Corey Bloom and Tommy Seah elected new ACFE Regents

ACFE members recently elected Canadian Corey A. Bloom, CFE, CA, and Singaporean Tommy Seah, CFE, CMC, FAIA, ASCA, ACIB, MIIA, to the 2005-2006 Board of Regents. Members chose Bloom and Seah from a list of six non-U.S. candidates nominated to reflect the ACFE's international growth, said James D. Ratley, CFE, program director and chairman of the ACFE Nominations Committee.

The Board of Regents sets standards to promote professionalism and ensure the reputation of the CFE credential. This role is expected to continue even after the ACFE's eventual transition to member-controlled, non-profit status.

Bloom and Seah were sworn in as new Regents during the Board's February meeting at ACFE Headquarters in Austin, Texas. They replaced retiring members Marilyn B. Peterson, CFE, CCA, and Michael W. Hackworth, CFE, CPA. (Peterson was recently elected as a member of the new Non-profit ACFE Board of Directors.) "I want to give a very special thanks to both Marilyn and Mike on their tireless work and leadership on the Board," said Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the ACFE. "They are models of what we look for in Association volunteers. May their numbers increase."

Corey Anne Bloom, CFE, CA, has been with BDO Dunwoody LLP in Montreal, Canada, for six years and has more than 14 years of experience in the accounting profession. Her extensive experience includes work in fraud investigations, forensic accounting, auditing, and providing litigation support for the largest single case of auditor negligence in Canada. Bloom was also the chosen auditor for two federal candidates for Elections Canada, where she was responsible for preventing and detecting electoral fraud. The ACFE recognized her for earning the top score on the Canadian Uniform CFE Examination.

A recipient of the Governor General's Award of Excellence in the Province of Quebec, she has lectured at McGill University on fraud and forensic accounting subjects. Currently, Bloom is enrolled in the Graduate Investigative and Forensic Accounting program sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She was recently added to the ACFE Faculty, where she will provide instruction to members on fraud-related topics. Bloom is trilingual; she speaks English, French, and Spanish.





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