David A. Lyons, CFE, MBA
A Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 22 years, Mr. Lyons was assigned to investigate complex financial fraud including financial institution fraud, Ponzi schemes, mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, public corruption and computer fraud. He spearheaded the development of the FBI’s National InfraGard Program. Following his FBI career, Mr. Lyons was a Vice President with KeyBank, where he led the Background Investigations Unit and the Fraud Detection & Risk Analysis department. Mr. Lyons is a Certified Fraud Examiner and CPA (inactive status).
Richard J. Taylor, CPA
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 35 years of distinguished service in the US government and private sector in the areas of accounting, auditing, financial management, fiscal accountability, and fraud prevention and investigation. Mr. Taylor has held senior management positions at USAID’s Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance’s Contract Audit Management branch office, as well as the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Department of Compact Operations. He has directed and conducted numerous financial and performance audits and pre-award assessments, overseen independent audit firms auditing USAID award recipients, and formulated financial management and fiscal accountability policies. For the first 15 years of his career, Mr. Taylor was an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) providing a wide range of audit services within the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Bristol Community College, as well as certificates as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Global Management Accountant.