The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.
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The Houston Area ACFE Chapter was chartered in September 1989 through the efforts of several founding members.
On September 6, 1989, twenty-four Houston CFEs met to form a local chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A petition was formed, signed and application submitted to the ACFE. Also formed was a nominating committee to prepare for a slate of officers. The next agreed to meeting was scheduled for October 3, 1989 to elect officers and start the new business of this chapter.
The original founding members are as follows:
Blomstrom, David B.
Broussard, Andrew P.
Brown, Cecil V.
Gillen, David G.
Heckler, Jane A.
Huey, Ernest D.
Kliamovich, Allen J.
Leggio, Frank M.
Lott, Paul L.
Lyons, Emory Keith
Martinez, Richard P.
Middlebrooks, Gary D.
Nelson, Robert E.
Pistorius, David L.
Raymong, Kenneth J.
Reh, Richard E.
Schoppe, Kenneth W.
Stoddard, Richard B.
Walsh, Gail M.
The Mission of the Houston Area ACFE Chapter was also adopted:
Over the past 20 years, numerous CFEs, Associate Members, and volunteers have helped the chapter grow and have contributed tirelessly to helping the chapter achieve its original mission.
In 2009, 20 years after the Houston Area ACFE Chapter began its mission, past President's of the chapter were honored with James D. Ratley, the Chairman of the ACFE presiding.
20th Anniversary Presidents Photo - 2009: In attendance - ACFE President - Jim Ratley