John Gill, J.D., CFE
ACFE VP of Education
“Applying to be a member of the Board of Regents and then being elected to serve the membership, were clearly the greatest events of my professional career. It even led to my later selection as the recipient of the Donald R. Cressey Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.” - Joseph R. Dervaes, CFE, CIA, ACFE Fellow, Regent Emeritus (1999-2003)
I served as the ACFE’s general counsel for nine years, from 1995-2004, and served as the Board of Regents’ legal advisor during that time. I was present at all the board meetings, and I can assure you being a Regent, as Joseph mentioned, is not simply an honorary position without any responsibilities. The Regents work during the year to address policy changes, approve changes to the rules governing admission, hear grievances against members, among many other things.
Their work is vital to the ACFE’s integrity, and their dedication to the membership is one reason for the ACFE’s continued growth and success. It is their job to make sure that your interests are being heard.
Even though you may have other distractions in your life, and run-off elections to vote for, I want to make a special plea to Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) to make sure you remember to vote for two open positions on the ACFE Board of Regents by December 31.
One of the privileges of being a CFE in good standing is that you are allowed to vote for those fellow CFEs you wish to represent you on the Board. The BOR is the highest elected office within the ACFE.
The election runs from now through December 31, so that gives everyone more than enough time to look at the candidates and select those whom you feel are most qualified. They have offered to work on your behalf to make the ACFE a great organization, so take them up on that offer and cast your vote.