Fraud Symposium 2022

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Wednesday, April 20 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Virtual*

Thursday, May 19 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Des Moines, IA*

Wednesday, September 28 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Bismarck, ND*


Session Topic #1: Regional Enforcement Update – Let’s Work Together!

Session Topic #2:  Around the Room

Speaker: John McCullough, CPP, CFE- FRPA
President of the Financial and Retailers Protection Association. Experience in retail and financial crime services. He worked 22 years with Target Corporation in the Department Store Division. Co-Founder of three other companies that are still operational after more than 15 years. Conducted financial crime investigation, crime prevention strategies for FI and retailers. He develops diversion programs for numerous prosecutors on a variety of criminal cases. Recognized by USSS outstanding assistance on cases


Session Topic #1:  Regional Enforcement Update - Let's Work Together!

Session Topic #2:  Fraud Panelist

Speaker:  Ryan Spah- Chief Examiner - North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions

Ryan Spah has been a regulator with the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions since 2009.  He has served in the positions of Field Examiner, Supervising Examiner for the Bismarck field office.  Since 2017 he has held the position of Chief Examiner overseeing state-chartered banks and credit unions.  Prior to joining the Department, Ryan worked for several years as a financial representative and loan officer.  

Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in financial management from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.  He also graduated from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Boulder, CO in 2018.  

Session Topic #1: Around the Room

Session Topic #2:  Fraud Panelist

Speaker: Barry Haugen, President- ICBND
Barry Haugen has been president of the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota (ICBND) since November of 2014 advocating for community banks in our state. Prior to ICBND, Haugen spent nearly 20 years with MDU Resources Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries in varying roles of increasing responsibility including several years as executive vice president and chief operating officer of WBI Energy Services, the organization‘s pipeline and energy services subsidiary. Prior to that, Haugen was a community banker in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

Session Topic:  Where Payments Go, Fraud will Follow.
Speaker:  Diana Kern, AAP, Client Learning Strategist - SHAZAM
A veteran financial services trainer, Diana's well respected for her vast knowledge of the payments industry.  With that knowledge comes the experience to understand and financial institutions inner workings and then train staff on products and services related to the card payments system, the ACH network, and EFT compliance.   Always on target as a guest speaker, audience welcome her insights on payments trends and emerging payments.  A self-described payments nerd, Diana's enthusiasm and passion for all things payments results in a high-energy presentation.

Event MC:  Jennifer Miller, AAP, APRP, NCP, PMC, Senior Director of Services, UMACHA

Jennifer A. Miller, AAP, APRP, NCP, PMC, has spent the last 30+ years in Banking with 19 years in software product management, design and consulting, and 7 years at a Midwest Financial Institution.  Jennifer is currently the Senior Director of Services with UMACHA managing the compliance and education at the Payments Association.  Jennifer is responsible for establishing effective electronic payment compliance services, as well as, creating and delivering training programs to drive client satisfaction by balancing regulation with managing market expectations in innovative ways.  She is an experienced Cash Management Professional, with progressive leadership experience in Financial Institution and Software Development with a proven track record of meeting deadlines with consistent quality and detail. Intense knowledge of Agile, Stage Gate, and Contextual Inquiry Methodology.

Session Topic:  Skimming and Card Cloning
Speaker:   Mike Burke, Senior Robbery and Crisis management Consultant - 
SHAZAM

Mike came to SHAZAM in January 2016 with over 30 years of experience in retail loss prevention, criminal justice education, law enforcement and homeland security.  During his law enforcement career as a sergeant detective Mike was a case agent for financial institution robberies, drug investigations and homicides.  As founding director of Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Center, he was responsible for the development, implementation and instruction of over 40,000 first responders in a critical homeland security curriculum.  Active shooter law enforcement response training and conducting threat assessments for government facilities were included in his responsibilities. 

Session Topic:  Fraud Panelist
Speaker:  Parrell Grossman, Director- ND Attorneys General office
Parrell Grossman has been an Assistant Attorney General and the Director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division since January, 1996.  In addition to managing the division’s budget and Complaint Mediation Program, Mr. Grossman’s duties include directing enforcement of consumer fraud, antitrust, identity theft, do not call, data privacy and security, contractor fraud, nonprofit corporation, and charitable trust laws through investigations, legal actions, legislation, policy development, and consumer education.    

Resources and Registration

September 28th venue location:  Ramada, 1400 E. Interchange Ave, Bismarck, ND  58501

Room block available under 'ICBND'.

Call hotel for details:  (701) 258-7000

*Speakers and Topics are subject to change