April 03, 2020
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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    Terrace Club at Progressive Field
    2401 Ontario St
    Cleveland, OH 44115
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    Friday, April 3, 2020 CANCELLED


    Progressive Field – TERRACE CLUB
    2401 Ontario St. 
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    Enter through the Media Gate on Eagle Avenue

    (Metal detectors upon entry)

    Registration: 11:30am – 12:00pm
    Lunch:          12:00pm – 12:45pm
    Presentation:  12:45pm – 3:35pm (Includes 2 breaks)



    $75.00 Chapter Members
    $75.00 Non-Chapter Members
    $25.00 Students


    CPE: 3


    Dr. Linda G. Chase, CPA, CFE   

    Department Chair of Accounting & FinanceSchool of Business Baldwin Wallace University

    Dr. Chase is the Department Chair and tenured accounting professor in the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University and entering her 19th year full-time, 23nd year including her work as an adjunct professor. Dr. Chase’s main teaching load consists of financial based courses –Fraud Examination, and Principles, Intermediate, and Advanced Accounting.   

    She has volunteered for multiple positions with the global ACFE headquarters. Dr. Chase has served for many years on the Advisory Board of The Fraud Magazine, submitted book reviews to the ACFE, reviewed Joseph Well’s personal memoir prior to publication, and was active on the Higher Education Partnership Committee.  

    Beyond the time Dr. Chase spends time at her job in higher education, she finds time to work out, read suspense novels, and walk her Bichon.


    Ralph Barone, CFE, ACAMS 

    Special Investigator Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

    Since 2007, Ralph Barone, CFE, CAMS has been a Special Investigator with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Cleveland. He is currently assigned to a Major Crime Task Force, established jointly by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission. Prior to this, he was assigned to a Public Corruption Task Force named “Operation Broken Trust” and a member of a Mortgage Fraud Task Force named “Operation Clean House”, both of which were established jointly by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and The Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission.

    Ralph graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology in 1973. Soon after he was employed as a Patrolman for the Edinboro, PA Police Department and in 1979 became Chief of Police until 1994. Post police work, he spent some time as a licensed realtor in Pennsylvania and worked as a Branch Manager for A.T. Systems, an armored transport service company.

    Ralph became a Certified Fraud Examiners in 2010 and received training at the National White-Collar Crime Center in the areas of Financial Investigation and Financial Records Examination and Analysis in 2012 and 2013. He then received his designation as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and obtained a Private Investigator’s license in 2018.

    In his off time, Ralph serves as an adjunct instructor of Criminal Justice at Remington College, has fun and enjoys his 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren, conducting genealogy research on his family, plays golf and collects Bruce Springsteen music and memorabilia. 

    Ryan Siebel, CPA

    Partner Marcum LLP

    Ryan is a member of Marcum’s Assurance Services Group. He has over 18 years of experience in public accounting and financial reporting with both publicly held and privately owned organizations. Ryan provides quality control leadership in that department in addition to supervising and managing audits and reviews in various industries. He has significant experience with manufacturing, governmental, nonprofit and technology organizations, as well as internal control projects and carve-out financial reporting. 

    Prior to joining Marcum, Ryan held several positions with a multinational accounting firm and was part of the annual audit process for large SEC clients. He served for several years in a national office role developing and delivering training materials for other audit professionals and authoring audit documentation templates, resources, and best practices. In this capacity, he developed substantial portions of the firm’s standard working paper templates for audits of non-public entities.

    Ryan holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, also from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    REGISTER and PAY via:

    All major credit cards accepted.


    Refund Requests must be received in writing (via email) at least 24 hours in advance of the event. If that requirement is met, a complete refund will be granted. Please include name, mailing address and reason for not being able to attend.

    As we understand schedules and commitments are dynamic and can change with little notice, we will also consider refunds on a case by case basis provided the request is received in writing (via email) within 24 hours after the event is held. A full or partial refund may be granted minus any applicable event fees (meals, processing, etc.) as some fees are not recoverable.