The Baker Award: Bethmara Kessler, CFE

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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.

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Congratulations to Bethmara, the 2021 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year!