Crime Risk Consultant

Oakes’ financial crime management experience spans the public, private and corporate sectors with an emphasis on financial services. He has worked on many complex cases, including those in corporate fraud, terrorism, ecrimes, corporate security, identity fraud, internal fraud, ethics violations, bribery and corruption. The Financial Services Authority, a U.K. regulator, has registered him as an “approved person” related to his money laundering reporting officer responsibilities. He has been vice president of the ACFE’s U.K. Chapter since 2005.

Gary G. Weishaar, MBA, CFE, CIG, FCLS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Office of Inspector General

Weishaar has taught throughout the U.S. on such topics as basic and advanced fraud training, interviewing techniques, identity theft, ethics in the workplace and employee conflicts of interest. He is a trustee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a member of the Audit Committee for the Carroll County Public School System in Maryland. He received the Governor’s Citation for Anti-Fraud Initiatives.

Paul E. Zikmund, MBA, CFE, Tyco International

During his nearly 15 years of managing forensic teams at various Fortune 500 companies, Zikmund has designed and implemented programs and controls to deter, detect and investigate fraud and misconduct. His years of public law enforcement and private sector experience include the investigation of complex financial and accounting frauds, forensic audit engagements and litigation support for legal matters. He has also taught fraud courses for the ACFE. Zikmund is a former board member of the ACFE’s Philadelphia Chapter.

Check out yesterday's blog to read about the other four candidates. Find more information, read complete bios and vote here.