Cecily is the McCoy Endowed Chair in Accounting at Texas State University. She teaches both Fraud Prevention and Detection (a graduate elective in the Master of Accountancy program) and Intermediate Accounting I at the undergraduate level. She received her BBA, MBA, and PhD from Louisiana State University and she’s a CPA, CMA, and CFE. She is co-author of Cost Accounting: Foundations and Evolutions and sole author of Core Concepts in Accounting. Cecily has had numerous publications in academic and professional journals, including Strategic Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Reputation Review, Accounting and the Public Interest, CPA Journal, Ethics & Behavior, and International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances. She has been a member of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE since moving here from New Orleans in 2006.
Erin Anker, Vice President
Billy is a Consultant at the public accounting firm Heyman & Associates, PLLC, where he serves clients needing forensic accounting and fraud examination services. 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.
Marci is retired from the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where she most recently served as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management. In addition to implementing ERS’ risk management program, she has over 25 years of internal auditing experience with state agencies, including 20 years in ERS’ internal audit department as both a staff auditor and the Director of Internal Audit. Marci is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) and a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Marci received a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is currently the Board Secretary of the Austin Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners after having served many years as a Director. Marci has served on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors – Austin Chapter and is a Past President of the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors as well as a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She is a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the Lake Travis Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League, a non-profit organization that initiates and encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community. Marci currently consults part time for Weaver and Tidwell in the Risk Advisory Services practice.
Tracy has over eighteen years combined experience in accounting and auditing of private and public sector entities. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA). She received a BBA in Accounting from St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.
Andy is a Certified Fraud Examiner who has been investigating fraud and abuse in healthcare settings since 1992. Andy completed his professional training with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and has gone on to complete specialized training in healthcare fraud and investigating conflicts of interest. Andy is the Vice President Elect of the Austin Chapter of Fraud Examiners. He has been very active with the state legislature, most recently serving on legislative advisory committees on the rights of children in foster care, and on the rights of families under investigation by Child Protective Services. Andy has also served on numerous state agency working groups and committees, including recent work with the Texas Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation advisory committees on restricting the use of physical restraint and emergency medications in state mental hospitals. Recent reports by the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, by the Texas Comptroller's Office, and by numerous federal government agencies indicate that healthcare fraud is a significant, increasing problem in our society, costing the US billions per year. Through specialized training and experience, Andy has developed professional skills in the investigation of whistleblower claims of fraud against government healthcare agencies.