Kelly Paxton is a certified fraud examiner, private investigator and pink-collar crime expert.
While working at a financial services firm, a client was arrested on wire fraud charges. This ended up leading Kelly to a new, much more exciting career as a special agent for US Customs. Kelly specialized in white collar crime,narcotics and undercover operations. Kelly also was a contract investigator for US Government agencies performing hundreds of background investigations. Thankfully she did not do Edward Snowden’s background. Yes, her husband did ask her if she did.
Kelly has worked for the public and private sector investigating embezzlement, conflict of interest and workplace investigations.
She received her Certified Fraud Examiner designation in 2008. While working at the Washington County Sheriff’s office as the fraud analyst she realized all but one of her suspects were women.
What started as a research project for Kelly, investigating women embezzlers, has now become a website and a very relevant and popular speaking topic
Alexis Bell is the founder & managing partner of Fraud Doctor LLC. She helps companies protect themselves from fraud to reduce risk, educate, and through outreach. She is driven by the fact that every asset lost due to fraud is one less resource that could be used to achieve objectives.
Bell is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics,completed the ASCENT fellowship at Dartmouth University, and obtained her MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management at Utica College. She has authored three books and broken new ground with academic research in furtherance of the anti-fraud field. In addition, Bell serves as an adjunct professor in the Financial Crime & Compliance Management (FCM) graduate program in the College of Business & Justice Studies at Utica College.
Bell successfully led the design and implementation of the initial Global Anti-fraud Program for a European public conglomerate with 165,000 employees.She then pioneered the first comprehensive Micro finance fraud risk management program covering 22 post/active conflict developing countries in the Greater Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America, and Africa. Both initiatives encompassed governance, fraud awareness training, fraud risk assessments, data analysis,investigations, and communication strategies.
Bell was the elected Global Chair Emeritus to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)and appointed board member for the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network Advisory Board. She is a champion within anti-fraud communities speaking at conferences& delivering specialized training. She also produces a video podcast series(FraudCast) connecting anti-fraud thought leaders to global followers.
Bell spearheaded and chaired internal diversity programs addressing employee education and community outreach regarding both women's and Native American initiatives. She has been an active member serving on internal diversity &inclusion boards as well as external nonprofit boards supporting both anti-fraud and the arts.
An interesting fact about Ms. Bell, she wrote a book when she could not sleep at night or while travelling on airplanes over the course of one year about a topic completely unrelated to fraud. It’s called A Framework for Extraordinary Relationships with Guilt, Shame, or Fear.
Born and raised in northeastern Ohio, this is the third time Mike has called Utah home — and he doesn’t plan on leaving again.
Mike co-anchors KSL News at 5 with Ashley Moser and 10 with Nadine Wimmer and Dave McCann and spends the rest of his time reporting on in-depth and investigative stories.
Mike is a BYU grad, but is very open about the fact some of his best friends are Utes!
Over the years Mike’s career has taken him from the buckeye trees of Ohio, to the oil fields of west Texas, to the mile high cityof Denver, Colorado, but some of his best journalism has taken place right herein Utah.
Mike is a 53-time Emmy award winning journalist and a 4-time recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. He has also been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and Utah Broadcasters Association for his investigative reporting and writing.
He’s interviewed dozens of news-makers and celebrities over the years, including Jimmy Fallon, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Simon Cowell, Def Leppard, Meadowlark Lemmon, Henry Winkler (The Fonz), Joe Montana, Zooey Deschanel, and Mel Gibson.
Outside of TV, Mike is a pretty busy guy. He andhis wife Rachel spend a good chunk of their time chasing around their four kiddos, doing homework, playing sports and just spending time together.
Justin Sutherland is a Senior Enforcement Accountant in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement,having joined the SEC in May 2010. He has over 15 years of experience as a public accountant and regulator. Mr. Sutherland has experience in matters involving audit deficiencies, corporate embezzlement, internal control failures, money laundering, insider trading, market manipulations,anti-corruption, and other financial matters. Prior to his time at the SEC, he worked as an audit manager at a Big Four accounting firm.
Mr.Sutherland is a certified public accountant and holds an accounting degree from Brigham Young University.
Edward Schreiber is an EVP and the Chief Risk Officer of Zions Bancorporation where he has oversight for Enterprise Risk Management, (ERM) which includes credit risk, operational risk, treasury/market risk, credit examination, compliance and regulatory relations.
Prior to joining Zions, Mr. Schreiber served for 2 years as a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal’s Financial Industry Advisory Services (FIAS) where heestablished and oversaw the Enterprise Risk Management practice.
Mr. Schreiber also served as the Chief Risk Officer and Regulatory Liaison for TD Bank, NA and its predecessor banks, for 11 years. During that time, he had responsibilities for ERM, included oversight for compliance,credit risk, operational risk and market risk. In addition, he had oversight for the bank's Community Reinvestment Act activities, the TD Charitable Foundation, Government Relations, Audit and Credit Risk Review functions.
Mr. Schreiber began his banking career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,(OCC). During his 19 years of service with the OCC, he served in managerial positions as well as analytical and technical positions. Some of the positions held included, National Bank Examiner, Field Manager, Problem Bank Analyst and Systems Analyst.
Mr. Schreiber received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the College of Santa Fe. Mr. Schreiber also serves on the Risk Management Association, (RMA) Enterprise Risk Management Council, the RMA Boardof Directors, and recently completed a term of service as the RMA Chair.
Supervisory Special Agent Jeffrey Collins oversees the FBI's Salt Lake City Cyber Task Force. He was the primary investigator of the Mariposa botnet, which caused approximately a billion dollars in worldwide damages. He has traveled to 40 countries and trained foreign law enforcement and prosecutors on cyber investigative matters. In addition to his cyber work, Collins was a SWAT team operator for four years. He is the recipient of the Hawaii Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Microsoft Global Hero, and the FBI Director's awards.
Judge Paul M. Warner graduated with the charter class of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1976. He spent the first six years of his legal practice as a trial lawyer with the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U. S. Navy in San Diego, part of that time as a Department Head and Chief Defense Counsel. He worked for the next six years in the Utah Attorney General’s Office, serving as Chief of the Litigation Division and as Associate Chief Deputy Attorney General. Through the years he also continued his military service, retiring as a colonel in the Utah Army National Guard where he received the Army’s Meritorious Service medal with two oak-leaf clusters.
In 1988 he was hired as an Assistant U. S. Attorney for the District of Utah and became First Assistant to United States Attorney Dee Benson. Judge Warner also served as the office’s Violent Crimes Coordinator and as Chief of the Criminal Division. In 1998 he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah by President Bill Clinton, and four years later was appointed for a second term by President George W. Bush. The office enjoyed significant growth during his administration. Among other initiatives, Judge Warner emphasized the strengthening of partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies.Prosecution of white-collar crime remained a high priority for the office.During his tenure, major prosecutions were pursued in areas of stock fraud (in the Pan World case), so-called “prime bank” investments, off-shore “tax restructure” schemes, mortgage fraud, and others.
On the national level, Judge Warner was the first U.S. Attorney in history to be appointed as chairman of the U. S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, where he served for two terms.
In 2006, Judge Warner accepted an appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge for Utah. He currently serves as Chief Magistrate Judge.
Sean D. Reyes has served as Utah’s 21st Attorney General and the state’s top law enforcement officer since 2013. He graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University and earned his law degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley.
Reyes is a global expert in combating human trafficking,prosecuting some of the most significant cases in the western United States. In 2014, he garnered international attention as an undercover operative in Columbia on one of the largest sex trafficking operations on record, helping to liberate over 120 children in a single day.
In just over five years under Reyes’ leadership, the Utah Attorney General’s Office has been recognized by the highly acclaimed Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative for its adherence to integrity in government. In 2019 for the fifth consecutive year,the office won several Best of State awards for state elected official and agency, among other honors.
Today,eradicating trafficking in persons within the State of Utah and nationwide remains a priority for Reyes and his administration along with other policy initiatives including prosecuting violent and white-collar crimes against the most vulnerable in our society.
Aaren is the Operations & Finance Audit Manager at Deseret Management Corporation (DMC), but his boss refers to him as his, “Special Agent.” He consults with management on internal controls, strategic risks, fraud detection and prevention, process improvement and governance and strives to protect the organization and be a catalyst for improvement. He also provides corporate training, using fun and engaging ways (including magic) to train employees on topics such as professional ethics, fraud prevention, and proper social media use in the workplace.
After graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2001 with a Master of Accountancy, he moved to Washington D.C where he survived a few busy seasons at the Big 4 Accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers and three years as a financial analyst at the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. He left Freddie Mac in 2006 just before the financial meltdown, and has spent the last 12 years as DMC’s “special agent.”
He has survived several tornadoes, a few small earthquakes and a category 5 hurricane. He sang in a barbershop quartet in high school and his wife dated the three other members of the quartet at BYU before meeting and marrying Aaren, the baritone. In Washington DC he and his wife had three kids within 15 months and got desperate for grandma help, so they moved to Utah 12 years ago to be close to family. As a family they enjoy camping in the mountains, hiking, playing board games, watching documentaries, baking, and roasting marshmallows.