Our Team

The IAI Advisory Board

The Advisory Board Members are leading experts in the field that help guide the CFI designation and International Association of Interviewers. They meet yearly to discuss the progress of the CFI designation and IAI in general.

Don Berecz
Don Berecz, CFI, CPA, CFE
Georgia Southern University
Director of Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Programs
Ray Cotton, CFI, CPP
Wells Fargo

SVP, and Chief Operating Officer (COO)- I.T. Infrastructure, Risk, and Cybersecurity

Eric Chase, CFI
Assistant VP of Asset Protection
Dan Doyle
Dan Doyle, CFI
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Wayne Hoover, CFI
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Executive Director/Partner
Cary Jones
Cary Jones, CFI
Vice President, Administration and Loss Prevention
Visionworks of America
Davis Vision
Debbie Maples
Debbie Maples, CFI
Gap Inc.
VP Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security
Mike Marquis
Mike Marquis, CFI
TJX Companies
Vice President of Loss Prevention
David Matsumoto
Dr. David Matsumoto
Chris McDonald
Chris McDonald
Compass Group
Sr. Vice President of Loss Prevention
Steven May
Steven May, CFI
LP Innovations
President & CEO
Melissa Mitchell
Melissa Mitchell, CFI
Lifeway Christian Stores
Director, Asset Protection and Retail Supply Chain
Walter Palmer
Walter Palmer, CFI, CPP, CFE
Epic Integrated Risk Solutions
Practice Leader
Kathleen Smith
Kathleen Smith, CFI
Vice President of Asset Protection
Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
President & CEO
Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan, CFI
Grant Thornton
Principal – Advisory Practice Leader
Central Region
Alan Tague
Alan Tague, CFI
Dunham’s Sports
Senior Regional Manager of Loss Prevention, Audit & Firearms Compliance

Bryan Barlow, CFI
Chicago PD Bureau of Detectives
Training Coordinator and Instructor

Doug Wicklander, CFI
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Dave Zulawski
David Zulawaski, CFI, CFE
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Sr. Partner/Speaker
James Ballard
James Ballard, CFI
Elkhart Police Department
Uniform Division Corporal

David Lund, CFI
Vice President of Loss Prevention
Dick’s Sporting Goods

IAI Staff

Our team of interview and interrogation veterans is ready to answer your questions about IAI membership and related matters. To reach any member of the IAI team:

Wayne Hoover, CFI – Executive Director
Madison Wrobel – IAI Administrative Assistant
Susan Thompson – Office Manager
Mercedes Balcer – Accounts Receivable
Pattie Mathison – Marketing Assistant
Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP – Sr. Partner
David Zulawski, CFI, CFE – Sr. Partner
Doug Wicklander, CFI – Sr. Partner, Ret.


*Not pictured:  John Millner, CFI, Senator; Joe Davis, CFI, CPP, LPC, Sr. Regional Asset Protection Manager at Walmart.