ACFE News In Memoriam: Daniel Brennan Sprehe

ACFE News 

In Memoriam  

Daniel Brennan Sprehe 

November/December 2010 


Daniel Brennan Sprehe, 32, an ACFE Greater Chicago Chapter board director, passed away Sept. 28, from complications of diabetes.

Mr. Sprehe was special assistant in the City of Chicago Office of the Inspector General.

“We are all extremely saddened by the passing of our dear colleague, Dan Sprehe,” said David S. Marshall, CFE, CISA, CFS, president of the ACFE Greater Chicago Chapter. “Dan taught us to go forward with optimism and courage despite adversity. We are honored to have had the pleasure of working with Dan and enjoying his company, his insight, his sense of humor, his charm, and his ability to ‘get the job done.’”

According to his colleagues, Sprehe made many friends in his chapter and made a point to share his enthusiasm for his career with students interested in the anti-fraud profession.

“Dan was the chapter’s membership chairman and one of our Collegiate Liaisons who went to colleges and universities promoting the ACFE and motivating students on how the CFE credential would benefit their careers,” said Delena D. Spann, CFE, CCA, the chapter’s executive director and an ACFE Regent Emeritus. “Dan was our friend. We miss him dearly,” she said. “He loved the ACFE and what it stood for. He was enthusiastic, dedicated, creative, and one you could certainly count on. Dan was what we call a servant in his own right.”

To carry on Mr. Sprehe’s legacy, the Chicago Area Chapter’s board of directors made an initial contribution of $500 in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the foundation at: 11 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1880, Chicago, Ill. 60603-1344.

The chapter also established and contributed $1,000 to the Dan Sprehe Scholarship Fund, which will assist higher-education students who are pursuing careers in fraud detection and prevention. The ACFE headquarters has also contributed $1,000 to the scholarship fund. Further contributions may be sent to: Susan L. Henry, 2034 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4713. Please make out checks to: “ACFE Chicago Chapter.”


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