Meeting/Event Information


May 18, 2018

Annual Seminar
May 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Table 100
100 Ridge Way
Flowood, MS 39232
Cynthia Cooper and Donna Ingram

$215.00 Member Registration
$195.00 Earlybird rate before April 30

$215.00 Non-member registration
$195.00 Earlybird rate before April 30

Attention CFE Members:

The Central Mississippi Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners would like to present the 2018 Annual Fraud Seminar on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 8:00 to 5:00 at Table 100 in Flowood, MS featuring 2 parts: 

“Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century” (4 hours of fraud and ethics CPE) by Cynthia Cooper

“Interactive Mini Fraud Case Studies” (4 hours of fraud CPE)  by Donna Ingram

Cost: $195 registrations made thru April 30th, $215 registrations made after April 30th OR at the door  

8 hours of CPE

Please register on-line by April 30, 2018.



Cynthia Cooper's Biography:

Cynthia Cooper is an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author and consultant. She is CEO of CooperGroup LLC and consults with public and private corporations in the areas of governance, risk management and compliance. Cynthia was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year for her role in uncovering the fraud at WorldCom and was featured as one of twenty-five most influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine.

Cynthia speaks to high school and college students on ethics, leadership and success and has donated all of the profits from her book to ethics education for students. She serves on advisory boards for Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University and previously served on advisory boards for the University of Alabama and Lehigh University.

Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors for Mission Mississippi and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public trust. She previously served as a member of the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and as a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Cynthia was the first woman to be inducted into the AICPA Hall of Fame and to receive the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Exemplar Award. In addition, Cynthia is a recipient, along with Senator Sarbanes and Representative Oxley, of the Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for contributions to educating the public about economics, business and finance.    

Cynthia and her team unraveled the fraud at WorldCom, to date one of the largest corporate frauds in history. Cynthia served as Vice President for MCI where she and her team helped the company move forward and successfully emerge from bankruptcy. Prior to joining MCI, Cynthia worked in Atlanta, Georgia for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. She received her masters degree from the University of Alabama and her bachelors degree from Mississippi State University.


Donna Ingram's Biography:

Donna Ingram is President of Donna M. Ingram, CPA, PC in Vicksburg, MS. She previously was a partner at May & Company, LLP for 18 years and has practiced accounting for over 30 years. In addition to being a CPA, Donna is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics. Donna is a graduate of Michigan State University. She was a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs peer review committee for over a decade, serving one term as Chair. She also served as a chair of the MSCPA's Accounting and Auditing Committee. Donna served on the AICPA's peer organizations and has been a presenter of accounting, auditing and fraud related courses around the country. Donna and her husband Paul have two sons, one following in his mother's footsetps as a CPA and the other an assistant PGA professional at Pasatiempo.

Chapter meetings begin in January and occur bi-monthly. Normally, meetings are scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month and are open to the public.  The luncheon-format meetings are held at River Hills Country Club in Jackson, Mississippi from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  The cost of the luncheon is $25.00. Advance reservations with the Chapter are required.  Each meeting provides an opportunity to network with fellow professionals and has a speaker or a program that addresses a topic related to fraud. One hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available to participants.  

Advance reservations are required by the hosting facility and are guaranteed by the Chapter.  The Chapter bills "no-shows" for the cost of the luncheon.  Reservation substitutions are allowed and encouraged.