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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

MD Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Welcome to ACFE MD Chapter 21

ACFE Maryland Chapter #21 is the primary nonprofit resource for fraud awareness training in our state. Members in our area share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In Maryland the Chapter acts as the local representative of the ACFE, the the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Find out more about the ACFE and certified fraud examiners at their website.


Chapter Leadership July 1

New President Jessica Gay and Other Changes

With the resignation of R. Frank Abel, effective June 30, the Board met June 18 and elected Director Jessica Gay to fill the 2nd year of the president’s term ending June 30, 2025. In accordance with the Chapter bylaws, the Board can fill a vacancy in the midst of an officer's term.

Besides Jessica’s appointment as president, earlier this month the general membership voted for the slate of candidates on the ballot. (The ACFE Global Headquarters suggested the Chapter use a slate when there is no contest.) The following five members were elected to the Board for a 2-year term beginning July 1:

Richard P. Henry

Tecla Kellum

Brodie M. Mack, Jr.

Keisha Morton

Tanya Pennington

Also, as a result of the general election, three incumbents will serve another 2-year term starting July 1. They are :

Daniel Semick, Vice President;

Stacy Lewis, Secretary;

Regina Miante, Training Director;

Deborah Pasto, Director;

Laura Tucholski, Director.

This team will join Robert Cantor, Treasurer; and Shameeka Jones, Director, who will start the 2nd year of their terms on July 1.


  • Details about our November event will be announced here.

Fraud Talk

Each month ACFE produces a podcast. Hear the latest:

Fraud Prevention and Program Integrity in the Public Sector