UNM Accounting Professor Richard G. Brody was recently elected to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board of Regents.

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 the election of Richard G. Brody to the ACFE Board of Regents.

Brody is the Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting at the University of New Mexico and a Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow. He is a prolific author and an expert on fraud, and was honored as the ACFE's 2012 Educator of the Year.

Brody and another newly elected regent, Bruce G. Dubinsky, will began their two-year terms at the board's Feb. 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.

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.

Brody 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 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.

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.

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 65,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit: ACFE.

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