3 New Regents Elected to 2022-2023 ACFE Board of Regents

ACFE STAFF 

The ACFE is proud to announce that Collins Wanderi, CFE, Chrysti Ziegler, CFE, and Wendy Wilder Evans, CFE, have been elected to the 2022-2023 ACFE Board of Regents. Fellow CFEs elected them from candidates selected by the Board’s nomination committee. Wanderi, Ziegler and Evans will take office at the Board’s meeting in February.

 

Collins Wanderi, CFE

Collins Wanderi & Co, Kenya 

Collins Wanderi is the chairperson and founder of the ACFE’s Kenya Chapter and has a wide range of experience in several fields related to anti-fraud work.  

He has been a senior eligibility officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a prosecutor in the Kenya Defense Forces, and the ethics and anti-corruption commission, forensics and litigation services manager at consulting firm KPMG Kenya.  

He was also head of internal affairs at the prosecution unit — asset recovery, evidence analysis and dispute resolution — at Kenya’s Revenue Authority, chairperson on the capacity building committee of the East African Revenue Authorities Tax Investigations Forum and the resource person for the OECD Tax Crimes for Africa.  

He is a trained military officer with the rank of captain. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, a post-graduate diploma in human resource management from the University of Nairobi, an MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a post-graduate diploma in law and practice from the Kenya School of Law.  

He has professional qualifications and experience in cyber forensics and counterterrorism, seizure of crypto assets and currencies, military science, leadership and command, security and crime investigations, intelligence gathering, analysis and production, strategic leadership development, and coaching and mentoring. 

 

Chrysti Ziegler, CFE

CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Houston, Texas 

Ziegler is the chief audit executive at CITGO Petroleum Corporation and has enjoyed a successful 24-year career in internal audit. After completing post-graduate studies in 2000, she moved to Houston, Texas, to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2008 when she joined utility company NiSource Inc. In 2012, she then moved to energy provider Genesis Energy L.P., and in October 2019, she started her current role with CITGO. 

As a longtime member of the ACFE and the Houston ACFE Chapter, Ziegler has served on the Houston Chapter board in escalating roles for the past eight years, including president from 2016-2020 and vice president from 2014-2016. She is a member of the ACFE Scholarship Committee and a core member of the ACFE Women in the Anti-Fraud Profession community. She was also a founding member of the ACFE Chapter Leaders Committee in 2017.  

Ziegler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from Texas A&M University. She has been featured in Fraud Magazine (“I’m a CFE”) and Hispanic Executive Magazine (“Chrysti Ziegler Takes Time for Internal Auditing”). She lives in Houston with her husband, two children and two rescued German shepherds. 

Wendy Evans, CFE

Lockheed Martin, Altamonte Springs, Florida     

As senior manager with Lockheed Martin’s ethics and enterprise assurance organization, Wendy Evans has a broad range of responsibilities at the aerospace and defense company. These include ethics officer training, resource development and case management.  

She also conducts special investigations on behalf of the senior vice president for ethics and enterprise assurance and the vice president of ethics and business conduct at corporate headquarters.  

Evan’s career began in law enforcement as a police officer in Louisville, Kentucky. She joined the FBI eight years later, assigned to the Tampa Division (Orlando Resident Agency), where she specialized in both white-collar crime and counterintelligence. Lockheed Martin hired her in 2006 as a security manager, and she became part of the company’s ethics and enterprise assurance organization in 2010. 

Evans serves as an instructor for the Society of Corporate Ethics and Compliance’s virtual academies. She is also a member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative and has been a national speaker on ethics, compliance, security and investigative topics. Evans is a member of the ACFE and has been a CFE since April 2016. She has also presented at annual ACFE conferences on the topic of investigations and ethics. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government Studies and Communications (Broadcasting) from Western Kentucky University and has completed two post-graduate MBA courses at Keller Graduate School. Evans and her husband, Doug, have two children, one in high school and one in college. 

Congratulations to Collins, Chrysti and Wendy! 

SOURCE: ACFE Insights – A Publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners