ACFE Chapters 2016 Year in Review

As another year closes, it’s time to look back at all we’ve accomplished in 2016 and how the chapters have impacted the growth of the ACFE. Here are some of the highlights from chapters in 2016.

New Chapters

The ACFE welcomed seven new chapters in 2016, in which all but one were located outside of the United States:

Chapter Awards Winners

At the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas, the Heartland Chapter was named Chapter of the Year, and the Spain Chapter was recognized with the Chapter Newsletter of the Year. Additionally, Muna Buchahin Abulhosn, CFE, Mexico City Chapter President, was awarded the CFE of the Year, and Baton Rouge Chapter Leader, Allen Brown, CFE, was presented the James R. Baker Speaker of the Year Award.  

Chapter Leaders Meeting in Las Vegas

More than 75 chapter leaders attended the Chapter Leaders Meeting at the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Presentations were given by former Houston Chapter President, Ryan Hubbs, CFE; Singapore Chapter President and current ACFE Regent, David Rule, CFE; and Albuquerque Chapter President Beth Mohr, CFE; and former Chapter Treasurer, Janet McHard, CFE.

New ACFE Chapter Community

We released a new members-only online social network. Within the network we created a dedicated Chapter Leaders Community for our chapters to network and exchange ideas with each other. 

Scholarship Fundraising Challenge

It was a record-breaking year as ACFE chapters raised more than $28,000 in the 2016 Scholarship Challenge. Donations support the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program.

Other Accomplishments

  • The ACFE collaborated with the UAE Chapter and the Financial Audit Department of Dubai to host the first-ever ACFE Middle East Fraud Conference. It was a huge success with more than 400 anti-fraud professionals attending.
  • The Las Vegas Chapter hosted the ACFE Foundation Charity Poker Tournament during the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference and raised $1,600 for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • The Sydney Chapter, which formed just 12 months prior, hosted its Inaugural Financial Crime Conference, which drew in more than 100 anti-fraud professionals.
  • The Mumbai Chapter partnered with EY India’s Fraud Investigation Unit and launched the flagship Forensic Trailblazer Award
  • With help from the Montreal and other Canadian Chapters, the 2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada was the largest ACFE event that has taken place in Canada.
  • The Maryland Chapter donated $13,500 to Salisbury University to endow a fraud library. 

We would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting ACFE initiatives and volunteering your time to provide assistance to our members. You provide an invaluable service to the anti-fraud community around the globe. We look forward to another great year and more accomplishments in 2017.