The Importance of Voting for the Board of Regents


Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, 2018-2020 Board of Regents

As the month of December progresses steadily toward the end of the year, many CFEs around the world are busy focusing on end of the year activities and holiday preparations. With all of the hustle and bustle, it is easy to forget that CFEs have an important duty they must also complete before December 31: voting for the 2019-2020 Board of Regents. The ACFE’s Board of Regents plays a very important role for CFEs. The regents oversee membership standards, address critical membership concerns, review and approve disciplinary cases, and rule on membership changes that impact CFEs and how you use the CFE credential. If you have a serious concern about your CFE credential, or about CFEs in general, it’s possible that your concern could be heard and addressed by the Board.

Each year, two or three regents roll off of the Board and a new group of CFEs are nominated by you, the membership, to represent you before the ACFE on membership matters. The positions are non-paid volunteer positions and the group is made up of CFEs from various backgrounds and nationalities. The regents meet formally twice a year and remotely throughout the year as needed. Regents serve on the Board for two years and after their appointments, they are known as Regents Emeritus. This means that each year, new CFEs must be nominated and voted on by the membership.

Lucky for us, the 2019-2020 set of nominees is a fantastic group of CFEs who have stepped up to represent Certified Fraud Examiners in the coming years. Unfortunately, the 2019-2020 appointment only has two openings, and it is important that we all review the list of candidates.


“We are lucky to have such qualified candidates who are eager to give back and volunteer their time to help grow the organization.”

Ryan Hubbs, CFE, 2018-2020 Board of Regents

I have reviewed the list of nominees and I can tell you that we have well-qualified CFEs who have volunteered to serve. I know many of them professionally and have met the others at our ACFE Global Fraud Conference. We are lucky to have such qualified candidates who are eager to give back and volunteer their time to help grow the organization.

The need for anti-fraud professionals has never been greater, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and its members are ready to answer the call to fight fraud. Please do your part to help select our next additions to the Board of Regents. I encourage each of you to log in to the ACFE website and cast your votes for two candidates by December 31. Together, we can all make a difference in the fight against fraud.