RELEASE: The Anti-Fraud Coalition and Taxpayers Against Fraud Announce Vincent McKnight as New Board Chairman

H. Vincent McKnight Jr., Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Anti-Fraud Coalition and Taxpayers Against Fraud. Jennifer Verkamp, Partner at Morgan Verkamp LLC, has been elected as Chairwoman-Elect.

Washington, DC – The Anti-Fraud Coalition and Taxpayers Against Fraud, sister whistleblower advocacy organizations, today announced the election of Vincent McKnight as Chairman of their Boards of Directors for a two-year term. Mr. McKnight succeeds Erika Kelton, Partner at Phillips & Cohen, who served as Chairwoman since 2022. Jennifer Verkamp was elected as Chairwoman-Elect.

H. Vincent McKnight, newly elected Chair of The Anti-Fraud Coalition Board and Taxpayers Against Fraud Board. McKnight is also a Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

“It has been an honor to have served as Chairwoman of the organizations’ Board of Directors,” said Kelton. “I’m so incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the last two years building a more inclusive coalition, bolstering our Financial Frauds membership and programming, and strengthening the long-term financial viability of the organizations. I am confident in our future and Vince’s leadership as we continue to grow and expand our impact.”

Mr. McKnight is a nationally recognized whistleblower attorney with over 40 years of legal experience. He is the Co-Managing Partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Washington, DC office. 

“It’s an honor to be elected as the Chair of The Anti-Fraud Coalition and Taxpayers Against Fraud Boards of Directors,” said Vincent McKnight. “I look forward to working with our national membership and staff to continue fighting for whistleblowers and improving relationships with our government partners to protect taxpayer dollars and investors. I also look forward to continuing to work with Erika Kelton, our outgoing Chairwoman, and Jacklyn DeMar, our newly appointed President and CEO.”

“I’m excited for what the future holds under Vince’s leadership. He brings a wealth of knowledge and will be crucial in improving whistleblower programs,” said Jacklyn DeMar, President and CEO of TAF Coalition and Taxpayers Against Fraud. “I’m deeply grateful to Erika for her vision and commitment, which has transformed our organizations.”

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