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  • April 25, 2018 1:41 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

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

    2018 Spring Semester Volunteers Included:

    Chrysti Ziegler

    David Kirtland

    Scott Lanham

    Gabriella Marshall

    Shawn Pickens

    Al Mitchell

    Krystin Mitchell

    Photos from Events on Campus

    If you are interested in volunteering for future speaking engagements with the student chapters, please reach out to Katherine Avery Guillot for more information.

  • April 13, 2018 10:07 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Chrysti Ziegler and Katherine Avery Guillot had the honor of presenting the Houston Area ACFE Scholarship at Sam Houston State's College of Business Administration Academic Awards Program. The recipient, Tia Shofner, graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting in December 2017 and will pursue her Masters in Accounting beginning in the Fall of 2018. Tia currently serves as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Student Chapter President at Sam Houston State University. Ms. Shofner, Dr. Oscar Harvin, and the SHSU ACFE Student Chapter board members have worked tirelessly to provide high-quality anti-fraud education opportunities to SHSU students. Congratulations, Tia!

    "I am extremely excited about the Houston ACFE’s plans to award an annual scholarship to a Sam Houston State University student! In addition to providing financial assistance to a student each year, the scholarship will promote the benefits of students belonging to the ACFE and encourage the pursuit of fraud related careers.  Sam Houston State University is uniquely primed to develop students for fraud related careers as a result of its excellent accounting, criminal justice and digital forensic academic programs." - Dr. Oscar J. Harvin, Assistant Accounting Professor and SHSU ACFE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

  • April 10, 2018 9:23 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    The UHCL ISACA / ACFE Student Chapter is a top nominee in the Most Improved Organization category by the UHCL Organizations and Activities Student Life Office.  Awards will be bestowed to the top organization at the UHCL 40th Annual Student Leadership Banquet on April 20th.  Dr. Jun Hao, faculty advisor, thanked the Houston Area ACFE Chapter for the ongoing support to improve the UHCL ISACA / ACFE Student Chapter.

  • January 19, 2018 1:41 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    We are so proud to announce that our very own Ryan Hubbs was elected to the 2018-2019 ACFE Board of Regents!  Fellow CFEs elected Ryan and two others - Tony Prior and Elizabeth Simon - from a list of nine candidates selected by the ACFE Nominations Committee. Hubbs, Prior and Simon will take office at the Board's meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas. Click here to read more about all three new Regents.  

  • January 19, 2018 1:00 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Houston's First Baptist Church & EAGL Technology are hosting a first-ever presentation & full demonstration of their active shooter countermeasure technology using the only wireless gunshot detection system in the world. This technology was developed by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) post Sandy Hook. More information can be found at www.eagltechnology.com

    With recent shootings around the country and most recently in Houses of Worship in TEXAS, this closed event will demonstrate gunshot technology with a full demonstration and showing of how EAGL technology, upon detecting a gunshot, does the following:

    ·      Fully autonomous lockdown of facility/doors;

    ·      Messages via Public Address System/Mass Notification;

    ·      Ballistics Data;

    ·      Provides Photo & Video;

    ·      Provides Location of Shooter (Lat/Long);

    ·      Provides realtime sharing to Law Enforcement and any others as required;

    ·      Wireless system.


    Contact Chuck Andrews at charles.andrews.cso@gmail.com to register.

  • December 15, 2017 11:49 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    National Oilwell Varco plans to add a person in Houston and one either in the UK or the Middle East.  They’re looking for experienced forensic accountants/investigators, who will work investigations 70% of the time and help with SOX audit work 30% of the time.  If you are interested or know people who would be good candidates for the role, please follow the link below for more information.  


  • November 11, 2017 8:33 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

    International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 12, 2017 worldwide

    [Houston, TX]– Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse analyzed 2,410 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $6.3 billion.

    The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 12-18, 2017, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

    The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE joins hundreds of organizations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign.

    During Fraud Week, official supporters will engage in various activities, including: hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or the community, conducting employee surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organization, posting articles on company websites and in newsletters and teaming up with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.

    The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE requested and obtained a Fraud Awareness Week proclamation from State of Texas State Governor, Greg Abbott.

    ACFE President and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE, said that the support of organizations around the world helps make Fraud Week an effective tool in raising anti-fraud awareness.

    “The latest statistics tell us that fraud isn’t going away, and companies that don’t have protective measures in place stand to lose the most,” Ratley said. “That’s why it is reassuring to me to see so many businesses, agencies, universities and other organizations involved in the Fraud Week movement. The first step in combating fraud is raising awareness worldwide that it is a serious problem that requires a proactive approach toward preventing it.”

    “Since our first Fraud Week more than 10 years ago, the movement continues to grow,” Ratley said. “I heartily thank all of the supporters of Fraud Week for making it what it is today.”

    For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit FraudWeek.com.

    The 2016 Report to the Nations is available for download online at the ACFE’s website: ACFE.com/RTTN.  The Report is in PDF format.

    About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    Based in Austin, Texas, 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. For more information, visit ACFE.com

  • November 07, 2017 10:18 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    On this election day, don't forget to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 ACFE Board of Regents! 

    Our very own Houston ACFE Past President

    Ryan Hubbs

    has been nominated for the ACFE Board of Regents and wants your vote in this election.  There are only 3 positions open, so don't delay and submit your vote for Ryan today!

    To read more about the candidates, election process and deadlines, go to ACFE.com or click below. 

  • September 19, 2017 12:31 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php.

    For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479488300.

  • August 18, 2017 11:53 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)
    A colleague from the Colorado Springs ACFE Chapter sent me this article and I was impressed with how the article was such an easy read for such an important topic so I wanted to share it with our Houston Chapter members. 

    The topic: The importance of website security updates for small businesses

    Read the full article here.

    The article answers questions you'd ask yourself, like "what exactly are security updates?" and "why would a hacker waste time on my small business?"  A very quick and interesting article and I suggest taking 3 minutes to read it. 


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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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