Welcome to The Tampa Bay Chapter of the ACFE
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is dedicated to providing our members with the most valuable, current techniques used to detect and deter fraudulent acts. The Tampa Bay Chapter's primary purpose is to serve the community by the promotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge and the interaction of its Members. This is achieved by offering Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits that focus on fraud prevention, detection and deterrence during our six annual dinner meetings. In addition, the Tampa Bay Chapter prides itself on its commitment to the growth of future fraud examiners by offering scholarships and additional educational support to the community.
Who We Are
Established in 1992, the membership of the Tampa Bay Chapter has grown steadily from the original 12 charter members to over 200 professionals from a wide range of industries throughout the Tampa Bay area.
In 2009, the Tampa Bay Chapter was recognized as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2009 Chapter of the Year. This is a prestigious award that recognizes our Chapter and its members as leaders in supporting the mission of the ACFE and supporting our local community. This is a global award, which is only given to one Chapter each year. Our Chapter is proud to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.
Our chapter election nomination period is now closed. Your involvement in the chapter activities is what makes it succeed towards its mission.
Board membership is a chapter service opportunity to help impact how much we do to help the community. Finding non-profit leaders and board members is vital to organizational success. This is an opportunity for you or someone you know to be a "difference maker".
We are calling for nominations for (3) Director positions. If you have any questions about what the director positions and responsibilities entail, please feel free to contact myself or any current board member with your questions.
Once all nominations are received and confirmed, the Election Committee will prepare the election ballot. The election ballot will be sent out to the eligible voting members, as outlined in our Chapter by-laws, by March 5, 2017. During this time, you will be voting for the selection of your choice of candidates. For your convenience, we will also place the names of the candidates on our website for your review. You must use the survey that will be e-mailed to you in order to place your vote. Voting will end at close of business on April 4, 2017.
The newly elected directors and officers will be announced at our Annual Meeting on April 11, 2017. Please make sure you vote, and as always, we thank you for your participation in our Chapter!
* Please note, in order to be nominated and elected o an officer position (Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President), the nominees must have served at least one term on the Board of Directors. Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in our Chapter by-laws on our website at www.tampabaycfe.org.
Kjell Purnell, President
ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter
And the new board members are:
.....congratulations and welcome!
Voting members will receive a ballot via email to cast your vote.
Results will be announced at our annual meeting on April 11th 2017.
November 2, 2016 - The Chapter Receives a Proclamation !
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the ACFE has received a Proclamation from the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners Proclaiming 'International Fraud Awareness Week' ! Our Board was honored to accept this Proclamation on behalf our great Chapter members, as we celebrate our 24th Anniversary!
PROCLAMATION PRESENTED BY COMMISSIONER LESLEY “LES” MILLER JR., ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF COUNT COMMISSIONERS, DECLARING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2016 AS INTERNATIONAL FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK AND EXTENDS THEIR CONGRATULATIONS ON ITS 24TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS TAMPA BAY CHAPTER FOR ADVOCATING THE VALUE OF THE ANTI-FRAUD PROFESSION TO THE TAMPA BAY AREA, AND BRINGING TOGETHER THE ANTI-FRAUD COMMUNITY THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITS 200 MEMBERS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.
July 22, 2016
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would like to welcome you to the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2016/2017 year! The Chapter’s mission is to serve our local community with the interaction of our members and expansion of knowledge to improve fraud detection and deterrence. We are fortunate to have among our chapter members’ representatives of law enforcement, government, investigative services, insurance, banking, public and private accounting and auditing as well as many other types of industries. Our goal is to provide group interaction with an environment for personal and professional growth and quality programs and content at an affordable value.
Last year, the chapter had a record number of 200+ members, and we are still growing! Our monthly dinner meetings continue to grow in size and offer a great value for CPE credits! And our two day May Seminar was one of our biggest! All this growth may mean a change in our meeting locations and venues.
This year, your chapter is planning some new things. Please look for updates on our web site as we keep you informed of events and opportunities for your involvement. By participating or volunteering your expertise and becoming more involved in our chapter, you will not only make valuable industry contacts that can benefit you and your institution, but you will also sharpen your skills.
And who wants to be a member of “Chapter Of The Year?” … we do!
Are you a CFE and NOT a member of the local Chapter? Why not? We could use your help and invite you to join today! Click here to join NOW!
We are always looking for new ideas and increased member participation so below I have included the date for our next two dinner meetings, and I hope you can join us. Please save these dates:
Save the Date: Chapter Dinner Meeting Tuesday September 13, 2016
Save the Date: Chapter Dinner Meeting Tuesday October 11, 2016
Separate invitations will be sent out prior to each event. Visit us at www.tampabaycfe.org for more details.
We are pleased to welcome this year’s board of directors and officers:
Kjell Purnell, President
Nancy Hoang, Director
I would like to thank each of you members for your support in making this year a great year! I am also very appreciative of our board members and officers who work hard in leading and planning for our chapter! Thank you to all of you!
If you have any questions or would like to assist with an upcoming event or activity, please contact me(President@tampabaycfe.org) or any board member. Thank you for your interest in our Chapter, and we appreciate your support of our organization.
I look forward to meeting you soon at one of our dinners!
Kjell Purnell, CFE
President, Tampa Bay Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners