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 Ethics and Fraud

Chapter Event
10/29/2013 8:00 AM
10/29/2013 12:30 PM
Bryant University, Smithfield RI |

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8:00 AM Registration

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seminar served with light breakfast
  • Internal Auditing on the Subject of Ethics – Speaker Chris Der Vartanian
  • Fraud Today and a Case Study – Speaker Lori A. Tellier, CPA and CFE
Chris Der Vartanian is the Senior Vice President - Chief Risk Officer at Navigant Credit Union in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he oversees the Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, and the IT and Physical Security areas of the $1.4 billion Credit Union. 
Prior to his current position, Mr. Der Vartanian was employed by the State of Rhode Island for nearly 21 years, most recently as the Chief Auditor for the State of Rhode Island Bureau of Audits where lead that office for 8 years and where he was responsible for the internal audit oversight of over 150 state department, agencies, quasi-agencies, and programs.  In addition to Chief Auditor, Mr. Der Vartanian served the State of Rhode Island as the Supervisor of Examinations in the Division of Banking and as an Examiner-In-Charge in the State Insurance Division.  He has also worked for GTECH Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island, Ernst & Ernst & Young in its Providence office, American Bankers Insurance Group of Miami, Florida and Price Waterhouse in its Miami, Florida office.

Mr. Der Vartanian is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in accounting. He also is a graduate of the Senior Executives in Local and State Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Der Vartanian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants where he sits on the Business, Industry and Government Committee, and the American and Rhode Island Chapters of Certified Fraud Examiners. 
He resides in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Lori A. Tellier, CPA, CFE is a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College, majoring in Accounting.  Ms. Tellier worked in public accounting for three years at the former Ernst & Whinney.  Subsequently she was the Director of Internal Audit and Assistant Vice President at a local financial institution.  With the onset of the state’s banking crisis in 1991, Lori began working at the RI Department of Attorney General as an investigator, assisting in the examination of several closed institutions.  After seven years working under Attorney Generals James O’Neil and Jeffrey Pine, she went to work for the State Police as an investigator in the Financial Crimes Unit.  She has been with the State Police for over fifteen years.  Lori has been qualified as an expert witness in RI Superior Court.
Lori has been involved with the RI Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners since 1992, having served in all board positions.  She is currently the Chair of the Nomination/Election Committee and the Chapter Librarian.