Message from the President January 2019 Print

Message from the President

Message from the President


The Chapter would like to thank Scott Lockwood and John Fuller from the Iowa Department of Revenue for their presentation at the January meeting.


Chapter Officer Elections – 2019 is an election for the Des Moines Chapter. All officer positions are open for nominations and the description of those offices are listed under the announcements section of the chapter website.

In order to maintain a vibrant chapter, leadership is required.  I know that many of you have volunteered your time in the past and I would like to thank you for your efforts as well as thank the current officers.  For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to hold an officer position, please consider volunteering for a two-year term.  

Anyone interested in running for one of the officer positions, please send in your nomination to [email protected]

Monthly Chapter Meeting


Date: Tuesday February 12, 2019 Joint meeting with the IIA


Registrations must be received by 5 PM on Thursday February 7th.    


Registration: 11:00 – 11:30; Lunch: 11:30 – noon; Presentation: Noon – 1:00


Presenter: Terry Rich


Terry Rich is the retired President and CEO of the Iowa Lottery. During his tenure, he increased sales by over one billion dollars. He also served as President of the North American Lottery Association, which is responsible for helping states raise over 80 billion dollars for good causes and served on the board of Powerball as its audit chair.

Under his leadership, the Iowa Lottery cracked the nation's largest lottery fraud and for those efforts, he received the prestigious international Gambling Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award.

Topic: "The $80 Billion Gamble" - How a lottery ticket, a hot dog and Bigfoot foiled the largest lottery fraud in US history.

Your day's going great... and then you get the unexpected call that a fraud may have occurred under your watch. Your decision and direction could affect jobs, your business and personal friendships. As most companies focus on external hacking and fraud, Terry Rich will discuss an internal vendor fraud case to explore how established checks and balances, and a little luck, helped crack the largest lottery fraud in US history.

Meeting Location: Wakonda Club 3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

Directions: Wakonda Club


Parking:  Public parking is available    




Please consider renewing your membership or becoming a member of the Des Moines ACFE Chapter. We have kept our dues low again this year! The annual cost of membership is $20.  Our chapter does not offer a discount for partial year membership.  You may complete the application at any meeting or on our website under the heading “Join”.

Presentations / Speakers:  Do you or someone you know have a presentation that might be applicable and pertinent to our chapter? Have you recently attended an interesting seminar that might be appropriate for our chapter members? We are always looking for speakers and interesting topics and appreciate your input. Please share your suggestions with the Board:


President – Greg Williams ([email protected])

Vice President – Sue Williams ([email protected])

Secretary – Britt Davidson ([email protected])

Treasurer – Tammy Simpson ([email protected])

Please let any of the above-referenced board members know if you have any questions or concerns regarding our chapter or any comments on how we can better serve you. Our goal is to make our chapter beneficial to you as well as the anti-fraud community.

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Thank you for supporting your local ACFE chapter.  We look forward to seeing you!

Greg Williams, CFE, CIA

President, Des Moines, IA Chapter of the ACFE (#118)

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