2010 Awards Results Lifetime



Chapter president Erin Hager (r) presents the award to Larry Adams.

Congratulations to our chapter Lifetime Achievement honoree, Larry Adams!

The Board of Directors was pleased to present our 2010 Lifetime Achievement award to Larry Adams. This award is to recognize a lifetime of achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud. It honors the individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership to his or her fellow anti-fraud professionals.  

 Larry is currently a forensic consultant and teaches graduate-level classes in forensic accounting, fraud examination, criminology, ethics, and public administration. He has been a speaker not only for the ACFE but for a truly diverse collection of other professional organizations and government agencies.

 Larry Adams became a CFE in 1989 and he actually founded our chapter, hosting the first year of monthly meetings at his office. He was our first president, and because of his work growing the Arizona chapter, the ACFE Chairman and President asked him to serve as the first national chairman of the chapter development committee. He wrote the ACFE Chapter Development Idea Book to help start other chapters around the world. He also volunteered to write exam questions, vet exam study materials, and help coordinate seminars and regional conferences. The ACFE Board of Regents presented him with the Distinguished Achievement Award for his efforts to improve the education and profession of fraud examiners.

 Larry has written 120 articles and a book on fraud, and is a member of the editorial review board and a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine. He has developed an educational Web site with many resources for the anti-fraud professional, at www.larry-adams.com.

A quote about Larry: “It is especially gratifying to present this award to someone who has done so much not just in his career, but for our chapter and for the national association. The Arizona chapter owes much of its success to Larry's original and continuing contributions.