The James R. Baker Speaker of the Year Award is named for an ACFE faculty member who taught hundreds of classes and instructed thousands of anti-fraud professionals. The award was first presented to Jim Baker himself in 2008, and he died that same year after battling cancer. Since then, the award is given annually to a speaker who demonstrates the best qualities that Baker exhibited: Dedication. Experience. Knowledge. Professionalism.
Bethmara Kessler’s decades of experience leading audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigation efforts offers her audiences unique, practical and entertaining information.
Congratulations to Bethmara, the 2021 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year!