Three New Regents Elected


Mandy Moody
ACFE Social Media Specialist

The ACFE is proud to announce that Michelle Brown, CFE; Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, CFE; and James J. Oakes, CFE, CFCI, have been elected to the 2012-2013 ACFE Board of Regents. Fellow CFEs elected them from a list of nine candidates selected by the Board’s nomination committee. Brown, Darvall-Stevens and Oakes will take office at the Board’s meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Michelle Brown, CFE, Verizon Business

Brown, a pioneer in her field, has dedicated her career to working in the call-center industry. She has delivered a comprehensive suite of services to more than 60 global call-center clients and has received accolades from several Fortune 500 companies for her investigations and fraud controls. In one assignment, in which no fraud prevention team existed, she established, prepared and led an internal team of investigators in the discovery of a single fraud scheme with losses of more than $2 million.

Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, CFE, Ernst & Young, Fraud Investigation & Disputes Services

Darvall-Stevens has more than 25 years of anti-fraud and investigation forensics experience with Ernst & Young and in vehicle manufacturing insurance, and in law enforcement as a former policeman and detective. As a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2004, he said he wants to represent ACFE and its members, including those in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of the association’s sustained global efforts as the world’s largest anti-fraud organization.

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.

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