Economic Crime Investigation Faculty
Director of the Economic Crime Management program
Program: Economic Crime Investigation
Sue Lynch has extensive experience in risk analysis, fraud control implementation and investigations in the financial services industry. Formerly vice president for security and risk management at MasterCard Worldwide, she has held fraud management positions at Goldman Sachs and Comerica Bank. At Comerica Bank, Lynch had responsibilities for electronic banking fraud for both retail and corporate payments. At Goldman Sachs, she implemented fraud control procedures for retail accounts associated with online brokerage accounts. At MasterCard, one of her many diverse responsibilities included conducting Fraud Operations reviews on banks to determine the levels of existing fraud controls, global fraud investigations and third party processing system risk controls.
As Professor of Practice in Economic Crimes at Utica College, she was recently named Director of the Economic Crime Management program and serves as the Assistant Executive Director of The Economic Crime Institute.
Lynch holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University and a master’s in Economic Crime Management from Utica College.
Thomas M. Ryan, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Program: BS- Economic Crime Investigation
Professor Thomas Ryan holds an Associates Degree in Police Science from Auburn Community College. He has a Bachelors Degree in Public Justice from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the State University of New York at Oswego. He began his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer with the City of Oswego Police Department in 1974 rising through the ranks to the position of Deputy Police Chief. In 1989, he left the Oswego City Police Department and became the Police Chief of the University Police Department at the State University at Oswego. In 1995, he was appointed Assistant Vice President of Public Safety, Parking, and Emergency Services at SUNY Oswego. In 2002, he retired from the State University at Oswego. In 2004, he joined Utica College as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.
Since 2002, Professor Ryan has worked as a consultant for the State University at Oswego as the Chairman of their Labor Management Committee, handling all labor issues between CSEA and the Management at SUNY Oswego. He presently teaches courses at Utica College and at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Professor Ryan does many management presentations around the country, most recently in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Texas and Orlando, Florida. Upcoming in November, he will be doing a management presentation at Princeton University in New Jersey. He has also taught a management course in Belgium with participants from Russia, South Africa, Ireland, Sweden, England, Belgium, Holland, France and many other countries.
Professor Ryan is a Vietnam Veteran, receiving the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V for Valor, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He has been married for 34 years with three children and three grandchildren.
Heath “Hank” Brightman Ed.D
Program: BS Economic Crime Investigation
Dr. Brightman is currently a Research Professor in the War Gaming Department of the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He served as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Peter’s College from 2000-2008, and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member at several undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level institutions. In addition, Hank previously spent fifteen years in a variety of law enforcement, investigative, and intelligence analysis positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior and United States Secret Service.
Anthony Cecil MS CPA CFE
Program: MSEconomic Crime Management and BSEconomic Crime Investigation
Tony is a principal in a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing forensic accounting and due diligence services to top tier national and local accounting and law firms and government agencies.
He was a managing director for a forensic accounting and computer forensic firm based in Virginia; senior manager in KPMG’s Forensic and Litigation Services group; director of special investigations units for Verizon Corporation and Verizon Wireless; and a senior auditor for Price Waterhouse. Tony is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Tony has a Master of Science degree in Economic Crime Management from Utica College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dale Smith, MPA
Program: BS - Economic Crime Investigation
Dale is a principal consultant to the Implementation and Transition Unit of the Next Generation Program Office at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
He is a seasoned trainer, educator, and criminal justice professional with an 18-year track record. Dale spent 9 years at the National White Collar Crime Center training law enforcement officers around the US in Data mining, link analysis and financial investigations.
Kevin Sullivan, MS
Program: BS - Economic Crime Investigation
Kevin retired after 20 years as an Investigator with the New York State Police. The last 6 years he was assigned to the The NY HIFCA El Dorado Task Force at the NY HIDTA Fusion Center: Coordinate with a multi-agency force of federal, state and local law enforcement to detect and combat money laundering. He managed the NY state investigations special projects unit for money laundering and financial crimes. Review and monitor all Suspicious Activity Reports from every financial institution in NY State. Establish intelligence on possible terrorist financing threats and organized criminal enterprises. Identify new trends and patterns and develop intelligence reports.