November 6, 2019 – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Trussville Civic Center


InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance and the FBI Birmingham Division present the 2019 Alabama Financial Fraud Conference, hosted in partnership with Regions Bank, Kassouf & Co., P.C., ASIS Birmingham Chapter, and DarkTower.

Representatives from financial institutions should not miss this unique educational opportunity to hear from both public and private sector experts on recent trends in fraudulent activity and ways to mitigate those threats. See speaker list below.

This event is pending approval by the following for up to 7 hours continuing education credit: ABA, ASBPA, APOSTC, ACFE, and ACAMS.



7:30 – 8:15 Sign In & Networking
Continental Breakfast
Welcome by sponsoring organizations
8:15 – 8:45 Opening Remarks: Jay Town
United States Attorney
Northern District of Alabama

Todd Bobe
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)
Birmingham Division

8:45 – 9:30 Can You Hack It? Securities Fraud, Trends
and Investigations
Joe Borg

Alabama Securities Commission

James McDowell
Senior Securities Analyst
Alabama Securities Commission

9:30 – 10:15 The FTC’s Role in Combating Cyber Fraud and Identity Theft Cindy Liebes
Southeast Regional Director
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Atlanta Office
10:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion on Fraud in Securities, Commodities, and Futures Rod Goodwin
Assistant Regional Director for Operations
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Atlanta Regional Office

Richard Foelber
Chief of Cooperative Enforcement
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Washington Office

JonMarc Buffa
Senior Trial Attorney
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Washington Office

11:30 – 12:00 BBB’s Role in Preventing
Business Fraud
David Smitherman
Better Business Bureau of Central & South Alabama
12:00 – 12:45 Networking and
Buffet Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Financial Fraud and Emerging Trends  Shawn Holbert
Special Agent
U.S. Secret Service
Birmingham Field Office
1:30 – 2:15 The Certified Fraud Examiner’s Perspective Alton Sizemore
Alton Sizemore & Associates
2:30 – 3:15 Business Email Compromise – The $26 Billion Scam Donna Gregory
Unit Chief
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
FBI Headquarters
 3:15 – 4:30 The Role of the Regional Cyber Forensics Lab Combating Financial Fraud Scott Pierre
Supervisory Special Agent
FBI Cyber Squad
Redstone Arsenal

Speakers, presentations and times may be subject to change.