Excellence Award Recipients

Each year at the discretion of the board of directors, we honor an individual or individuals who have:

  • Played a significant role in the prevention, detection, or investigation of fraud;
  • Made a substantial recovery or savings due to his or her role in fraud examination;
  • Contributed significantly to the discipline of fraud examination;
  • Developed innovative techniques in the white-collar crime field;
  • Submitted legislation to detect and prevent fraud; or,
  • Educated others in the field of fraud examination.

The Excellence Award is given to thank outstanding individuals for their significant contribution towards meeting the goals of our organization and our profession in the State of Rhode Island.

The board of directors requests members nominate outstanding individuals that they feel are deserving of this award by August 1st.

2021

Pending

2020

No Recipient Awarded

2019

Kim Seebeck, CFE
Brianna Ruggiero, CFE
Julie Nuth, CFE
Nicholas Fanuele
Melissa Carrasco
Brittny Badway
Det. Connor O’Donnell

2018

Det. Mark Solomon

2017

Special Agent Matthew Amsden

2016

No Recipient Awarded

2015

Katie Davis
Parker Gavigan

2014

Det. Ernest Adams
Lt. Joseph Hopkins
Det. Michael Ortrando
Det. Richard Ptaszek
Special Agent Jon Ringel
Janet Viano-Vessella

2013

Richard G. Fondi

2012

Jack Costa
Dan Murphy

2011

Martha McVeigh, CFE
H. Chris Der Vartanian, CPA

2010

Det. Sgt. Killian

2009

Michael Stanton

2008

Det. Marcos Saenko (Ret.)

2007

Luis M. Matos

2006

Philip A. Benvenuti, CFE, CIA, FCLS

2005

W. Dennis Aiken

2004

Alan H. Ryder, CFE, CPA
Jeffrey L. Asermely

2003

Clifford J. Coutcher, CFE

2002

Professor Kevin W. Poirier, CPA
Det. Paul Ainsworth
Det. Sgt. Robert E. Avizinis
William R. Guglietta, Esq.
Lori A. Tellier, CPA, CFE