Global security advisor and expert Charles “Chuck” Andrews joins ACFCS

MIAMI– The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced that renowned global security advisor and financial crime prevention expert Charles “Chuck” Andrews, MSME, CPP, CFE, has joined as Senior Advisor. In his new role, Andrews will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with clients in the financial, legal, education and law enforcement sectors.

Andrews has more than 35 years of law enforcement, corporate security, business risk and consulting professional experience. He has also provided training and education in both domestic and international venues, organizations and corporations. He is known throughout the industry as a security expert across multiple business environments, and for his ability to successfully identify emerging issues and technologies that impact security programs in the business and government environments. Andrews has successfully implemented threat mitigation strategies that directly contributed to his clients’ profits.

In addition to his professional engagements and consultations, Andrews is the founder of Friends of Chuck (FOC), a security professionals’ organization focused on networking, exchanging business opportunities and best practices, discovering new emerging security technologies, and sharing information. Through this organization, Andrews maintains more than 5,000 direct relationships and fosters approximately 27,000 working contacts within the law enforcement and corporate security sectors. Andrews received his degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science.

“We’re tremendously excited to have someone with Chuck’s experience and reputation join our team,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “Our clients view ACFCS as an expert resource and Chuck’s addition certainly validates that.”


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

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