Tope Eletu-Odibo, CFE, is a Supervising Senior Investigator at City of Austin’s Office of the City Auditor, where she investigates allegations related to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse within City government. She graduated from the University of East Anglia in U.K. with a Bachelor of Law and has a Master in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at University of Texas in Austin. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with 8 years professional experience in both fraud investigations and auditing.
Donna M Knapp is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience. Additionally she has acquired the following certifications; (CFF) Certified Financial Forensic, (CITP) Certified Information Technology Professional and (CFE) Certified Fraud Examiner. Her professional experience includes fraud investigation, prevention and assessment, data analytics, litigation support and federal and state taxation. She has provided data analysis and litigation support services in both business and divorce litigation, investigated business fraud and administered fraud risk assessments for clients. In 2014 the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, presented her with a Professional Speakers Award for her presentation on “Finding Hidden Assets in Divorce Cases”. Presently she serves as the chairwoman of the Communications Committee of the Business Valuation Forensic Litigation Support (BVFLS) section of the Texas Society of CPAs.
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, a CPA and is a member of the ACFE and the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.
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.
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.
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.