Synergent’s Rebekah Higgins to Give Fraud Presentation at New England Financial Executive Council Event

Rebekah Higgins Fraud Presentation

The New England Financial Executive Council (NEFEC) has announced the date for its spring conference. Council members will come together in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on May 12 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The event will feature Rebekah Higgins, Synergent Vice President – Payments, and FBI Special Agent Andy Drewer. Special Agent Drewer will open the day with a presentation on fraud-related trends based on actual investigative data and cases taking place today. Higgins will continue the fraud discussion with a focus on card networks and electronic payments. She will also provide recommendations for preventing, monitoring, and detecting fraud-related activity.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with credit unions at the first NEFEC event for 2023,” said Higgins. “Fraud is an area that is always evolving. It is important for credit unions to stay informed about the latest trends and the steps they can take to detect and prevent fraud to protect their members.”

Following their presentation and lunch, Higgins and Drewer will be joined by other industry experts to share best practices and experiences when dealing with fraud.

Event Accommodations

Visit the NEFEC’s website to register for the event. For NEFEC members, the cost for this event is included in your annual NEFEC dues. Non-members are welcome to join the Council and attend. For those interested in hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, please contact the hotel by April 14 at (603)-431-2300. To receive the preferred rate, you must indicate your stay is for the 2023 NEFEC May meeting.

The NEFEC Steering Committee is comprised of the following credit union representatives:

  • Renee Ouellette, University CU, Steering Committee Chairperson
  • Jason Michaud, New Dimensions FCU, Steering Committee Vice Chairperson
  • Ryan Grund, Cumberland County FCU, Steering Committee Secretary
  • Mike McCloud, Tricorp FCU, Steering Committee Treasurer
  • Terry Field, Vermont State Employees CU
  • Kevin Joler, Dirigo FCU
  • Steve Roy, Tricorp FCU
  • Brett Smith, One CU
  • Adam Warfel, PeoplesChoice CU