CFEs elect Tiffany R. Couch, David C. Rule to Board of Regents


Certified Fraud Examiners have elected Tiffany R. Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF, and David C. Rule, CFE, EnCE, CISM, to the 2015-2016 ACFE Board of Regents from six candidates selected by the Board's nomination committee. Couch and Rule took office at the board's meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Tiffany R. Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF 
Acuity Forensics 
Vancouver, Washington

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF, is founder and principal of Acuity Forensics, a boutique forensic accounting firm with national presence, based near Portland, Oregon. She has more than 17 years of experience in accounting, with the last 10 years focused solely on forensic accounting-related engagements. She has conducted dozens of financial investigations, managed high-profile litigation cases and has testified in state and federal jurisdictions. She's worked with local, state and federal officials to support their work in several significant embezzlement cases.

Couch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, cum laude, from Central Washington University. She's an ACFE faculty member and a nationally recognized speaker and media resource on fraud and forensic accounting.

Couch is the recipient of the ACFE's 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year award, presented to an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She's also an honoree for the 2007 Accomplished and Under 40 in Clark County, which recognizes individuals younger than 40 for their professional, personal and community accomplishments.

David C. Rule, CFE, EnCE, CISM  
Xione Group, Ltd. 

David C. Rule, CFE, EnCE, CISM, has more than 30 years of professional experience in investigations and project management and has lived and worked in Asia for more than 23 years.

He began his career with the British Royal Navy. After leaving the service, he founded PGI Consultants, a successful risk management company, which Deloitte & Touche Forensic Services Ltd. Hong Kong subsequently acquired in 2006. Rule then became director of analytics and forensic technology services for Deloitte & Touche, overseeing computer forensics, e-discovery and investigation services before becoming senior manager for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2008, Rule began David R & Associates and also formed the Xione Group to address corporate security concerns across the Asia-Pacific region.

Rule is the president of the ACFE Singapore Chapter, a member of numerous professional bodies and has delivered lectures on the subject of information security in Asia and in the U.S.

He directed computer forensic teams that investigated two of Asia's biggest fraud cases. Rule's experience includes project managing multi-jurisdictional investigations and data collections in Europe and for multi-national corporations and international law firms in the U.S.

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