The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. The ACFE exists on six continents, and provides anti-fraud educational materials to over 300 Universities. The ACFE’s official mission statement can be found here.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ACFE was established on
March 31, 1993, and is one of nearly 200 chapters worldwide. The Pacific Northwest Chapter/ACFE consists of highly qualified fraud professionals. Members include accountants, auditors, financial managers, private investigators, educators, and anyone simply interested in joining the anti-fraud battle. If you are in search of a CFE to assist you in combatting fraud, check the CFE Referrals page.
Our Chapter mission is to promote fraud prevention and detection through educational training programs. We continually work to increase our outreach and professional networking at colleges and universities as well as in our community. We also provide the opportunity for at least two college or university students to receive a scholarship each year. For more information, check the Scholarships page.
The benefits of belonging to a local Chapter include, but are not limited to, networking opportunities, continuing professional education training, mentoring, promoting fraud awareness, leadership and opportunities to volunteer in the community.
Information about our training can be found at the Training page. Attending these fraud training events is not only inexpensive, but also an outstanding way to network with your fellow anti-fraud professionals.
For more information about becoming a member of our Chapter, click here.
Thanks for your interest in the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. We look forward to your future participation in the life and times of the Chapter.
Message from the President:
I want to thank all of you who took the time to vote for the slate of officers during our Annual Business Meeting on June 22, 2022. The following is your Board for July 2022-June 2024.
Kari Overson, President
Bob Holtfreter, Vice President
Victoria Kitts, Secretary/Treasurer
Joe Boynton, Director at Large and Training Director
Robert Goehring, Director at Large
Mike Nurse, Director at Large
James Peet, Director at Large
As always, you can reach the Board by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to reach out to us via email or during our monthly training seminars or other events.
Here is a little information about my background: I retired in October 2018 as the Special Agent in Charge of Western Regional Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General. We handled fraud investigations for the 14 western states. I have continued my fraud fighting efforts in the private sector since that time, under my own private investigation and fraud examination firm, Overson Investigative Group LLC. I work closely with prosecutors, attorneys, businesses and individuals to investigate fraud and conduct fraud examinations. I also provide litigation consulting services pertaining to Federal fraud cases. I served on the board of the PNW ACFE from 2019-2022 as Director at Large and Vice-President.
I want to thank Mike Nurse for his leadership the past two years as President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter. He provided guidance, knowledge and enthusiasm to our Board and our members and we can’t thank him enough for his hard work and determination to make our chapter the best it can be. I’m so happy he’s continuing to serve on the board for the next two years as Director at Large.
If anyone is interested in providing input on training, events, and networking opportunities, please reach out to the board at email@example.com. We would love to have people assist our board members in carrying out our goals and responsibilities. Please speak up. Any help you can give is appreciated.
The ACFE is hosting Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis at the Hyatt Regency in Seattle on October 13-14, 2022. The member rate is $695. Reserve your spot now. Several of your board members will be there and we hope to see you there. For more information: https://www.acfe.com/training-events-and-products/all-events/calendar-of-events/event-detail-page?s=Uncovering-Fraud-with-Financial-and-Ratio-Analysis-1022SWA, There may be a chance for reduced group rates for our members. Any questions, email the board.
The ACFE Global Fraud Conference will be in Seattle in June 2023! We look forward to having the conference here this year! Please let me know if you are willing to assist in planning the fundraiser for the ACFE Foundation, suggesting activities for attendees, and/or for setting up networking opportunities. I hope some of you will consider proposing a training course for the conference. It would be great to see our local members included as speakers at this Conference!
Check out our Training page for more information about this and other upcoming training events.
Let's keep our momentum moving forward these next two years! I look forward to working with you all!
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