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 March 7 IIA Chapter Meeting

Chapter Event
3/7/2014 10:30 AM
3/7/2014 3:00 PM
Morehouse College | Georgia

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Registration Opens: 10:00 AM
Registration, Networking, Lunch : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker Presentations: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Morehouse College 830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314
DirectionsMorehouse College

CPE: 3

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $90.00

Student: $35.00 ​​

The joint meeting will be in the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center near the entrance to the college. Registration tables will be setup at the entrance of the Motorola Lobby, buffet lunch will be setup in this area also then move into dining section to eat. The speakers presentations will be in the Bank Of America Auditorium.  No food or drink is allowed in the Auditorium.




Randy Chartash, Assistant US Attorney and Chief of Economic Crime

RANDY S. CHARTASH has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia since mid-1991.  AUSA Chartash is currently the Chief of the Economic Crime Section.  He has been the chief since 2006.  AUSA Chartash has conducted all phases of criminal prosecutions with special emphasis on white collar crimes. 

 AUSA Chartash has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including  2011 U.S. Department of Justice John Marshall Award, Participation in Litigation (October 19, 2011) (The John Marshall Award, named for the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, is the Department of Justice’s highest award presented to attorneys for contributions and excellence in legal performance); 2011 Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award of Excellence, Investigation Category (“CIGIE”) (October 10, 2011) (The Award for Excellence recognizes the hard work, tenacity, and dedication in the fight against health care fraud); The Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (This is the highest award granted by the Attorney General within the Department of Justice among all employees, and normally only one is awarded each year); HHS Office of Inspector General Cooperative Achievement Award; and the Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, Executive Office of the United States Attorney. 

 AUSA Chartash received his JD from the University of Miami School of Law and was a federal clerk in the Southern District of Florida to Judge W.O. Mehrtens and then Chief Judge C. Clyde Atkins.  AUSA Chartash graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


Avery Munnings, CPA, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

During his 26-year career he has served public and private companies of all sizes, focusing on accounting and auditing services and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions

·        Broad range of experience in serving a wide spectrum of companies, including both SEC registrants and private entities. Significant experience in a variety of industries, including mining, manufacturing, aviation and transportation, banking, the public sector, homebuilding, telecommunications, media, and technology

·        Previously served as professional practice director (PPD) for the Atlanta and Birmingham offices, with responsibility for managing all aspects of audit quality, including accounting and auditing consultations and risk management. In this role, also served as the concurring partner to a broad range of clients across the Atlanta/Birmingham practice

·        Previously led Deloitte’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice in Atlanta, serving a wide range of strategic and private-equity clients in Deloitte’s national M&A practice

·        Experience includes two years in Deloitte’s national office accounting consultation group, where he specialized in M&A transactions. He also completed a six-month rotation in Deloitte’s national SEC services group, where he gained an in-depth knowledge of SEC accounting and reporting matters. During that time, he was responsible for pre-filing reviews of documents filed with the SEC, as well as for assisting clients with responses to SEC comment letters

Education & Professional qualifications

·        Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from  Morehouse College, Class Valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa

·        Member, American Institute of CPA’s


·         Born and raised in the Bahamas, Avery came to the US to attend college.  He graduated from Morehouse College in 1986 as Class Valedictorian with a BA in Accounting. 

·         Avery joined Deloitte in 1986, and he was promoted to partner in 1998. 

·         Avery has been a very active contributor to community activities on a national and local level.  He is/or has been a member of the following:

  • Board of Trustees of Morehouse College
  • Boards of Directors of KIPP Metro Atlanta
  • Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Georgia.  
  • Boards of Directors of America’s Second Harvest
  • Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
  • Board of Directors of Jerusalem House. 

·         Avery is well recognized as a business and community leader having completed Leadership Atlanta as a member of the Class of 2003. 

·         Avery is married to Valerie, his wife of 25 years.  They have two children.


Joint Presentation - Interviewing Techniques

Sarah Rideout, Supervisory Special Agent, Immigrations & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations

Sarah Rideout is a Supervisory Special Agent with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Atlanta, Georgia.  She has over 26 years as a special agent with legacy U.S. Customs and ICE HSI.    Group Supervisor (GS) Rideout began her career in Miami, Florida, where she investigated international drug smuggling and money laundering.  She also served on the Southwest Border in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, where she was assigned to Internal Affairs.  GS Rideout was a senior instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC) where she taught ethics and integrity reinforcement to all Customs employees.   While assigned to the FLETC Behavioral Science Division she taught interviewing and interrogation, search and arrest procedures, surveillance, stress management, ethics and trial preparation to employees of over 80 federal agencies.  GS Rideout is trained in various interview/interrogation  methods including the Reid Interview Techniques and Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN).  Following her assignment at FLETC, she was a National Program Manager in Washington, DC with ICE.  

She oversaw various trade programs including in-bond diversion, trade agreements, and textiles and had investigative oversight of  the Customs Broker Program for ICE.  GS Rideout has served as an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Gaborone, Botswana, where she instructed law enforcement officials from over 29 sub-Saharan African countries in trade fraud and money laundering. GS Rideout has been assigned to HSI Atlanta for approximately 7 years and supervises investigations of Trade Fraud, including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Export Violations and Counter Proliferation Investigations (CPI).  She supervises nine (9) Special Agents and one Investigative Assistant. In 2012 GS Rideout represented ICE and provided training in counterfeit pharmaceuticals at the ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights against Trade in Counterfeit Goods in Jakarta, Indonesia.     GS Rideout is also a fact finder for ICE and conducts internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct. She holds a BS in Economics from Clemson University​


William Studdard, Retired, Supervisory Criminal Investigator, U.S. Department of Treasury 

William Studdard is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Public Accountant  in Carrollton, Georgia. Retired from the United States Treasury Department as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator, William has more than 31 years of government service. His  professional experience includes the investigation of tax fraud, import/export fraud, violations of international economic sanctions, money laundering and other financial crimes in addition to the investigation of a wide range of other criminal activity, including international drug and weapons smuggling.

He also served as a senior instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center teaching forensic accounting and financial investigation, interviewing and interrogation, trial presentation, and other law enforcement subjects to special agent and police officer trainees from over eighty federal agencies. He has worked under  contract  providing  investigative  services  to  the  US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and delivering training in financial investigation and forensic accounting to international audiences for the US State Department. As a faculty member at the University of West Georgia, William currently teaches courses in accounting and fraud examination. He obtained his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia) and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. William

is a U.S. Navy veteran, retiring from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander.