James D. Ratley, CFE
ACFE President and CEO
And the ACFE’s #1 New Year’s Resolution for 2012 is…
#1: Continue to be the Best Anti-Fraud Organization in the World
From the moment we began the ACFE more than 20 years ago, we have always maintained that we don’t want to be the biggest organization, or the fanciest, or the most exclusive. We simply want be the best. We strive to provide the best benefits, the best education, the best events, the best products and the best people around to assist a membership we are proud to say spans borders, cultures and professions.
As we look ahead to a promising year, I can’t help but reflect on the record-breaking year we had at the ACFE in 2011. We had more than 2,200 attendees at our ACFE Annual Fraud Conference in San Diego, Calif., last June, setting attendance at an all-time high. Our Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference took place for the first time in Singapore last October, and we welcomed a record-number of new CFEs to the organization. We launched a newly-designed ACFE.com and continue to hear how much easier the site is to navigate and how the updated look reflects our growing and changing membership.
I encourage those of you who have “Becoming a CFE” on your list of resolutions to take advantage of the resources and people we have available here at the ACFE to help you achieve your goal. Whether you need a coach, a Review Course, tips and tricks, an organized plan or just a learned ear, we are here to get you moving in the right direction.
So, while looking ahead is exciting and a necessary step to remaining the best anti-fraud organization in the world, we also look at the many achievements and changes we have made over the last year that remind us of all that can and will be accomplished in the years to come.
Here is a recap of exactly how we plan to remain on top:
- Grow the ACFE Advisory Council
- Continue to Provide New and Relevant Courses and Events
- Expand Our International Presence
- Improve the Design and Content in Fraud Magazine
What are you hoping to achieve this year? Leave us your comments below.