Officers

President:
Don Dobesh
[bio]
Phone: (407) 579-8100

VP/Training:
Amy Chapman

[bio]
Phone: (407) 802-1211
VP:
Paul Hawkins

[bio]

Phone: (407) 862-7859
Secretary:
Amy Pennock
[bio]
Treasurer:
M’Lou Rossie

[bio]

 

President, Don Dobesh, CFE
Don is Vice-President of Orlando based Information Technology Systems, Inc., and provides financial consulting services to clients in various industries.  As a CFE, he has conducted field examinations for financial organizations and has also provided litigation support services for a local CPA firm.

Don’s background includes an MBA from Lake Forest and a B.S. from Elmhurst College.  He has several years experience in public accounting in Chicago and has held the office of financial officer for three subsidiary companies of a publicly held telecommunications group based in Florida.  Don has founded two successful technology based companies and has also served on the Boards of several Orlando community organizations. Don has also taught classes in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

VP/Training, Amy K. Chapman, CPA, CFE, CVA
Amy is a manager in the Orlando office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and is responsible for business valuation, fraud, litigation and select tax services. She has 14 years of experience in public accounting. She has been involved in litigation projects, valuations, and fraud investigations. Amy began her career in the tax department servicing S Corporations, LLC’s, non-profits, individuals and C Corporations.  She began working in the fraud and forensic area in 2004 and valuation work in 2005.  Amy also performs due diligence and consulting services for clients interested in purchasing a business.  Amy spends half her time on tax engagements with long standing clients and the other half on fraud, valuation and litigation projects.

Amy has an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in business administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.  She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Florida, a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a Certified Valuation Analyst through the National Association Certified Valuation Analysts. .

VP, Paul Hawkins, CFE
He is a retired Federal Agent/Criminal Investigator after 32 years with the US Treasury Department. As a criminal investigator he successfully investigated numerous cases involving Income Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, Off-shore Accounts, Locating and Seizing Assets, and fraud related to telemarketing, health care, bankruptcy, insurance, and pensions. As a CFE in private practice, his work consist primarily of providing forensic accounting and litigation support to local law firms. As an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Paul represents client's income tax matters before the IRS.

Secretary, Amy Pennock
Amy offers clients more than 15 years of financial management roles in public and private entities.  Her experience extends through leadership and management of ongoing cash flow projections, oversight of accounting functions and finance operations, and design and maintenance of financial reporting structures.  Her insight relative to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 benefits the companies she works with while evaluating and establishing strong internal controls systems.  Amy has provided CFO, Controller, Administrative Consultant and Internal Auditing services to industries including public and government healthcare, business development, consulting, marketing and promotional, and civil construction.  

She has earned the designations of a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Controls Auditor.  In addition, she has a Master’s in Business Administration and Masters in Forensic Accounting.   Financial investigations, internal controls, risk assessments and fraud prevention education are among her specialties.  Amy also speaks to audiences to educate on fraud awareness and prevention.

Amy was a nominee for the Orlando Business Journal’s 2012 Women Who Mean Business Award and was awarded with the Seminole County Small Business-Home Business of the Year award in 2012. She is a graduate of Leadership Seminole, and serves on its Executive Council. Amy is past Chair of the Lake Mary Area Council and is an Ambassador and Board Member for the Seminole County Regional Chamber. She is also a member of the National and Central Florida Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, and serves on the ACFE advisory committee.

M'Lou Rossi

Treasurer, M’Lou Rossie
M’Lou Rossie is a CFE and a CPA with over 30 years experience in the accounting and financial field.  She was a partner in the third largest CPA firm in Mississippi prior to her relocation to Florida in 2006.  After relocation to Florida she joined Nperspective, LLC, a contract CFO consulting firm that provides part-time CFO services.  At the end of 2011, she joined a start-up software development company.  M’Lou’s extensive business background includes accounting, tax, information systems, and advisory services.  She is a member of the ACFE, AICPA, and FICPA.  M’Lou is a graduate of Mississippi State University and obtained her MBA at Mississippi College.  During her free time, she and her husband are active members of their church and volunteer with prominent charitable organizations.


 
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