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  • July 06, 2019 8:56 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the ACFE Houston Chapter?

    If so, the Fraud Week Committee is looking for volunteers. The Fraud week committee is responsible for communication, activities and events during Fraud Week. 

    Fraud Week is a global observance, November 17 - 23, 2019, where businesses, organizations, and individuals shine a spotlight on fraud. This is a critical opportunity for folks around the world to bring an awareness to fraud and engage the public in the fight against fraud.

    If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Krystin Mitchell via email at krystinlmitchell@gmail.com by COB July 15, 2019.

    Thank you in advance for your time and continued support of the ACFE Houston Chapter. 

  • June 25, 2019 5:32 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Thank you to the Houston Area ACFE Student Relations Volunteers that participated in on campus events during the Fall 2018 semester. Your efforts furthered the anti-fraud education in our community.

    Volunteers included:

    Mehboob Shrivastava

    Allen Mitchell

    Thomas Mullinnix

    David Kirtland

    Please reach out to me via email if you would like to volunteer in the future.

  • June 20, 2019 11:12 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    The Houston Area ACFE is pleased to announce the Hallie Merrick award at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.  The award will provide $500 per year for the next 10 years for one student annually based on overall GPA, course grades, involvement, student organizations, service, peer review, and interest in fraud examination.  This award in Hallie's memory was made possible by generous contributions from Hallie’s family, friends, colleagues, and the Houston Area ACFE. Additionally, the Houston Area ACFE would like to thank LSU Professor Glenn Sumners and Director of Development Jennifer Garrard for assisting in the development of this award. For more information on the award, please contact LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business or Professor Glenn Sumners.

  • May 06, 2019 8:06 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Yelesina Hernandez, student at University of Houston, has been awarded a $10,000 Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship.  Ms. Hernandez is anticipated to graduate with a BBA in Accounting in Fall 2020.  Yelesina has financed 80% of her education through employment.  Ms. Hernandez has been the recipient of the EY/ALPFA Scholar in Summer 2018 and KPMG / HBSA Case Competition 1st Place in Spring 2018.  Her extracurricular activities include the Hispanic Business Student Association and ACFE UH Student Chapter.  Congratulations, Yelesina!  We are incredibly proud of your achievement.

  • May 04, 2019 5:24 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    In April 2019, Isabella Estrada was awarded the Houston Area ACFE Scholarship at Sam Houston State University.  Isabella is a junior enrolled in the College of Business Administration as an accounting major.  Additionally, Isabella is a member of the honors college.  Ms. Estrada is anticipated to graduate in Spring 2020 and pursue a masters with an expected graduation of Spring 2021.  Congratulations, Isabella.

  • April 24, 2019 5:10 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Shipcom Wireless is seeking to hire very specialized fraud/control and compliance strengthening ACFE examiners that can assist the company to satisfactorily fill several IT audit positions on a project basis in the company. The hiring terms of these positions is based upon the candidates level of qualifying expertise. Upon hire they will be expected to provide Shipcom with their initial review of the company's existing IT control system's framework vulnerabilities and strength assessments.

    As a continuing active ACFE member and Government Accounting and Compliance Manager with a local government contractor located in the downtown Houston, TX area the company, Shipcom Wireless Inc., is in need of and is seeking to fill several very experienced IT cyber security/compliance auditor positions that can provide highly skilled investigative IT control system reviews and remediation after action plans to strengthen the company's internal IT system. Candidates can be either an independent or company represented consultants seeking new business opportunities in our local area. The Shipcom IT Director will lead this project review and manage both the direction and length of this project's life.

    Please feel free to contact Charles Johnson at cjohns_consult@hotmail.com at any time for any questions concerning these openings.

  • April 16, 2019 8:15 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    American National is currently seeking to hire a Senior Investigator to join the team.

    The chosen individual will have the following responsibilities:

    • Promote fraud awareness to all employees and agents.
    • Perform criminal investigations under the direction of the department head for Corporate Investigative Services.
    • Report criminal case results to law enforcement and regulators at the direction of the department head for Corporate Investigator Services.
    • Recommend corrective actions at the end of investigations, including changes that may mitigate current or future losses from current or future reoccurrences.
    • Identify opportunities for discovering fraudulent activity by employees and agents through continuous monitoring or continuous auditing.
    • Monitor and account for actual and potential restitution recoveries for assigned cases.
    • Document the results of investigations and other activities in case files and the CIS case management application, software or database.
    • Prepare written summaries of investigations to be provided to senior management and/or law enforcement and regulators.
    • Use designated audio or video recording devices and methods to document statements from alleged victims and subjects of review at an expected level and in a manner that can be used when needed for legal (civil or criminal) or regulatory proceedings.
    • Other duties may be assigned when needed.  

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or criminology and four years of investigator experience (preferably within an insurance carrier or financial services entity)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE from the ACFE), the Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI from IASIU) or the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA from the IIA) credential.
    • Experience and ability to gather expeditiously and judiciously relevant evidence and information.
    • Sufficient insurance, investment and business knowledge to independently discern acceptable activities from unacceptable activities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to develop business relationships with employees and agency management in many different operations and levels of the company.
    • Convey a professional image to officers, fellow employees, agents, law enforcement and regulators.
    • Effective communication of investigative results, both oral and written.
    • Ability to interview/interrogate using generally-accepted techniques.
    • Able to write and verbally communicate in Spanish is a plus.

    For those who are interested they are welcomed to contact Rebecca Hernandez or apply using the URL found below:


  • April 11, 2019 12:16 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Save the date! April 18, 2019 
    12th Annual SecureWorld Houston
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    6-12 CPE credits  •  30+ educational elements  •  Peer networking

    ACFE Member Discount Codes Below!


    Testimonial Video_Jan2018_Keynote

    For speaker announcements and updates,
    keep an eye on the Conference Agenda

    Keynote Presenters


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    Brian Harrell

    Asst. Director
    Infrastructure Security Agency

    Homeland Security 


    Shawn E. Tuma

    Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice Group Spencer Fane LLP

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    A PLUS Pass provides 6 hours of in-depth onsite training the day before the conference.


    Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

    Larry Wilson
    CISO and Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts

    Course Details


    Our Advisory Council members in the Houston area let us know the big issues for 2019, so we can ensure local speakers bring timely, relevant topics to the agenda.

    Mario Chiock, CSO, Schlumberger
    James B. McClellan, Technology Infusion Chief, NASA
    Diane Glick, Investigative Auditor, State of Texas
    Gregory Braunton, National Director, Catholic Health Initiatives
    Michelle Cantone, IT Service Delivery Manager, Tellurian Inc.

    See the full list of Advisory Council members: HERE

    Discount Codes


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    $50 off Conference Pass


    $45 off Open Sessions Pass (FREE)

    SecureWorld provides group rate discounts for security teams.

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    Conference Pass included
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    Access to all breakout sessions
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  • April 11, 2019 10:55 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    This position will be within the Anadarko Compliance & Ethics Center of the Legal Department, which is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day responsibility for Anadarko’s compliance and ethics program, including oversight of the Anadarko Hotline and resulting investigations, company-wide compliance and ethics training and education, and management of company-wide policies and procedures. This position will report to the Senior Counsel, Compliance & Ethics.

    For more information and to apply, go to https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ANADARKO&cws=43&rid=8715.

  • March 07, 2019 6:18 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Al Mitchell has graciously been a student relations volunteer for several years.  In Spring 2019, Mr. MItchell spoke on his experience in Accounting and law enforcement to students at Prairie View A&M and Sam Houston State University.  Thank you for volunteerism over the past three years, Al!

    If you are interested in volunteering to speak at area universities, please reach out to the Houston ACFE Student Relations Director.

    Al Mitchell with students from Prairie View A&M

    Al Mitchell with students from SHSU

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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