President's Message

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:05 AM | Barry Pruitt (Administrator)

WELCOME to the 29th year of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ACFE!  I hope you are as excited as I am to see what this next year holds.  I feel very honored to be serving as your President this year and know this has been a crazy time so far.  This is definitely a year we will never forget, but I am happy to report our chapter continues to move forward.   I feel very blessed to have our immediate Past President Barry Pruitt just a phone call or email away, as he continues to assist in guiding the chapter.  We also have Jason Conner serving as Vice President, Lauren Wesley as Secretary, Michael Booher as Treasurer, and Micheal Baer, Phyllis Pickett, Jessica Scouten and Teri Williams return as the 20/21 Board of Directors.  Britt Wood is serving as our Training Director.  We have a board that can handle just about anything, including Covid-19.

In accordance with our bylaws purpose and objectives; we will continue to serve the community and promote improved fraud detection and deterrence through the expansion of knowledge and interaction of our members.  To enable us to do that for the rest of this year, we will be hosting virtual luncheons & meetings using Webex.  We are thrilled to be having Member Benefit Day, September 17 for 8 hours of CPE!  December 10th is our Virtual Brunch featuring 2 hours of CPE of Ethics-Fraud related.  We have diverse speakers lined up for August, October, and November as well.

Please take a minute to look at our website, as it has been updated this year and become familiar with finding upcoming events, how to register and to view all the scholarship winners for 2020.  Check out our News tab (below) for current Save the Date information of upcoming events. Our chapter has been active for 28 years and will continue to be active long into the future and I hope you will join in by participating, asking questions, serving on a committee, and even having fun while learning.  

Next week on August 20, we kick off the new year with Dr. Beverley Alleyne, RFI & Phil McGovern, CPA, CFE, MACC at our first virtual luncheon event of the year, so do not forget to register!

Suzzie Singleton, CFE, CGFM

Chapter President


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