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UNM Accounting Professor Brody Elected to ACFE Board of Regents

January 18, 2013

(Albuquerque, NM) The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, has announced that UNM Anderson School of Management Professor Rich Brody, Ph.D., CFE, CPA, has been elected to the ACFE Board of Regents.

Dr. Brody is the Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting and a Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow. Dr. Brody began focusing on fraud education in 2001, and joined the faculty at UNM Anderson in 2006. He is a prolific author and an expert on fraud, and was honored as the ACFE’s 2012 Educator of the Year.

"Dr. Brody is a major influence on the students," says Dr. Craig White, Chair of the Anderson Accounting Department. "He has created awareness and excitement among our students on the issue of fraud detection and prevention. This awareness will benefit them in whatever career they choose and many are considering this as the career of their choice."
Dr. Brody will begin his two-year term when he officially takes office at the board’s February 19-20, 2013 meeting at the ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Elected by Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) worldwide, members of the ACFE Board of Regents are responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of fraud examination as a whole. They have authority over the admission of members, continuing professional education and ethics requirements, and all other matters necessary to maintain the high standards of the ACFE.

Dr. Brody earned his doctorate in accounting from Arizona State University and previously worked as a staff auditor for Deloitte Haskins + Sells as a cost analyst for Hewlett Packard and as a senior financial reporting analyst for Tandem Computers. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 refereed publications and has made more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences and seminars. He also served on a panel, "It may be legal, but is it ethical?" at the 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition, and has been on the editorial advisory committee for Fraud Magazine since 2007.

Dr. Brody serves as an expert witness and has experience in both civil and criminal cases. He has worked with the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in New Mexico.

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