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The Heartland ACFE Board is made up of the following positions:

 

- President
- Vice President & Training Director
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- President Emeritus
- 3 Directors at Large
- Members at Large

 

The Heartland ACFE fiscal year ends July 31.  Elections for President, Vice President & Training Director, Board Members, and Members are Large are held prior to the beginning of fiscal years ending in an odd numbered year.  Elections for Treasurer and Secretary are held prior to the beginning of fiscal years ending in an even numbered year.  The President Emeritus must be a past Board President.  All positions, with the exception of the President Emeritus are two year terms.  Elections for open positions are held annually prior to the first meeting of the Board.

 

General duties of each board member are listed below:

 

President

Only a Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing may hold the office of President.  The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter, and when present, shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter. He or she shall exercise general supervision and management of the affairs of the Chapter; shall consult with and inform other officers and directors, members, and the Corporation of significant events; shall make an annual report to the members of the Chapter and the Corporation; and shall perform other duties prescribed by the Board of Directors as well as all duties incident to the office of President and chief executive officer.

 

Vice President

The Vice President shall report to the President and shall assume the duties of the President in his or her absence. When the Vice President acts in place of the President, the Vice President shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall be responsible for other duties that President or the Board of Directors shall delegate from time to time.  The Vice President shall be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing.  The Board may vote to allow associate members to hold the office of Vice President. 

 

Secretary

The Secretary shall report to the President and shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; see that all notices are given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as may be required by law; be custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the Chapter and see that the seal of the Chapter is affixed to all documents as authorized; maintain the membership records of the Chapter, and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing. 

 

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall report to the President and shall be responsible for all financial records maintained by the Chapter. All moneys received by the Chapter as well as disbursements therefrom, shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer. He or she will ensure that any funds received are properly deposited for safekeeping to the credit of the Chapter; that all disbursements are properly approved; that the Board is kept advised of the status of the accounting of funds; and otherwise perform appropriate duties to see that the assets of the Chapter are properly safeguarded. The Treasurer shall produce annual financial statements of the Chapter and submit them to the Board and the Corporation within three months of the end of the Chapter’s fiscal year, and in general shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing. 

 

President Emeritus

The President Emeritus serves in an advisory role to the president, president-elect, and chapter as a whole, and provides guidance and expertise as a knowledgeable member of the Board of Directors. The President Emeritus advises on past practices and operations in accordance with the chapter bylaws. Upon request, the President Emeritus assists officers in performing their duties.

 

Director at Large

The Director at Large board member is appointed for a specific purpose and receives the position because the individual has something that the board sees as being useful in its decision-making. This could be experience, expertise or special insight. One duty of a Director at Large becomes educating the board with this special information.

 

Member at Large

A Member at Large has no specific duties unless assigned by the chairman of the board or a board committee but has the same rights and responsibilies as other board members. This position has no voting authority.