About Us

The national Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and parent to the Greater Milwaukee Chapter was established in 1988 and is based in Austin, Texas. The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 70,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Each member of the ACFE with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation has earned certification after a rigorous qualification process. 

Certified Fraud Examiners come from various professions including auditors, accountants, finance professionals, fraud investigators, security and loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators, and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in investigating fraud in its varied forms. CFEs are employed by many major corporations, government agencies, consulting firms, and investigative service organizations.

The ACFE sponsors more than 110 local chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud. 

Criminologist and former FBI agent Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, is Chairman and founder of the ACFE, as well as an advisory member of the Board of Regents. Bruce Dorris, CFE, CPA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the ACFE. Dorris has been ACFE for over a decade, previously serving as Vice President and Program Director.

The ACFE serves its members with a staff of approximately 50 dedicated professionals in Austin, Texas.

Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the ACFE chapter holds meetings and events throughout the year. Please join us to expand your professional network and learn about the prevention and detection of fraud. 

Our Mission

Our mission, like that of our parent organization (the ACFE), is to reduce the incident of fraud and white-collar crime through education, training and service programs designed to assist our membership and the business community with identification, apprehension, prosecution and deterrence of fraud.