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SHSU - Woodlands Campus - ACFE IN PERSON and VIRTUAL COMBINED Event - "Winning Ethically in Business: Lessons from a Convicted Fraudster"

  • November 08, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sam Houston State University, Woodland Campus, Room 150, 3380 College Park Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.
  • This is the walk in registration price for in person attendance - same day of event

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The Student Chapter of the Sam Houston State University ACFE announces a Special Event

Speaker: Aaron Beam, Corporate Ethics, Educational Speaker, formerly CFO of HealthSouth

Title: Winning Ethically in Business: Lessons from a Convicted Fraudster*

Description:  Ethics define that a single decision can alter the path and the strength of a life's journey.  Aaron Beam speaks about how ethics have to be discussed and seen as an opportunity for success. Beam and his story reinforce the importance of doing the right thing, even-- and especially-- when no one else seems to be watching.  

Bio: Mr. Beam was a co-founder of Healthsouth and the company’s first CFO. From 1984 to 1996, he helped grow Healthsouth into a Fortune 500 company. However, in 1996, he took part in an accounting fraud at the company that resulted in one of the largest corporate frauds in the history of the United States. In 2003,  he pled guilty to the crime and was sent to federal prison.

He began his public speaking career in 2008 and as of 2018 has spoken to over 500 different groups. These include universities, associations, companies, churches and civic groups. His primary message is about corporate fraud, who is actually responsible, how they take place, and what can be done to prevent frauds such as Enron and Healthsouth. While Mr. Beam does not consider himself a motivational speaker, he does hope his speeches will motivate people to live a more ethical life.

Mr. Beam is also an author. His first book “Healthsouth: The Wagon to Disaster” was published in 2009. His second book was published in 2015 “Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business.” He graduated from Bossier High School and LSU in 1967. Today he lives in Loxley, Alabama with his wife of 47 years, Phyllis.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define "Ethics" and how it applies to executive business
  • Identify the most common types of conflicts of interests
  • Learn how mistakes made can change behavior
  • In Person: 4:00 - 4:25 Networking with Hors D'Ouevres
  • 4:25 Remarks from ACFE Chapter - Sam Houston State University
  • Zoom Link Opens at 4:20 pm
  • 4:30 - 5:30 - Presentation
  • Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

Event Policies:

*This event qualifies for an Ethics CPE credit for the CFE credential. 

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.  

Additional Information:

Delivery Method:  Group Live & Group Internet Based
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No.  125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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