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    • Fri, April 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center (410 & San Pedro) 618 NW Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216
    2019 ACFE SA Conference Sponsorship.pdf


    Featuring: Retired FBI SA Max Noel


    Max Noel, a native of Nebraska, served as an F.B.I. special Agent for thirty-one (31) years. For thirty (30) of those years he was assigned to the San Francisco Division as a criminal investigator. During the 1970s Noel was the fulltime Principle Firearms Instructor (PFI) for the San Francisco Division. Max worked on numerous high profile cases during his tenure in San Francisco including the investigation of the Weathermen Underground, the Kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, the hijacking of a PSA flight by Bulgarian terrorists, the disappearance of International Brotherhood of Teamster's President Jimmy Hoffa and the investigation and successful prosecution of sitting Federal District Court Judge Robert P. Aguilar.

    In June of 1993, following the resumption of bombings by the individual known as the "UNABOMER" Noel was chosen to be an investigator on the newly created UNABOM Task Force (UTF). In the spring of 1994 he was named as the co-case Agent. In the summer of 1995, when the UTF was reorganized Noel was named as the Supervisor of the Projects/Reinvestigations Squad of the UTF. He also served as a member of the Senior management team directing the nationwide investigation In February 1996,following the identification of Theodore J. Kaczynski as the principle UNABOM suspect Noel was sent to Montana to lead a small group of Agents. The information developed by these investigators became a significant part of the probable cause cited in an affidavit requesting a search warrant for Kaczynski's rural Montana cabin. On April 3, 1996 Noel led a small team of Agents, who successfully removed Kaczynski from his cabin, served the search warrant and arrested Kaczynski. 

    In July 1998, following Kaczynski's guilty plea, Noel along with four (4) other members of the UTF received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service from Attorney General Janet Reno at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

    Noel retired from the F.B.I. in February 1999.

    John F. Bash, United States Attorney

    John F. Bash was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas on December 11, 2017. President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Bash on September 11, 2017, and he was confirmed by the Senate on November 9, 2017. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bash is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Western District of Texas.  He is responsible for prosecuting violations of federal criminal law in the district, as well as representing the United States in all civil litigation in the district in which the United States is a party.

    Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bash served as a Special Assistant to the President and as an Associate White House Counsel.  Bash was an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 2012 to 2017,  where he represented the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was previously an associate in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and served as a law clerk to the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and to Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

    Mr. Bash graduated from Harvard University in 2003, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2006.

    Thomas R. Fox

    The Compliance Evangelist

    "What is the Story in the Data"

    Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist. He has practiced law in Houston for 35 years. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and services company. He is one of the country’s leading experts on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, business leadership and compliance and ethics.

    Tom is the author 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international best-sellers “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” as well as his series Fox on Compliance. His latest book “The Compliance Handbook” was published in May 2018 and was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com in business ethics through its initial run. He writes and speaks across the globe on compliance programs.

    Tom leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and is the founder of the Compliance Podcast Network. 

    Thomas Golden

    "Admission Seeking Interview Techniques"

    “I’ve often said in mentoring staff that no matter how smart you are, no one’s successful without someone else giving them a hand up the ladder of success,” says Tom Golden, CFE, CPA. Golden,a professional speaker, author and retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), now focuses on speaking engagements and the debut of his new novel but says he owes a debt to all who have helped him during his professional career.

    Click here to read more

    Cynthia Hetherington, CFE  
    Hetherington Group

    Cynthia Hetherington has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing and training firm focusing on intelligence, security and investigations. Hetherington was named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the Year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

    Hetherington applies her expertise in library science and information systems to provide clients with strategic insight into research and complex investigations. During her career, she has assisted a vast number of clients with Internet investigations related to employee theft and intellectual property loss. Hetherington has also applied her research skills while conducting online and database research to uncover well-hidden relations between fraudulent associates, their assets and secrets. She has experience overseeing international investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. 

    A widely-published author, Hetherington authored The Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations (2015), the The Manual to Online Public Records (2008) and Business Background Investigations (2007), published by Facts on Demand Press. She is the publisher of Data2know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence e-newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations and other security-focused monographs. She is also recognized for providing corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices. 

    Jason Zirkle, CAMS

    Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division

    Jason Zirkle is an Intelligence Analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he works alongside Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations, including money laundering, fraud, embezzling and theft, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provides financial expertise to non-financial DPS criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking. Zirkle is the FinCEN Agency Coordinator for Texas DPS, and conducts training within DPS on FinCEN and financial crime.

    Monty St. John - Cyber Defenses

    Monty St John is a computer science and information security expert, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran, certified instructor, and author of dozens of classes for CyberDefenses. He has assisted numerous companies build and accredit laboratories, threat teams, and security operations centers. He’s also a prolific writer with two upcoming technical volumes set for 2018; Game Designer and Speaker.

    Monty’s investigative background began in the U.S Navy, where he spent the better part of a decade seeking out prisoners-of-war and individuals missing in action. Working to resolve and close decades-old cold cases in foreign lands in another tongue crafted a skillset uniquely suited to Infosec work. To prove it Monty shifted from the U.S. Navy to the U.S. Air Force, switching uniforms and positions, to the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The work done at DC3 was pioneering in many ways and some of the greatest talent in the industry can trace their history back to DC3.”

    What began as a simple meeting of minds with a few friends, has quickly grown into sharing across entire classrooms of new people, with different and keen ideas on how things should be done. Monty has written and teaches a variety of classes and prefers an active learning approach. Monty holds a firm belief that critical thinking underpins everything at some level, but more specifically in Infosec. Every class he crafts sustains this belief and is geared to empowering students to walk away with the ability to sleuth – to outline the problem and then determine the solution. He says. “Once you learn the reason why – the concepts that underpin everything—you will quickly realize that you can take them and apply them to any case, any engagement or issue presented.”

    He’s a regular speaker and trainer at industry conferences, including BSides (BSidesCharm, BSidesOK, BSidesKC, Austin BSides, San Antonio BSides, BSidesDFW, BSidesROC), Derbycon, ISSA Summits, OWASP Summits, and ISC2 Summits. He’s also presented security topics to a number of high profile and Fortune 500 executives.

    Get to Know Monty St John:


    "Artificial Intelligence"

    Today Verafin is one of the North American leaders in fraud detection and AML software.

    You’ll find our software in over 1700 banks and credit unions across North America. You’ll meet members of our team on tour across the continent and you’ll hear us talking a lot, not only about our software, but about what’s happening in the world of financial crime. We’re proud that our product helps detect and prevent serious crimes like human trafficking, elder abuse and identity theft. With our newest feature FRAMLx, we’re bringing our customers together and allowing them to collaborate under section 314(b) of the USA Patriot Act. We believe we’re stronger when we work together.

     The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, San Antonio Chapter #18 is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasbaregistry.org.

    Cancellation Policy and No Shows

    • Cancellations will not be eligible for a refund; however, substitutions will be accepted.
    • In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited.  
    • The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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Past events

Thu, March 07, 2019 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - 03/07/2019
Thu, February 07, 2019 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - 02/07/2019
Thu, December 06, 2018 ACFE Holiday Dinner; Thursday - December 6, 2018
Thu, November 01, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - November 1, 2018
Thu, October 04, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - October 4, 2018
Thu, September 06, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - September 6, 2018
Thu, August 02, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - August 2, 2018
Tue, July 17, 2018 Summer Social; Tuesday - July 17, 2018
Sun, June 17, 2018 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference
Thu, June 07, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - June 7, 2018
Thu, May 03, 2018 NO ACFE Luncheon for May 2018
Fri, April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
Thu, March 01, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - March 1, 2018
Thu, February 01, 2018 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - Feb. 1, 2018
Thu, December 07, 2017 ACFE Holiday Dinner - Ethics
Thu, November 02, 2017 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - Nov. 2, 2017
Thu, October 05, 2017 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - October 5, 2017
Tue, October 03, 2017 FBI Crime Days; Tuesday - October 3, 2017
Thu, September 07, 2017 ACFE Luncheon; Thursday - September 7, 2017
Thu, August 03, 2017 ACFE SA Luncheon; Thursday - August 3, 2017
Thu, July 06, 2017 NO ACFE Luncheon for July 2017
Sun, June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference
Thu, June 01, 2017 ACFE SA, TX Luncheon; Thursday - June 1, 2017
Fri, April 21, 2017 11th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
Thu, March 02, 2017 March 2017 - Luncheon: 1 CPE credit
Wed, February 01, 2017 February 2017 - Luncheon: SOLD OUT
Wed, January 04, 2017 January 2017 - No Luncheon
Wed, December 07, 2016 December 2016 - Holiday Dinner - Ethics
Wed, November 02, 2016 November 2016 - Luncheon: U.S. Secret Service
Wed, October 05, 2016 October 2016 - Luncheon: Cyber Crime
Wed, September 07, 2016 September 2016 - Luncheon: Life Insurance Scam
Wed, August 03, 2016 August 2016 - Luncheon: Cyber Forensics
Thu, July 14, 2016 July 14th - Summer Social Event
Wed, July 06, 2016 July 2016 - No Monthly Luncheon Event
Wed, June 01, 2016 June 2016 - Monthly Luncheon
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