Bret Hood, MBA, CFE

Bret Hood

21st Century Learning and Consulting
Hillsborough, NC

Bret Hood, MBA, CFE, is an instructor, legislative consultant and expert witness for 21st Century Learning and Consulting. He is also an adjunct professor of corporate governance, ethics and forensic accounting for the University of Virginia, a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a board member for the School of Accounting at Southern Illinois University. Bret served for 25 years as a special agent in the FBI, working on complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption and major cases. Since his retirement, Bret has keynoted and provided leadership, ethics and anti-fraud instruction, and in 2023, he was chosen to be a TedX speaker for two separate Ted Talk events on ethics. Bret was awarded the 2020 ACFE’s James R. Baker Speaker of the Year award. He has authored two books and numerous articles.

Conference session(s)

Session E1: Monday, 2:10 – 3:25 p.m.
E1. Being Ethical Is Harder Than You Think