Board of Directors

President

Bruno Pavlicek

Verizon Wireless

Bruno Pavlicek is a Senior Investigator with Verizon Wireless's Corporate Security Department. Bruno is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI). He also has previous experience as a County Prosecutor's Office Detective and Police Officer. Bruno holds a PhD in Psychology and Master's Degree in Economic Crime Management. Bruno's LinkedIn Profile is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brunopavlicek

Vice President

Lawrence Clark

MARTA

Lawrence Clark an auditor, fraud investigator, and public speaker. He has been an employee of MARTA for nearly 22 years.  Lawrence came to the Audit Department from MARTA's Police Department (MPD), where he spent nearly seven years of service as an officer and sergeant. He has been with the Audit Department for over 14 years where he serves as a lead auditor/fraud investigator. As an auditor Lawrence conducts risk-based, compliance and financial audits, As a fraud investigator he investigates tips received from the employees, customers, and the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline.

Secretary and Chapter Historian

Nnennaya Anyaebosi

MARTA

Nnennaya works at MARTA in the Internal Audit Department as a Special Projects Auditor. As part of MARTA’s Internal Audit Department, she conducts compliance and operational audits of various departments. She conducts routine analysis and evaluation of MARTA’s operations for compliance with various MARTA and Government policies, procedures, and guidelines. Nnennaya is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Prior to joining MARTA, she worked as an  Accountant for over 15 years.

Treasurer

Debra Mcglaun

Debbie is a Senior Manager at Smith & Howard, a certified public accounting firm.  Debbie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP), and a Certified Cybersecurity Advisory Services Practitioner.  Debbie’s primary focus is leading Smith & Howard’s Advisory practice engagements including, fraud and forensic, System and Organization Control (SOC), litigation support, financial due diligence, and consulting projects.  Her experience also includes the development of internal control policies and procedures to help companies manage strategic, operational, and regulatory compliance risks, including fraud risks. 

Debbie is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Troy University with a BBA in Accounting.  She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Fraud and Forensics Advisory Council and the Accounting and Auditing Conference Task Force.  Debbie is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  She is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and was a former board member of St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc. and Emerge Scholarships, Inc. She has more than 19 years of experience in public accounting.

Chairman, Speakers Committee

Lloyd Lane

Moore Colson

Rusty Lane, CPA, CGMA, CFE is a Director in Moore Colson’s Consulting Practice. Rusty has over 34 years’ experience in accounting, business operations, tax compliance and litigation support in the public accounting and private sectors. He also has Big 4 experience providing financial advisory services, forensic accounting, fraud investigations and activity based costing models to Fortune 500 clients and government agencies.

Rusty conducts financial statement fraud investigations and provides expert witness reports and testimony in litigation cases involving disputes between shareholders, financial institutions and stockholders. He also serves as an accounting and operations manager for various businesses under receivership where he manages daily operations, including: vendor relations, inventory control, forecasting and cash flow. Rusty also develops forecasts, budgets, cash flows and business plans for clients, and their stakeholders, while designing internal controls procedures for operations and accounting units to safeguard assets and assist in the management of the company.

During his extensive career, Rusty has worked as controller for a global vehicle importing company, as the regional manufacturing controller for a top 50 privately held corporation, and as the division controller for a national specialized maintenance corporation.  In these positions, Rusty worked directly with senior executives, operations managers, and stakeholders to develop reporting matrices, improve processes, and find synergies among related companies.  Prior to entering the accounting field, Rusty served in the United States Marine Corp as squad leader and field radio operator.

Co-Chairman, Seminar Committee

Victor Hartman

The Hartman Firm, LLC

Vic is the Principal of The Hartman Firm, LLC in Atlanta.  He specializes in Internal Investigations, Forensic Accounting, and Fraud Mitigation Consulting.  Vic is an attorney, CPA, and CFE.  He also represents whistleblowers and regularly speaks on the topic of fraud.

Co-Chairman, Seminar Committee

Kurt Schulzke

University of North Georgia

Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia

 

Chairwoman, Membership Committee

Haley Curtis

EY

Haley Curtis is a Forensic & Integrity Services Senior Manager with Ernst & Young.  She develops Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML program operations strategy, metrics, training and quality assurance for global banking clients.  Haley also manages large KYC operations teams for remediation and business-as-usual activities across multiple locations.  These efforts require successful mobilization of large-scale onshore and offshore support models at EY Managed Services Centers.

Chairman, Career Affairs and Scholarship Committee

Douglas Legg

Doug is a CFE and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration. He also has 30 years of previous  law enforcement experience serving as a Police Officer and Supervisor, Detective, United Nations Police Trainer and white collar crime investigator.

Chairwoman, Webmaster/Technology

Brandi Steinberg

IAG Forensics & Valuation

Brandi joined IAG in 2016 as a Forensic Accountant in IAG Forensics and Valuation’s forensic accounting and litigation services practice.   Her experience is comprised of both public and private practice, having spent several years in public accounting and serving as a controller for an automotive group.  She possesses extensive experience in financial reporting; auditing of local governments, non-profit entities, and private companies; taxation of individuals and businesses; addressing complex accounting issues; evaluating and designing internal controls; and performing corporate investigations.

Brandi is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She is a member of the AICPA, GSCPA, ACFE, and GACFE.  Brandi currently serves on the Georgia Southern Forensic Accounting Advisory Board and the Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board.

Brandi is a Double Eagle of Georgia Southern University where she received both her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and her Master of Accounting.

Chairwoman, Social Media

Carolyn Brooks-Colins

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Ms. Carolyn Brooks-Collins has served as the Manager, Compliance & Special Projects for Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) since joining the company in 2012.  She is responsible for managing the organization’s internal controls and compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Those responsibilities encompass quarterly monitoring, deficiency analysis and remediation, as well as, internal controls reviews with the CEO and CFO.  In addition, as chairperson of the Fraud Committee, she is responsible for fraud awareness and prevention efforts within the company.

Prior to joining OPC Ms. Brooks-Collins worked for Southern Company Services and Southern Nuclear as a Systems Auditor and Business Process Analyst.  She has over 25 years of diversified and extensive audit and accounting experience in the utility and manufacturing industries. Her knowledge and skills include internal audit, risk management, financial reporting, project management and process improvement.

Ms. Brooks-Collins has a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and an MBA in Project Management from Ashford University.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). 

Member at Large Chair

Elizabeth Simon

Cox Enterprises

Elizabeth Simon is the Director of Ethics & Compliance for Cox Enterprises, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was appointed to her current role in November 2019 but was on the Cox Communications compliance team for almost seven years prior to that.  She is responsible for managing the Ethics Hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations that are relevant to the company.  She also oversees the Records & Information Management program, ensuring that all employees have the tools and knowledge to maintain the records required by laws and regulations.  Ms. Simon leads compliance-related projects, such as standardizing the investigation process across the company’s divisions.

Ms. Simon currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics (ACE) Roundtable, is a Regent Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and a Member-at-Large on the Board for the Georgia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (GACFE). 

Ms. Simon holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degrees in Accountancy from East Carolina University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia (active) and North Caroline (inactive), a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, and a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional.

Member at Large Chair

Dana Velasquez

EY

Dana is a manager at EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice in the Atlanta, Georgia office. She has over eight years of experience assisting clients with assurance and advisory services.

Dana has experience in the public and private sector; such experience ranges across multiple industries assisting clients in managing their investigations and compliance programs. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).