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.
Ping has worked with Texas General Land Office (GLO) for over 20 years. During this time, she had worked in several programs, and held various positions in auditing, accounting, and financial analysis related work. Her current responsibilities include audit of Oil and Gas leases for the State. As a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, she is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 2012. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spent time with family.
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.
Rob is the leader of Internal Audit at Samsung Austin
Semiconductor, where he manages a variety of audits relating
to internal control, compliance, operations, and fraud. He earned a
Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
Saint Louis University. He has 10 years of internal audit experience and
is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He also is a Certified
Internal Auditor (CIA) and Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds accreditations in Financial
Forensics (CFF) and Project Management (PMP).
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.
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.
Billy currently serves a Chief Financial Officer for a multi-national plastics manufacturer. Billy has more than 28 years of experience in law enforcement, including almost 10 years of white-collar crimes investigations. Billy earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Economic Crime Investigations from Syracuse University’s Utica College, and a Master in Business Administration from Texas A&M University’s Corpus Christi campus. Billy is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Master Peace Officer’s certificate. Billy is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Billy is an adjunct instructor for the National White Collar Crime Center in the Financial Investigations Practical Skills class and the Targeting Investment Fraud course which is conducted jointly with FINRA.
Cynthia is co-founder of Workplace FactFinders, a licensed investigations firm that specializes in investigating business-related misconduct. She has over 15 years’ experience in the private sector, conducting complex, high-profile and business-critical investigations. Cynthia previously managed the enterprise-wide employee hotline for Transamerica Life Insurance Company, which serviced over 12,000 employees. She has trained and supervised a team of investigators and has personally investigated hundreds of matters. Cynthia is co-author of the book Company Confidential: The Secrets to Efficiently Resolving Employee Conflict. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Human Relations from Amberton University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech/Communications from Iowa State University and a paralegal certificate. She is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (with distinction) and has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2008. Cynthia has been a member of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE since moving to Austin in 2015.