Instructor Biography

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Daniel Porter, CFE


State of Tennessee

Daniel Porter, CFE, has conducted civil and criminal investigations for over 20 years as a licensed private investigator, a loss prevention manager, and as an investigator with the State of Tennessee.  While he was Investigations Manager with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (an organization with over 4,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 Billion) he created an investigations section and was responsible for investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse.  Currently, he is an investigator in the Division of Investigations in the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, of the State of Tennessee where he investigates fraud involving public funds.  
He is a Cum Laude graduate from Middle Tennessee State University's Criminal Justice Program and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  He has made presentations at AGA, CFE, GFOA and NASACT conferences as well as to governmental agencies and professional organizations in various states including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana CPA Society, the Oregon Society of CPAs, and the Florida Institute of CPAs.  He has provided law enforcement training certified by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.  He is a frequent guest lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.  He previously served as President and Vice President of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners