Meeting/Event Information

Dinner Meeting - April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Dinner Session

Speaker:  Scott McClelland, President, H-E-B Food/Drug

Scott McClelland is the President of H-E-B Food/Drug Stores. HEB is a $26B retailer that operates 390 stores in Texas and Mexico. In his capacity Scott oversees the operations of all HEB banners across the state of Texas.

Previously, McClelland served as President of HEB’s Houston operation. Under his leadership H-E-B’s grew from an 11% to a market leading 28% share by opening larger stores with a heavy emphasis on low prices, locally sourced products and tailored assortment based on the neighborhoods around each store. Known as the “HEB Guy”, Scott is the local face for H-E-B starring in TV commercials along with JJ Watt, Deshaun Watson, Jose Altuve and other local notables.

McClelland was HEB’s Chief Merchant and led different Marketing roles after being hired as the Region Vice President in Central Texas in 1990.

H-E-B strives to be a good corporate citizen and as such Scott serves on numerous local boards, including the Greater Houston Partnership where he serves as the Chairman on their Board of Directors.  In 2017 McClelland co-founded an education based non-profit called Good Reason focused on improving education for ALL students across Harris County from cradle to career by eliminating achievement gaps. Scott is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed their $56mm capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Scott spearheaded Houston Super Bowl of Caring Food Drive, which is now the largest in the state and annually collects over 2 million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry. In addition, he sits on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospitals and Brighter Bites.

Scott has worked at H-E-B since 1990 after a ten-year career at Pepsico’s Frito Lay division. He’s served in a number of Marketing and Operations positions before being named President of all HEB stores in July 2017.

McClelland received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

Professional Development Session: Fraud Prevention & Detection: Do You Have a Clue?

Fraud schemes can be very difficult to detect and are often very costly. According to a recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the typical occupational fraud scheme lasts 16 months with 22% of the victimized companies experiencing losses of at least $1 million. Just imagine what a key employee could do, within your company, if the nefarious activities went unnoticed for 16 months.
This presentation increases awareness in order to help companies more effectively prevent and detect fraud. We will help you understand the basic elements of fraud and identify common behaviors of fraud perpetrators. You will learn anti-fraud tips to help you minimize fraud risk. BDO will also share their real life stories from fraud investigations. Companies typically point us in the direction of where fraudulent activities may exist, but they need specialized help in uncovering the clues that lead to focused investigations and subsequent prevention.

Jesse M. Daves, CPA/CFF, CFE
Managing Director, Forensic Accounting & Investigations

Jesse Daves has more than 20 years of experience providing a combination of investigative services, forensic accounting, and audit services to clients across a wide range of industries including, energy, retail, real estate and manufacturing. He has conducted fraud-related investigations involving numerous issues, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), embezzlement, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, conflicts of interest and a variety of employment matters. Jesse has worked directly with all levels of management, general and outside counsel as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has testified as an expert witness, and has also assisted legal counsel before and during trials by planning and strategizing how to examine witnesses and present evidence.

Dawn Williford
South Region Leader - Risk Advisory Services

Dawn Williford has more than 18 years of experience in delivering advisory and internal audit services to middle market and Fortune 500 companies. She has participated in fraud investigations, identified root causes and internal control breakdowns that led to the fraud and has redesigned processes and controls to help clients prevent future instances of fraud. She has managed construction audits, vendor audits, joint venture audits, and large scale multi-vendor audit programs that have identified millions of dollars in cost recoveries for her clients. Dawn has been heavily involved in all aspects of business process evaluation and documentation, corporate governance, SOX readiness and ongoing SOX compliance, risk assessments, root-cause analysis and internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing.

4:00 PM – Beat the Traffic Social
4:30 PM - Professional Development Session Speaker 
5:30 PM - Social Hour
6:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor for sponsoring the Professional Development Session: 

Thank you to our gold sponsor:

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Prospective Member Form
Prospective Members must be submitted via the form link. All forms must be submitted for approval by the membership committee by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the meeting. Once approved, FEI will register prospects and inform the member or sponsor contact that the prospect has been approved to attend. This is applicable to anyone bringing a prospective member.

CPE Credit is offered for the PD Session and the Dinner Presentation.  One (1) hour of CPE is offered for each program.  There is not pre-requisite preparation or experience required.

If you have not already done so, please register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2019 
Please note that no shows will be invoiced $50.


$0.00 FEI Chapter Member

$0.00 Board Guest

$0.00 1st Time Prospective Member

$90.00 Guest