Brian Raygon is a Minerals Audit Director with the Energy Resources Program Area at the Texas General Land Office (GLO). His division performs audits on the oil and gas production reports and royalty payments received by the State and ensures they confirm with lease agreements, statutes, rules and contracts. His teammates collaborate and triangulate with attorneys, engineers/inspectors, auditees and other support teams to deliver quality work products. He has been an oil and gas royalty auditor since 2001 with the GLO. Brian graduated from St. Edward’s University with a BBA in Accounting and earned his MBA from Texas State University - San Marcos. Brian has been a CFE since 2017 and is an avid long-distance runner.
Erin is a shareholder in the public accounting firm of Phillips Anker, PC in Austin, Texas. She works with small to medium-sized businesses consulting with them on their various business needs ranging from financial statement and tax preparation to internal controls and fraud protection. Erin has held her Certified Fraud Examiner credential since 2007; she has over 21 years of accounting experience, and holds a CPA and a CFF credential (Certified in Financial Forensics) from the AICPA, as well as a CVA (Certified Valuators and Analysts) from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She received her BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware.
Carolyn Conn, Ph.D., CFE, CPA, is on the accounting faculty at Texas State University. She has been a CFE since 1997 and has consistently promoted the ACFE and the profession of fraud examination. She was instrumental in including a Fraud Examination course in the master's of accounting program when it was implemented at St. Edward's University and taught that course for several years. Many of her students have become CFEs. She has spent approximately half of her career in the classroom and half in higher education administration. She credits the ACFE with providing valuable insights and ideas for improving accounting operations and for enhancing her students' education.
Cynthia Martin is a Senior Forensic Accountant with the Public Integrity Unit at the Travis County District Attorney’s office. Prior to working for TCDA, Cynthia was an internal auditor at TxDOT and The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Martin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting and started her career at The University of Texas as an accountant before moving to Ontario where she worked for the Canadian government in various roles. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting, internal auditing, and fraud investigations. Ms. Martin is a CFE, and is a licensed CPA.
Jared serves as a Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory and Forensics practice and is the leader of the Austin office of HSSK, LLC. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner with over 17 years of experience assisting clients with the financial and accounting aspects of disputes and investigations including serving as an expert witness in litigation matters. Jared's experience includes developing and analyzing damage claims, conducting fraud and financial forensics investigations, examining and assessing corporate governance practices and internal controls, and evaluating complex data sets resulting from allegations of breach of contract, financial misrepresentation, fraud, director and officer misconduct, misuse of corporate funds and breach of fiduciary duty.
Zach Kelley has more than 20 years of executive experience in IT, Manufacturing, and Logistics. Additionally, he has been on the faculty of both Austin Community College and Texas State University, teaching topics that include Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence, Programming, and Global Logistics. He currently is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Information and Quantitative Methods at Texas State while also researching fraud cases, performing consulting work, and playing with his cat. Zach has a Masters of Science in Accounting and Computer Information Systems and has certifications in Project Management and Information Technology.