For over 15 years, Troy pursued a career as a self-employed addict, drug dealer, gambler and thief. Evans risked his life and sacrificed his family to satisfy his need for money, attention and independence. Ultimately, his disregard of values and discipline resulted in a 13 year federal prison sentence. Following a six-month crime spree, which included five armed bank robberies in three states, Evans' self-destructive lifestyle was brought to an end. He soon found himself within the razor wire and armed confines of the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado where his neighbors included such notorious criminals as Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
Facing the obstacles, pressures and violence of prison life, Evans was determined that his time behind bars would not be wasted. He chose education as his saving grace, despite the elimination of Federal Pell Grants for the incarcerated. Undeterred, Evans set out to secure funding on his own through scholarships, grants and foundation assistance. After six months of submitting applications, writing essays, begging, pleading and selling, Evans landed his first scholarship for one class. That was a beginning, and when Evans walked out the doors of prison, he carried with him two degrees, both obtained with a 4.0 GPA and placement on the Dean's and President's List.
Today he is a speaker and consultant, sharing his story of endurance and personal transformation with audiences of all ages. For nearly a decade now, he has provided financial institutions with real-life insight surrounding robbery prevention, apprehension and recovery.
Jon is the chief executive officer of Fraud Resource Group and has been conducting fraud investigations for over 25 years. In that time, he has successfully concluded thousands of identity-related, economic, insurance and business fraud investigations.
Jon is a court-recognized expert regarding identity frauds and is the author of "The Identity Theft Handbook." He is a member of the Chicago Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force, senior advisor and former chair of the ASIS International Economic Crime Council, a charter member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group and a founding member of the Center for Information Security Awareness.
Jon studied sociology and philosophy at the American College of Greece in Athens, Greece and Chapman University in Orange, California and Jon is a graduate of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Academy, the NICB Advanced Academy and the John E. Reed School of Interviewing and Interrogation.
For over 18 years, Jon has been providing risk mitigation training for businesses and public entities and is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Anti-Fraud Education Award from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.Jim Rechel
Jim is president of The Rechel Group, Inc., a risk-consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. He is on the board of The Institute for Criminal Justice Education in Montgomery, Alabama, a member of numerous national organizations and is a Certified Financial Security Officer (CFSO). He is a past local board member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Association and the American Society of Industrial Security.
Prior to working for The Rechel Group, Inc, Jim was vice president for Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, where he held positions in various departments, including retail and lending, and security director.
Jim received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. He graduated from the FBI Academy in 1985 and was a special agent with the FBI in Selma, Alabama, for three years. Over the last 15 years, he has conducted workshops and seminars for more than 1000 professional organizations, and over 85,000 individuals.
Shawn is a legislative and regulatory affairs specialists for the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. She assists the MCUL & Affiliates to respond to growing regulatory burdens by providing regulatory issue advocacy, regulator relations, compliance information dissemination, compliance education planning, as well as operational and regulatory implementation assistance. Shawn is a Certified Internal Auditor and a CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert with over ten year experience in the financial services industry.