DELENA D. SPANN, MSc, CFE, is employed with the United States Secret Service, Chicago Field Office, where she is assigned to the Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force.
Spann routinely serves on high-profile financial crimes investigations that include detecting red flags, trends, and anomalies in complex financial transactions. She is frequently called upon as a guest speaker on her expertise in fraud analytics and financial crimes. She is dedicated to the study of white-collar crime.
Spann holds a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Barry University and a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Florida International University. She is Board of Regent (Emeritus), an Advisory Board Member, and Higher Education Committee Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; a Board of Director of ASIS International Economic Crime Council; Education Task Force Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists; Advisory Board Member at Robert Morris University; Executive Director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Greater Chicago Chapter; a Threat Finance Task Force Member of the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists; and Board of Director (Emeritus), Step Women's Network of Chicago. Spann also serves as an adjunct professor at the university/college level.