Dear Chapter Members,
Today, I find myself writing my second “Message from the President,” wondering, “How did I get here?” Well, I had a lot of help from YOU! I now want to give back to the MTACFE and its members which give so freely to me. As I reflect upon my first board and chapter meeting last month and where we have been as an organization, where we are, and where we are headed, all I can say is “WOW.”
During my presidency, my hope is to continue building upon the success of those who have brought the MTACFE to where it is today. I hope to further our training opportunities to best serve our membership. I hope to continue to make our chapter relevant with positive messaging through increased education and the good work we do.
The highlight of the year for me is the Member Benefit Day and the Annual Fraud Conference. Attendance continues to grow, as does the relevant content. This year, our September 24th Member Benefit Day registration filled to the 200-member limit within two weeks of opening. Normally, we allow for members to register and then open registration to the public. Not this year! In fact, there are members on the waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please follow the cancellation policies and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that someone may “benefit” from your spot.
Member Benefit Day will launch at 7:30 a.m. with sign-in and a continental breakfast in the Tennessee Room at the William R. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower. The program starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp. There will be snacks through the day with lunch on your own.
If that information wasn’t already enough, our Annual Fraud Conference has outgrown the One Century Place venue. Our Chapter leadership and Conference Committee are working diligently to provide exciting, comfortable accommodations. A new facility, a new layout and a host of great speakers are in store for attendees. Details are to follow in the coming days.
The hard work of leadership, committee chairs, and volunteers is contagious to the betterment of our Chapter. This collective embodies what I have grown to love and respect in the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Again, all I can say is “WOW.”
Barry S. Pruitt, CFE, CFI, CCII, CCTA