James D. Ratley
James D. Ratley serves as President and CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. In addition to his executive duties, Mr. Ratley serves as a member of the ACFE's faculty, and teaches regularly at workshops and conferences on a variety of fraud-related subjects. Mr. Ratley graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Business Degree. He served for 15 years as an officer with the Dallas Police Department before joining Wells & Associates, a forensic accounting practice, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE's training and education programs. In 2005, Mr. Ratley was awarded the ACFE's Cressey Award, the organization's highest honor. It is bestowed annually for a lifetime of achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud. Mr. Ratley was named One of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2012 and 2013. Currently, Mr. Ratley serves as adjunct professor at the University of Texas, where he teaches a masters-level fraud examination course in the McCombs School of Business. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.