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Monday, November 12, 2012

Perdue School Hosts Eighth Shore Fraud Conference Friday, November 16

SALISBURY, MD---Some of the nation’s most prominent anti-fraud experts convene at Salisbury University during the eighth annual Shore Fraud Conference 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Auditorium.

Topics include understanding the cognitive biases that obscure fraud, fraud in the public sector and fraud investigation. Marianne Jennings, professor emeritus of legal and ethical studies in business at Arizona State University, delivers the keynote presentation, “If I Were Looking to Stop Fraud: The Seven Factors We Have Missed in Spotting Fraud Before It’s Too Late.”

Other speakers include Pat Huddleston, senior trial counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer; Daniel Draz, principal of the Chicago-based firm Fraud Solutions; and FBI supervisory special agent Robert Herndon.

Jennings’ columns have been syndicated nationally, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post and Reader’s Digest, among others. She has appeared as an expert and panelist on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, CBS Evening News and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. With six textbooks and monographs currently in circulation, she also has consulted for companies including Coca-Cola, Mattel, BlueCross BlueShield, Motorola and DuPont.

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Huddleston is the author of The Vigilant Investor and a frequent commenter on TV and radio programs including ABC News, CBS Moneywatch, Fox Business News, Consuelo Mack Wealthtrack and Chicago’s Monsters and Money in the Morning. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes and USA Today, among others.

As inspector general, Meyer leads efforts to monitor officials in the executive branch of state government and employees of state agencies. As chief of investigations in the Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit, he received an award from the National White Collar Crime Center for his leadership in preventing, investigating and prosecuting economic and high-tech crimes.

Draz has 26 years of fraud, economic and financial crime experience in the private sector. Before founding Fraud Solutions, he was the corporate investigations and special investigations unit manager at TransUnion, LLC, where he oversaw the corporate investigations department. He also served as the company’s global anti-fraud liaison for operations in 25 foreign countries on six continents. He also served as a fraud investigator for Standard Insurance Company.

Herndon’s name may not be immediately familiar to much of the general public, but his work is. One of his cases was the basis for the 2009 film The Informant!, starring Matt Damon. Herndon’s highest-profile investigations have helped bring down a corrupt judge, expose a crooked pharmacist and oust high-level executives of a multi-million-dollar corporation. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation and a personal presentation of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award from former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

The Delmarva and SU chapters of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Accounting and Legal Studies Department of SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business and the Iota Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society sponsor the conference.

The conference is open to the public. Admission is $130, $115 for past participants and IMA members. For additional information including a brochure and registration form, call 410-430-0469, e-mail frankfightsfraud@comcast.net or visit the conference Web site at http://pccouncil.imanet.org.



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