CFEs elect three members to 2020-2021 Board of Regents

Fellow Certified Fraud Examiners elected Lyn Cameron, Kenneth R. Dieffenbach and Victoria Meyer to the 2020-2021 ACFE Board of Regents from candidates selected by the Board’s nomination committee. The three new regents took office at the Board’s meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas. They replaced Ryan C. Hubbs, Tony Prior and Elizabeth Simon who’ve served their terms.

“We thank Ryan, Tony and Elizabeth for their tireless work on behalf of the ACFE members,” says Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, president and CEO of the ACFE. “And we heartily welcome Lyn, Kenneth and Victoria to the Board of Regents as we look forward to exciting times at the ACFE.”

Lyn Cameron, CFE, LL.B, Senior director, Financial Integrity Unit, Microsoft Corporation

Lyn Cameron, CFE, LL.B, the senior director leading Microsoft’s Financial Integrity Unit, has more than 34 years of investigative experience. For the past 15 years, she’s managed global investigation teams at Microsoft and, previously, at Cisco Systems Inc. Cameron says she’s passionate about using technology to develop best-in-class investigative practices.

At Cisco, Cameron also led the global ethics program, which recognizes the role corporate culture plays in the prevention of fraud.

Prior to her corporate experience, Cameron spent five years with the forensic practice of a Big 4 accounting firm where she specialized in fraud investigations, fraud prevention programs and corruption vulnerability assessments.

She has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience with the Australian Federal Police, where she led multidisciplinary teams and teams of detectives investigating fraud and other federal offenses. Cameron has worked from Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. and has conducted investigations and provided consulting services in many countries and jurisdictions.

Cameron has been a CFE since 2000, served on the committee of the U.K. ACFE Chapter, is an active participant in the ACFE Corporate Alliance and has been a panelist at an ACFE Global Fraud Conference and the ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit.

Kenneth R. Dieffenbach, CFE, Assistant special agent in charge, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Justice Department

Kenneth R. Dieffenbach, CFE, has focused his entire 23-year federal law enforcement career on fighting fraud.

Since 2003, he’s served in various special agent roles with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General where he’s led dozens of complex and sensitive fraud and employee misconduct investigations.

He’s made more than 200 presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including six ACFE Global Fraud Conferences and numerous ACFE chapter events.

Dieffenbach is an adjunct instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, coordinates the DOJ’s Fraud Task Force’s Grant Fraud Working Group and has had articles published in Fraud Magazine and The Non-Profit Times newspaper.

He manages a nationwide team focused on contract fraud and proactive data analytics, and he’s the deputy director of the DOJ OIG’s Office of Data Analytics.

His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. Dieffenbach served more than six years as an active-duty special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He’s been a CFE since 2000.

Victoria Meyer, CFE, FCCA, MICA, Financial crime control specialist, Swiss International Business Academy

Victoria Meyer, CFE, FCCA, MICA, began her counter-fraud career 25 years ago investigating social security fraud in London. She qualified as a Certified Accountant with KPMG forensic accounting before moving to Switzerland to lead the forensic technology practice for PwC in Europe.

Meyer went on to develop the compliance intelligence function for UBS before setting up the Swiss International Business Academy, where, as the director of financial crime consulting, she specializes in anti-money laundering controls and investigations.

Meyer advises some of the world’s largest banks on customer and transaction screening, and often helps them satisfy the requirements of deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

In addition to investigating fraud and money laundering throughout her career, Meyer has worked on FCPA investigations across Europe (directed by the U.S. DOJ). She also led a team on a long-term assignment to identify assets deposited in Switzerland by people who later became victims of the Holocaust. The U.N. Security Council engaged her to work with government and industry bodies on a new format for counterterrorism sanctions data.

Meyer has worked extensively across Europe, the U.S. and in Asia and has spoken regularly at European and ACFE conferences, as well as numerous other professional events and webinars.

Board of Regents expels one member and suspends another

Robert Collins

The ACFE Board of Regents voted to permanently expel Robert Collins, of Hackham, Australia, from the ACFE. This decision was based on Collins’ multiple felony convictions and for providing false information regarding those convictions to the ACFE.

Kevin Breard

The ACFE Board of Regents voted to suspend Kevin Breard, CFE, of Northridge, California, from the ACFE for two years. This decision was based on Breard’s repeated failure to obtain engagement quality reviews as required by the relevant auditing standards.

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