R. Frank Abel, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIDA
Daniel Semick, MPA, CFE, CGFM
Robert N. Cantor, CPA, CVA, CFE, CDFA
Stacy Lewis, MS, CFE
Regina Miante, CPA, CFE, CICA, CPC, CPIP
Alan E. Small, MBA, CFE, CIA, CCA, AFTA
Ex Officio-Immediate Past President
Director, Internal Audit, President's Office, Morgan State University.
2022 Board Highlights
During a March 18, 2022 Zoom meeting the following occurred:,
Maryland Fraud Conference, April 2022
Under the leadership of President Frank Abel, the Board organized a joint in-person and virtual conference with a combined attendance of almost 700 participants receiving training. Bruce Dorris, ACFE's President and CEO was one of the many speakers.
Election Results June 2022
The Chapter attempts to stagger terms of the Board so some officers and board members are elected every year for 2-year terms. The following individuals running unopposed as a slate,received a 96.67% favorability rating from the electorate of CFE and Associate Members: were elected in 2022: Daniel Semick, Stacy Lewis, Ken Demianchick, Bruce Hall, Jessica Gay, Deborah Pasto, and Laura Tucholski.
The following individuals took office in July 2020 to begin serving a 2-year term, based on the results of the 2020 election:
Vice President: Stephen J. Lesniewski, Jr.
Secretary: Daniel Semick
Board of Directors:
Examples of Past Actions with Officers and Board of Directors _________________________________________
"Another first class training from the Maryland Chapter"
Board Members Join Academicians and Students at Salisbury University
Several members of the Chapter's Board are
shown (front row, blue shirts) here with faculty and students of Salisbury University's Fraud and
Forensic Accounting Program. Board Members attended the Shore Fraud
Conference on the campus Nov. 22, 2019. The Chapter hosted an
information table so others could learn about our activities and find
out how to join us. Also, Chapter members joined a number
of other conference participants from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
from James Ratley, president emeritus of ACFE, and other speakers.
Moreover, on this occasion the Chapter provided a donation to the
University's Fraud and Forensic Accounting Program. More about the
contribution can be found on our Scholarships/Awards page
Some Board Members Attended the First ACFE Global Conferences Online
Board Members joined more than 1,700 fraud fighters around the world at
ACFE's first virtual Global Fraud Conference, which started June 22,
2020. Experts on data analytics, law enforcement, covid-19 responses,
interviewing skills, whistleblowing, and many other topics provided
insights for 3 days. The previous week some Board Members networked
virtually with leaders of other chapters in a 2-day free event organized
by ACFE. Similarly, some Board members attended the 2021 global conference oniine.
Chapter Assisted ACFE Training in Baltimore
Volunteers from the Chapter's Board of
Directors provided administrative support at ACFE's training program in
Baltimore Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, 2020. ACFE's lecturers on legal aspects of
fraud and interviewing skills trained more than 50 participants from
across the country and other nations gathered at the Hilton Baltimore.
Board Members Robert Hauf, Heather McLaughlin, Regina Miante, and Daniel
Semick represented the Chapter at the event. Check back to learn whether ACFE will provide another training session in Baltimore in the fall 2022.
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