Keynote Address

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Angela L. Byers
Section Chief
Financial Crimes Section
Criminal Investigative Division

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    Angela was selected the Section Chief of the Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2013. Angela is a seasoned FBI employee with Headquarters and Field Office experience in the areas of White Collar Crime, Public Corruption, Civil Rights, Interstate Theft and Internal Investigations. Prior to her present assignment, Angela served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office and previously held positions at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., including Unit Chief in the Internal Investigations Unit, the Economic Crimes Unit and the Health Care Fraud Unit and Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Financial Institution Fraud Unit. Additionally, she was an SSA in the Philadelphia Field Office where she oversaw Financial Institution Fraud matters. As a Special Agent, Angela utilized her talents in the Public Corruption Squad of the Washington Field Office and the Bank Fraud Squad of the Dallas Field Office. Angela commenced her Bureau career as a Budget and Account Analyst and Auditor after earning her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Keynote Address

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Peter T. Edge
Executive Associate Director

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    Peter T. Edge is the Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). HSI is the second-largest criminal investigative agency in the United States and the largest investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As the head of HSI, Mr. Edge manages the global operations of more than 9,000 employees, which includes more than 6,000 special agents who are assigned to 26 Special Agent in Charge offices in major cities, 185 other field offices throughout the United States, 67 overseas locations in 48 countries, and a budget of nearly $2 billion. Mr. Edge has direct oversight of ICE's investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations targeting cross-border criminal organizations that exploit America's legitimate travel, trade, financial and immigration systems for their illicit purposes.

    Mr. Edge’s other leadership positions have included service as the Deputy Executive Associate Director, the Special Agent in Charge of HSI Newark, and the acting director of the Office of Congressional Relations at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the transition to the Obama administration. He has also served as the acting Deputy Special Agent in Charge of HSI New York and acting Deputy Special Agent in Charge at John F. Kennedy International Airport. He was also assigned as a congressional fellow with the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    Mr. Edge is a 25-year law enforcement veteran who began his career as an investigator in the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey. He has held numerous leadership positions on state, local, and federal law enforcement task forces and has extensive experience conducting narcotics, money laundering, commercial fraud, and corruption investigations.

Special Presentation

US Department of State
Peter E. Harrell
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions | Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

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    Peter Harrell is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions (TFS) in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Harrell leads and coordinates the Department’s economic sanctions and counter threat finance efforts across a range of sanctions regimes and policy priorities.

    Prior to joining EB, Harrell served on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff from March 2009 to June 2012. While on the Policy Planning Staff, Harrell handled a range of sanctions, trade, and economic issues, and worked on several specific projects, including the Department’s first-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

    Before joining the State Department, Harrell served on President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He has worked as a reporter in Washington, D.C., and is the author of numerous articles and one book, Rwanda’s Gamble: Gacaca and a New Model of Transitional Justice. Harrell is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale Law School. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

Special Presentation

US Department of the Treasury
Jennifer Fowler
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

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    Jennifer Fowler is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, Fowler is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to use financial sanctions and authorities to combat threats to U.S. national security, and for initiatives to safeguard the U.S. financial system from a range of illicit finance threats. Fowler serves as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the premier international standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In that role, she is Co-Chair of the FATF Working Group on Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering, and has previously represented the United States in the FATF’s International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG) and in the development of FATF’s first-ever guidance on combating WMD proliferation financing.

Vikas Agarwal
Managing Director

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    Vikas Agarwal is New York-based and assists in leading the Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics practice, focusing on the financial services vertical within the practice, which includes fraud, anti-money laundering, risk, and regulatory reporting.

    Prior to PwC, Mr. Agarwal was the global head of analytics for a global investment banking and securities firm where he served in the Internal Audit and Legal department leading a team responsible for utilizing analytics for risk assessments, audits, and continuous monitoring. He has used sophisticated analytical techniques throughout a wide variety of projects and functional areas, such as compliance, operational risk, fraud, anti-money laundering, trade surveillance, and regulatory reporting. In addition, Mr. Agarwal has helped many organizations transform departments by creating strategies to increase their use of analytics and developing customized tools for a number of the world’s largest and most complex financial institutions.

JPMorgan Chase
Joann Alicea, CFCI
KYC Quality Control Analyst II
ACAMS Houston Chapter

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    Joann Alicea, Certified Financial Crimes Investigator. Joann has received commendations for excellent investigative work from the United States Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for assisting in domestic and international fraud/money laundering cases. Joann has written three published articles entitled: $5.00 to ruin the life of children, and women: Internet ad sites used to launder money in promoting prostitution/human trafficking, How you can help in the fight against human trafficking and FinCEN SAR Checkbox for Human Trafficking. Joann is also a public speaker on fighting the crime of human trafficking at the Visa/MasterCard payment level and Victim Money Laundering Scams.

    She has over 10 years of regulatory compliance Fraud/AML & Risk experience in monitoring bank accounts, merchant & cardholder Visa/MasterCard transactions as an employee of First Data Merchant Services , PreCash, Inc. & JPMorgan Chase. Joann is a recipient of the First Data Leader of the Pack Award & the PreCash Dazzle Award for outstanding work. She is a member of the IAFCI, ACAMS & InfraGard. Joann is the proud sister of an NYPD Detective, New York’s Finest. Joann is one of the Women showcased in ACAMS Today for being influential in AML and Fraud Crime Prevention. Please see link:

    Joann is a recipient of the ACFE Houston Chapter 2013 Service Appreciation Award for Fighting Human Trafficking. Joann is an 18 time marathon runner and an advocate of children and women’s rights in helping in the fight to end human trafficking.

Bank of America
Kevin M. Anderson, CAMS
Director, Senior Global Compliance Manager

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    Mr. Anderson has been with Bank of America since 1990, working in various capacities in retail banking, insurance and wealth management. Since 1997, he has worked in compliance, primarily focusing on AML issues. In the compliance capacity, he co-authored the initial enterprise-wide AML policy and program integrating requirements from various businesses as well as the laws and regulations. He has been involved in subsequent revisions, incorporating regulatory and other changes, as well as providing guidance to lines of business globally. He has developed and conducted AML training and supported risk assessments for the enterprise as well at the business unit level. He designed, implemented and managed the company's process to obtain and validate Patriot Act certifications for non-U.S. banks for several years. He has built and implemented processes to support consistent documentation of the AML policy and program. In addition to AML policy work, Kevin helped design and establish a framework for overseeing the development and implementation of enterprise-wide compliance and operational risk policies, including privacy, fair lending and payment systems risk.

    Kevin has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist since 2003 and has served on the ACAMS Editorial and Education Task Forces for several years. He has published numerous articles on money laundering topics in publications such as ACAMS Today and the ABA Banking Journal.

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
Martin Anton, CFE
Senior Assistant Prosecutor

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    Mr. Anton is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in N.C., Pa. And N.J. and was engaged in private practice from 1983 until 2002 when he joined the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. In private practice he represented various municipal entities, did criminal defense and transactional matters. He also served as a councilman in Brick Township N.J.. He is currently a Senior Assistant Prosecutor assigned to the supervision of prosecutions for the Special Investigations Unit. That unit handles matters involving financial crimes as well as public corruption and internal affairs. He has tried numerous jury matters in both private practice and for the State. Mr. Anton is also Certified Fraud Examiner.

Mercantil Commercebank
Juan Carlos Ariza Lazo, CAMS
Vice President, Wealth Management
BSA/AML Compliance Officer

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    Juan Carlos Ariza, CAMS –Vice President, Wealth Management BSA/AML Compliance Officer at Mercantil Commercebank (Coral Gables, FL). With more than 9 years of experience in the BSA and AML field, Juan Carlos oversees the BSA/AML and OFAC Compliance Programs of the Wealth Management Division, comprised by two fiduciary banks and one broker-dealer (Mercantil Commercebank Trust Company, N.A., Mercantil Bank and Trust Limited (Cayman), and Mercantil Commcercebank Investment Services, Inc.). Juan Carlos joined Mercantil Commercebank in July 2005, as the Quality Assurance & Support Officer with Commercial Banking International Department, ensuring BSA compliance within the business unit. In 2007 he was designated the Trust Compliance and BSA Officer with responsibilities over the compliance process of two affiliated banks with trust and fiduciary powers, one in the US and one in the Cayman Islands. Later in 2011, he was promoted to his current position. His professional experience includes 9 years working as a legal counsel for large corporations in Venezuela such as Banco Venezolano de Crédito, Banco de Venezuela, Movilnet and CANTV. Juan Carlos is an Attorney with a Master degree in Commercial Law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), Caracas, Venezuela. His academic credentials include a certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2006, and the Advanced Certification in Financial Crimes Investigation (CAMS-FCI) in 2014, both from the Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). He also holds a Certificate in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2008, and the Finra Series 7 (General Securities Representative), and Finra Series 24 (General Securities Principal) lecenses.

Shutts & Bowen
Gary Bagliebter, CAMS
Co-Chair, Government Investigations and White Collar Practice

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    Gary M. Bagliebter, selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of "Litigation, Banking & Finance," is a partner in the firm's Fort Lauderdale Litigation Department and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.  Mr. Bagliebter also serves as Co-Chair of the White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in commercial trial practice in federal and state courts, USA PATRIOT Act and Bank Secrecy Act litigation and compliance matters, internal corporate investigations, and grand jury and administrative investigations.  Mr. Bagliebter is admitted to practice in Florida and New York.

    He has lectured and been a panelist at several anti-money laundering regulatory and compliance conferences across the country, and has represented financial institutions against both governmental and customer lawsuits and administrative adverse actions related to Bank Secrecy Act, Right to Financial Privacy Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, money laundering and regulatory compliance matters. He regularly provides advice and counsel in these substantive areas to foreign and domestic financial institutions, and works with compliance personnel to insure their understanding of complex and technologically advanced money laundering schemes, internet gambling issues, and related government laws and regulations. He represents financial institutions in preparing and reviewing compliance manuals, analyzing underlying suspicious activities, analyzing documentary evidence related to grand jury and administrative subpoenas, Commissioner's Subpoenas issued under letters rogatory and multi-lateral assistance treaties.

Wells Fargo
Graham Bailey
Senior Vice President, Operational Risk - Model Risk Officer, Operational Risk Analytics

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    Senior Vice President Wells Fargo Bank, Financial Crime Analytics within Financial Crime Risk Management responsible for the Global Anti-Corruption program for the company and AML, Fraud, Global Anti-Corruption, FATCA and Due Diligence analytics for Wells Fargo Bank & Co. Graham has 19 years risk management experience within financial services over three continents and has delivered multiple AML and Fraud solutions for tier one financial institutions globally. Graham is also the Model Risk Officer for Operational Risk.

    Graham specialized in the design, implementation and operation of intelligent enterprise systems for Anti-Money Laundering, Corruption, Fraud and Risk Management control, prevention and detection within retail, corporate, global correspondent and private banking, brokerages, insurance, credit card and stock exchanges / dealing environments.

    Graham has an academic background in mathematical modeling with honors, an MBA and was trained by Ernst & Young consulting in Business Process Re-engineering and Change Management.

    Prior roles include Principal for West Coast Professional Services at Fortent and Global Product Manager at Searchspace Corp responsible for developing the Searchspace global AML product offerings, E-commerce at Royal Bank of Scotland, Regulated Sales Compliance at NatWest Bank and Statistician at the Ministry of Defence, UK.

First Southwest Company
Chalo Balandran, CAMS
AML Compliance Officer

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    Chalo is the AML Compliance Officer at First Southwest Company in Dallas, Texas. He controls First Southwest Company's AML Compliance program, which includes the implementation and amendments of policies, procedures, training, and internal controls to facilitate an expanding and robust program. He also provides limited guidance to the firms correspondent customers. He has more than 10 years of industry experience, which includes six plus years in the role as an AMLCO.

    Chalo took the helm of the AML Compliance program at First Southwest Company in July of 2013. First Southwest Company is a diversified investment bank that includes a Retail Broker Dealer and two affiliate SEC Registered Investment Advisors plus varied industry specialties such as, Clearing Services for Broker Dealers/Investment Advisors, Public Finance, Individual/Institutional Investors in Capital Markets, and Corporate Finance. Previously, he was the AMLCO/Exception Sale Principal at First Command Financial Planning in Fort Worth, TX.

    Chalo served honorably as a United States Marine and his educational background includes a MBA in General Business (2013) and a BBA in Finance (2002) from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas and also received his CAMS designation in 2009. Chalo serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Bashore Business Solutions
Mary Bashore, MBA, CAMS
(Formerly with National Credit Union Administration-NCUA)

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    Currently engaged in consulting as the President of Bashore Business Solutions, LLC, Mary Bashore draws on extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge in AML activities and financial institution operations.

    During her career with NCUA, a federal regulatory agency, Ms. Bashore advanced from a financial institution examiner to become the AML/BSA specialist and technical advisor to staff responsible for examination and enforcement activities for over 1,400 financial institutions. Ms. Bashore led, developed and trained staff on various systems and effective conduct of BSA examinations, analyzed data, and provided guidance to internal and external parties. She prepared administrative actions and handled complex, sensitive regulatory issues.

    A recognized leader and collaborator, Ms. Bashore taught examiners at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), serves on the Executive Board of the U.S. Capital Chapter of ACAMS and the Task Force for the ACAMS Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference.

Fairfax County Police Department
David Baucom, CAMS

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    Detective David Baucom joined the Fairfax County Police Department in 1995, where he was initially assigned to the Franconia District Station as a patrol officer. In 1998, Detective Baucom was selected to the Franconia District Station’s Mountain Bike Team, where he was assigned to numerous Christmas Anti-Theft Teams and worked investigations that impacted the community such as graffiti complaints, larceny complaints and low-level drug complaints. In 2000, Detective Baucom was selected to the Police Department’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Division as an undercover detective. During his time on the narcotics team Detective Baucom infiltrated drug distributors, prostitution rings, posed as a hit man, and worked illegal gambling operations.

    In 2004, Detective Baucom was assigned to the Police Department’s Anti-Money Laundering Squad, where he presently works. The squad was created to combat these types of organizations, not only to make arrest but to find and seize their assets to permanently close them down. Detective Baucom currently investigates large drug rings, illegal gambling operations, and prostitution cases.

    Detective Baucom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a court certified expert in the distribution of illegal narcotics, and in marijuana grow operations. Detective Baucom is CAMS certified through the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Fidelity Investments
Elizabeth Paige Baumann
Senior Vice President, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

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    Elizabeth Paige Baumann, Senior Vice President, is Fidelity's Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer. Ms. Baumann has played a key role in Fidelity's Anti-Money Laundering Program since its inception. She has been a very active member of the AML committees of the industry groups relevant to Fidelity's business, including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Investment Company Institute (ICI). Ms. Baumann served as the Co-chair of SIFMA's AML and Financial Crimes Committee in 2012-2013. She also represented ICI on two sub-committees of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. Ms. Baumann has been member of Fidelity's Enterprise Compliance Department since September 1999 and has provided compliance support to several Fidelity business units on a variety of compliance issues. Prior to Fidelity, she worked at Charles Schwab in San Francisco for 6 years. Ms. Baumann earned her J.D. from the Tulane School of Law and her B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is a member of both the California and Massachusetts bars.

Ernst & Young LLP
Steven Beattie, CAMS
Principal, Financial Services

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    Steve is the anti-money laundering (AML) services leader for EY. He brings operational, technology and process improvement experience starting with his prior risk and controls assessment leadership role within a global financial services company. He is responsible for America's leadership and global coordination of EY's AML and economic sanctions-related efforts across banks, asset managers, broker/dealers and insurance companies. He brings extensive hands-on experience in compliance organization/structure, risk assessment and mitigation, control assessment and operational and technology improvement strategies. Steve has worked and presented with various regulatory authorities as firms have endeavored to address regulatory expectation, and is a frequent speaker on current and emerging topics and challenges. Most recently, he has been a leader of industry roundtables for addressing emerging OFAC-related challenges, with particular focus on the future implications of SWIFT messaging standard changes and their resultant operational and technology impact.

Circle Internet Financial
John A. Beccia III, CAMS
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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    John A. Beccia III is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a company that provides digital currency solutions for consumers and merchants.  Mr. Beccia is responsible for all corporate law, anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance matters. Prior to joining Circle, Mr. Beccia was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and BSA Officer at Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a national financial services organization that specializes in private banking, where he advised on bank regulatory, anti-money laundering and legal issues. Previously, Mr. Beccia served as the Assistant General Counsel of Investors Bank & Trust Company and as Chief Regulatory Counsel and Research Director for The Financial Services Roundtable, a trade association which represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance and investment products to consumers. While at the Roundtable, Mr. Beccia coordinated closely with federal/state lawmakers and regulatory agencies on a variety of matters.

Kieran Beer, CAMS

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    Kieran Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS since January 2007. Prior to that he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker. Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences and appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).

Digital Defence
Robert Beggs
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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    Robert Beggs is the founder and CEO of Digital Defence. As the head of a global leader in security testing (penetration testing), incident response and data forensics, he has served clients in the banking, insurance, brokerage, and mortgage industries, as well as several small and medium enterprises from a variety of market verticals. He has been responsible for the technical leadership and project management of more than 300 consulting engagements, including policy development and review, standards compliance, attack and penetration testing of wired and wireless networks, third party security assessments, incident response, and other consulting projects. His experience with military, financial, and other systems related to critical infrastructure have prepared him to provide a high degree of practical security.

    Before working as a Senior Consultant to one of Canada's largest financial institutions, Robert was employed by Netigy, a global network and security infrastructure firm based in San Jose. He has also worked for Nortel Networks in the Systems Engineering group as a specialist responsible for developing new IP-based services for global telecommunications clients. Robert is the lead instructor for DigitalDefence, providing instruction in ethical hacking, incident response, live system analysis, malware analysis, and data forensics. Robert is a founder and proud sponsor of the Toronto Area Security Klatch, TASK, North America's largest user group focused solely on security issues. He holds an MBA in Science and Technology from Queen's University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Wolters Kluwer
Shannon Bennett, CRCM, CAMS
Senior Director of Financial Crime Control Strategy, Enterprise Risk and Compliance

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    Shannon Bennett has over 25 years of regulatory compliance experience in the financial industry, working in and with both banks and nonbanks. As senior director of Financial Crime Control, she serves as a senior advisor and strategist to financial institutions in preventing, identifying and resolving opportunities for fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes.

Bowtie Advisors
Elliot Berman

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    Elliot H. Berman is the Principal of BOWTIE ADVISORS, a trusted advisor to its clients focusing on helping them formulate and implement practical solutions to drive successful results for their privately owned businesses.

    Elliot has extensive experience with business organizations and financial institutions; and has focused his career on mergers and acquisitions, governance, partnering with clients to start new businesses, assisting businesses in improving their processes to promote growth, banking regulation, financial data processing and e-Commerce. Elliot is a nationally recognized expert in compliance issues regarding anti-money laundering. A frequent lecturer on corporate matters, financial institution law and e-Commerce issues, Elliot has spoken at numerous conferences.

    Elliot serves on the boards of directors of several organizations including the Wisconsin Automated Clearing House Association (WACHA), and is a past member of the board of directors of NACHA.

    Prior to establishing Bowtie Advisors, Mr. Berman served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Johnson Financial Group, Inc. a financial holding company in Racine, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Johnson Financial Group, Elliot was a member of the Corporate Law and Financial Institutions Practice Groups at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. a law firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he served as a senior attorney with Firstar Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
John Bienkowski
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Liaison to FinCEN

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    Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) John (Jay) Bienkowski has been with the FBI since 1989. SSA Bienkowski became a Certified Public Accountant in 1988 and obtained his Law Degree in 1995. SSA Bienkowski currently serves as the FBI Liaison detailed to FinCEN. Jay began his career serving as a field agent in Houston, Texas where he investigated public corruption and complex financial crimes. He then served as a Supervisor in the Money Laundering Unit at FBI Headquarters, a Supervisory Special Agent in Portland, Oregon, the FBI Legal Attaché in Warsaw, Poland and Supervisor in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters.

Bogdan Consulting Services
Nicholas Bogdan, CAMS
Managing Director

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    Nicholas Bogdan is president and founder of Bogdan Consulting Services, LLC, a company that provides information technology and data analytic services to federal government clients. Since 2004, Mr. Bogdan has provided data exploitation expertise to the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. He specializes in the bulk exploitation and analysis of financial datasets and has created innovative tools, analyses, and processes used throughout the FBI and other US government agencies. Mr. Bogdan holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

NICE Actimize
Joseph Bognanno, CAMS
Principal, AML Solutions, Americas

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    Joseph Bognanno is Principal, AML Solutions, Americas for NICE Actimize, and works with financial institutions to identify effective practices to mitigate money laundering and other financial crime risks. Mr. Bognanno has more than 18 years of experience in financial services and technology specific to AML/CFT initiatives. He has provided training, technical assistance, and guidance to both public and private sectors in over 40 countries in roles such as U.S. Treasury Senior Advisor on Economic Crimes, U.S. Treasury Attaché liaison to the South American FATF, and Director of Financial Crime Consulting for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. As an AML subject matter expert, he speaks at various industry events, notably ACAMS and FATF Plenaries, and has provided expert AML/CFT commentary to a number of international publications. Mr. Bognanno is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has an M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems for Business from The Johns Hopkins University.

JPMorgan Chase
Aaron Borst, CAMS
Executive Director, Head of Global KYC Program and Governance

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    Aaron Borst is an Executive Director with JPMorgan Chase where he leads the Global KYC Program and Governance function responsible for the oversight and continuous advancement of core KYC Program initiatives. Aaron has over 10 years experience in the AML profession during which time he has developed and executed strategic AML program builds and remediation, provided regulatory exam leadership, and acted as an advisor on existing or emerging regulation and leading industry practice.

    Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in April of 2014, Aaron was the Director of Surveillance for Capital One where he built a comprehensive Investigations and Enhanced Due Diligence organization addressing numerous elements of AML program management such as; alert, investigation and SAR operations, CDD/KYC requirements, customer risk scoring, high risk customer reviews, enterprise AML account closures and AML Model Risk operations. Aaron began his AML career with ABN AMRO where he focused on complex international correspondent banking investigations, SAR look-back analysis, Trade Finance analysis, and High Risk correspondent annual reviews.

    Aaron is certified by ACAMS and the American Society for Quality, participates in many industry roundtables and has spoken in various professional forums and conferences such as ACAMS Web Seminars, the American Bankers Association/American Bar Association Money Laundering Enforcement Conference and the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference. In 2013, Aaron joined the advisory board for the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference and continues to serve in that capacity.

Mark Boyer
Managing Director

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    Mark Boyer is a managing director in Accenture's Finance & Risk Services and is a member of the Global Fraud and Financial Crime leadership team. He has over 22 years in Financial Services experience serving many of the largest global financial institutions. Mark specializes in global transformation programs where his experience has spanned the strategy, design and implementation of business, organizational and technical change programs. His most recent experience has focused on assisting clients with the design and execution of their Global AML programs.

Brent Bramwell, CAMS, CIA, CFSA, CRMA
Global Head of Internal Audit

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    Brent Bramwell is the Global Head of Internal Audit for PayPal with responsibilities for global audit activities. He has over 17 years of progressive leadership experience in various roles in financial services spanning Internal Audit, Compliance Testing, Internal Control and Operations Management. He has held both US centric and global roles at PayPal, American Express, Goldman Sachs and GE Capital. He is an active member of ACAMs and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He maintains professional licenses as a CAMS, CIA, CFSA and CRMA.

Citi Security and Investigative Services (CSIS)
Richard Brittson
Senior Vice President, Cyber Forensics Manager-Global Investigations

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    Richard Brittson is currently the Global Cyber Forensics Lab Manager at Citi-CSIS. Prior to joining Citi, Richard was the Deputy Chief Investigator of Cyber & Forensics Investigations (CFI) at the New York County District Attorney's Office. He oversaw the High Technology Analysis Unit and created the DANY Cyber Academy - which has trained over 2,000 law enforcement professionals from around the country. He is a retired NYPD detective with previous assignments in the Firearms Task Force, Brooklyn North Homicide and the Computer Crimes Squad.

Jonathan H. Burke

Ernst & Young LLP
Jonathan H. Burke, CAMS
Senior Manager

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    Jonathan Burke joined EY in 2012 after more than seven years with the US Government, including assignments with the Treasury Department, State Department, and US Senate. During his time at the US Treasury, he played a leading role in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the global sanctions framework in support of US policy on Iran. In this capacity, Jonathan worked with foreign governments and global financial institutions to align and strengthen implementation of sanctions measures. In addition, Jonathan advised senior Treasury officials on the development and use of US authorities, including OFAC sanctions, Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, and the issuance of OFAC and FinCEN Advisories. Since joining EY, Jonathan has led numerous AML and sanctions engagements for major global financial institution clients, including overseas operations across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Jonathan frequently provides presentations and training on sanctions to clients and professional organizations globally.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Joseph Burke
Unit Chief, National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center, Illicit Finance, Narcotics and Special Operations Division

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    Joseph W. Burke is the Unit Chief of the National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center (BCSC) co-located at the Law Enforcement Support Center in Williston, Vermont. In this position, Mr. Burke is responsible for overseeing an operational intelligence center focused on disrupting and dismantling criminal organizations involved in the transportation and smuggling of illicit proceeds. Mr. Burke’s previous assignments include the Acting Attaché and Assistant Attaché in Rome, Italy, Assistant Director of Financial Operations in Headquarters, Staff Coordinator in the Money Laundering Section at the Special Operations Division, and as a Special Agent in the California field offices of Calexico, San Diego, and Oceanside. Mr. Burke began his law enforcement career with U.S. Customs in 1990.

John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS
Executive Vice President

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    John Byrne is an internationally-recognized regulatory and legislative attorney with over 25 years of experience in financial services issues, with expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and management, anti-money laundering, privacy and consumer compliance. He was most recently president of Condor Consulting LLC and prior to that the global regulatory relations executive for Bank of America and the director of the American Bankers Association's Center for Regulatory Compliance. Mr. Byrne has received a number of awards, including the Director's Medal for Exceptional Service from the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the ABA's Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field.

Station Casinos
Paul Camacho, CPA
Vice President of AML Compliance

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    Paul joined Station Casinos in February 2014 as the Vice President of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. He was formerly the IRS CI Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Field Office overseeing all criminal investigations occurring in Nevada and Utah. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a graduate of California State University East Bay. His previously held positions include IRS CI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office and IRS CI Senior Analyst (Washington, DC). Paul was a keynote speaker at the 2011 Casino Symposium in Singapore sponsored by the Singapore government. He has given presentations on casino money laundering detection to various groups including high ranking Mexican government officials, Panama gaming regulators and casino internal auditors.

Ally Financial Services
James Candelmo, CAMS
Executive Compliance Director and BSA/AML Officer

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    Jim is responsible for all anti-money laundering investigations, operations, programs and global sanctions as well as other compliance activities.

    Before joining Ally, Jim was the Deputy Criminal Chief (Terrorism/National Security) for the United States Attorney's Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was responsible for investigation and prosecution of all national security cases. Prior to that, Jim served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Department's elite Counter Espionage Section and Fraud Section. He is a veteran of both the Department's New England Bank Fraud Task Force and San Diego Bank Fraud Task Force.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Jason Carmen
Supervisory Internal Revenue Agent

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    Jason Carmen began working for I.R.S. BSA Casino Group in August 2007 and became manager in July 2009. He is responsible for all Nevada and Atlantic City casinos but as needed his group performs exams on tribal casinos, card clubs, and commercial casinos in other jurisdictions. Before coming to the I.R.S., Jason worked 10 years as a senior examiner for the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Jason has a B.S. in Accountancy and an M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman, CAMS
Director, AML Program Execution

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    Chris Chapman is a Risk Execution Director, responsible for North America (NAM) Consumer and Commercial AML KYC and High Risk Program at Citi. Duties include Regulatory Governance, Quality Assurance, Procedures/Training, Metrics/Reporting and Project Management of the KYC and EDD program. Chris is also responsible for the implementation of FATCA for NAM.

    Chris originally joined Bank of America in 1990 and retired after 21+ years of service. Chris has spent most of his financial career in Risk and AML. Having served in many capacities, more recently Chris served as the Senior Manager responsible for both the CountryWide and the Merrill Lynch Global AML transitions. Chris oversaw all aspects of bringing the AML programs together for these three companies.

    Previously, as Technology Manager for AML and Corporate Security Risk Technology, Chris was responsible for building and deploying the monitoring, surveillance and investigation tools used by AML Compliance and Corporate Security Operations. These tools allowed compliance and fraud investigators to monitor, detect, investigate and report suspicious activity to various regulatory agencies.

    Chris also led the Bank of America Risk Learning Technology team. In this role, he was responsible for the development, deployment and support of risk training courses. Chris designed specific solutions that established the tracking, monitoring and effectiveness of these training events.

    Interesting Fact: Chris implemented one of the industry's first bank wide OFAC monitoring systems in the late 90s, and thus began his career in AML.

    A native of South Carolina, Chris graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts. More recently, Chris received his MBA from Queens University in Charlotte. Chris also possesses a paralegal degree from California State University and a Computer Technology degree from Midlands Technical College.

    Chris holds certifications for PMP (Project Management Professional), CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist), and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Zeichner Ellman & Krause
David Chenkin, Esq., CAMS
Managing Partner

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Ernst & Young LLP
Vasilios P. Chrisos, CAMS
Principal, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services

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    Vasilios is a Principal in EY's FIDS practice focusing on investigations, lookbacks, and regulatory inquiries related to AML, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption (AB&C) matters. He assists both financial institutions and non-financial companies on all aspects of financial crime compliance. He has assisted and advised financial services institutions in developing comprehensive AML risk assessment frameworks, identifying inherent money laundering vulnerabilities, establishing customer risk ranking protocols, designing AML compliance programs, implementing policies, procedures, and controls, creating AML governance structures, establishing Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) protocols, and developing transaction monitoring capabilities. Vasilios has advised institutions on communication strategies with the applicable regulatory authorities, including regular updates and submissions on the progress of remediation efforts.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation
John G. Collins
Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Field Office

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    John G. Collins is the Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation's Las Vegas Field Office located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Field Office covers the judicial districts of Nevada and Utah, with posts of duty in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah. Mr. Collins was named to this position in April 2014 and reports directly to the Director of Field Operations for the Western Area.

    As Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Collins is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating the activities of IRS Criminal Investigation employees who investigate violations of tax and other financial crimes in Nevada and Utah.

    Criminal Investigation's mission is to serve the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law. Although the core mission of Criminal Investigation (CI) is the investigation of income tax evasion, CI is often called upon by other law enforcement agencies to lend their financial investigative expertise in combating criminal activity in the areas of money laundering, narcotics, and terrorist financing, as well as violations of currency reporting requirements. CI investigates and assists in the prosecution of significant financial crimes that generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance, and promote public confidence in the tax system.

    Mr. Collins began his IRS career in January 1991 as a Revenue Agent in Phoenix, Arizona, after having spent over eight years as a CPA in public accounting, for both national and local firms. He became a Special Agent in the Phoenix Field Office in 1993. Prior to entering management he served as a Resident Lead Instructor at the National Criminal Investigation Training Academy in Glynco, Georgia, for two years and became a Supervisory Special Agent in Roanoke, Virginia, in June 2005. Beginning in August 2008, he served as a Senior Analyst in the Security and Technical Operations and Global Financial Crimes Sections. In November 2009, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Director - Global Financial Crimes Section, a position he held until his selection as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Boston Field Office in October 2010. Prior to his appointment to Las Vegas, Mr. Collins served as Acting Special Agent in Charge in the Boston Field Office since August 2013.

    Mr. Collins is a 1982 graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting. He earned a Masters in Accountancy (Taxation) degree from Arizona State University in 1991.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Hector X. Colon
Unit Chief, Trade Transparency Unit, Director, National Targeting Center Investigations, Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division

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    Mr. Hector X. Colon is the Unit Chief for the Trade Transparency Unit and Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) National Targeting Center Investigations Division (NTC-I), within the Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division, HSI. As the TTU Unit Chief, he has programmatic oversight over HSI trade-based money (TBML) investigations and operations world-wide. He is responsible for developing international and domestic initiatives designed to identify, investigate, and prosecute terrorists and transnational criminal organizations that move and launder their illicit funds through complex schemes involving global trade. At NTC-I, Mr. Colon leads HSI's efforts to increase collaboration with CBP across the entire border security continuum, to include interdictions, HSI investigations, and the joint exploitation of intelligence.

    Mr. Colon began his federal law enforcement career in 1997 with the former U.S. Customs Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, specializing in financial crimes, Customs fraud, cybercrimes, and computer forensics. He has served in a variety of leadership positions for HSI in both foreign and domestic assignments, including as Acting Attaché in Caracas, Venezuela; Group Supervisor in Houston, Texas; and Unit Chief for HSI's Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit. He has represented HSI at various national and international forums to include the BSAAG, and as part of the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force.

    A native of Puerto Rico, Hector holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and a Gulf War veteran.

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
James Conroy, MS, CFE, CAMS
Supervising Detective
Special Investigations Unit: Economic Crimes Bureau

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    James P. Conroy has 17 years of law enforcement and criminal investigative experience in the fraud, white collar and special investigations unit. His emphasis area of expertise lies in fraud investigation and identity theft, of which he is a state's expert witness. He holds a certification as a fraud examiner (CFE) from the Association of Fraud Examiners and is currently cleared for designation as a certified anti-money laundering expert (CAMS). Jim is currently a Supervising Detective with a NJ law enforcement agency and has worked at the city, state and county levels of law enforcement over his career. He has testified in every type of court proceeding, including trials at the state and federal level. Jim has conducted criminal investigations as a sworn law enforcement officer into narcotics organizations, terrorist groups and organized criminal groups, having worked in an undercover capacity for several years. He is a certified internal affairs investigator, and has investigated unattended deaths, bias crimes, hi-tech crimes and other types of criminal investigations.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN),
US Department of the Treasury
Ryan Crosby
Section Chief

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    Mr. Ryan Crosby is the Section Chief for the Western Europe/Sub-Saharan Africa Section, Intelligence Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Mr. Crosby works with an analytical team to reduce the ability of priority illicit actors to exploit financial institutions and enlist individuals to launder their funds. Mr. Crosby previously worked as a Senior Liaison Specialist at FinCEN covering South Asia. In that role, he delivered programs focused on developing foreign Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and sponsoring FIUs for Egmont Group membership. Prior to FinCEN, Mr. Crosby worked at the World Bank in the Financial Market Integrity Group as a Junior Professional Associate, assisting with technical assistance programs, mutual evaluations, and policy development. Mr. Crosby has also worked in the private sector performing SAR look-backs and file remediation.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Indira Crum
Acting Director, BSA/AML Compliance Policy

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    Indira Crum is currently Acting Director, BSA/AML Compliance Policy in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Prior to joining the OCC, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime of the U.S. Department of the Treasury working on international issues associated with terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crimes. She has also held various positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers providing financial advisory services to both industry and public sector clients.

    Ms. Crum earned a masters of science in accounting from Georgetown University and a masters of arts in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Standard Chartered Bank
Martin A. Cunningham, CAMS
Regional Head, Financial Crime Intelligence – Americas

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    Martin A. Cunningham (CAMS) is the Regional Head of Financial Crime Intelligence for Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to working in the banking sector, Martin served as Deputy Team Chief in the Counter Threat Finance branch of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Mr. Cunningham also served as program manager for SOCOM's counter threat finance training program and oversaw the development of curriculum and training partnerships.

    Formerly an Adjunct Professor with the Joint Special Operations University Martin also served as a guest lecturer at various institutions to include the Navy War College, the Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, University of South Florida, and Georgia State University. Mr. Cunningham's background includes a deployment to the Iraq Threat Finance Cell to disrupt Al Qaida-in-Iraq's financial operations, Senior Counter Threat Finance Analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton and an Intelligence Officer for the United States Navy.

US Bank
Robert Curry, CAMS
Senior Vice President, Chief AML Officer

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    Robert Curry is deputy chief officer at U.S. Bank. He has 20 plus years of compliance experience in varying functions including chief compliance officer, deputy chief compliance officer, Chief Anti-Money Laundering (AML) officer, and auditor. In these roles, he has worked with community and money center banks, international boutique banks, and global financial institutions. In his current role, Curry is responsible for the oversight and direction of U.S. Bank's AML program. Rob graduated with a degree in Finance from Mount Union College and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Kevin Dalvi, CAMS
Managing Director

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    Kevin is a Managing Director in PwC’s Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics practice specializing in anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, and regulatory compliance. He has more than ten years of experience in providing professional services to numerous clients in the financial services industry. Kevin has worked with several organizations to conduct enterprise-wide assessments of compliance processes and systems to identify gaps, overall risks, monitoring coverage, and opportunities for successful compliance, cost savings, and efficiency gains. He also has significant experience in developing AML, OFAC, and fraud analytics programs and regulatory response strategies covering areas from compliance to operations. He has worked with institutions to enhance their understanding of compliance and overall enterprise risks and management of those risks.

Donna Davidek, CAMS-Audit
Senior Vice President, Director of BSA/AML/OFAC

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    Donna Davidek is SVP/Director of BSA/AML/OFAC at IBERIABANK, a large commercial Bank headquartered in Lafayette, LA. As the Bank’s BSA Officer, Donna leads of team of Managers and Investigators in Florida and Louisiana who provide AML counsel and oversight to all business units across the corporation. Donna and her team instituted and continue to maintain a sound and effective enterprise-wide AML program.

    Donna began her banking career 25 years ago after moving to Marco Island, Florida from her hometown, Chicago. For 13 years she served in every capacity of retail banking services at local community banks and major national banks before turning her focus to compliance. On the founding team of a de novo bank, Donna had direct oversight of BSA, Compliance, Operations and Training as well as the Online Banking/Bill Payment and Debit Card Systems, in addition to the core processing system.

    Prior to her current position, Donna was SVP/Director of Compliance/BSA Officer at a Bank headquartered in Naples, FL where she was responsible for the design, oversight and implementation of the Bank’s BSA program, in addition to development, review and updating of policies, procedures and risk assessments across all business units, products and services in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

    Donna recently achieved the ACAMS Advanced Audit Certification.

US Bank
Sarah Desmond, CAMS
BSA/AML Officer

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    Sarah Desmond is the BSA/AML Officer for Wealth Management & Securities Services at U.S. Bank. In her current role she is responsible for developing, directing and overseeing the business line BSA/AML and OFAC Programs. Prior to U.S. Bank, Ms. Desmond served as a Director with the Global Financial Crimes Compliance organization at Bank of America, holding AML leadership roles for both Global Wealth Management and Global Markets. She has over 20 years in the financial industry, including a prior role with the Bank of New York on Wall Street and serving as BSA/AML Officer for a retail financial institution in Florida. Ms. Desmond earned her B.S. in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Banking and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Western Union
Duncan DeVille, CAMS
AML/BSA Officer

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    Duncan DeVille is the BSA/AML Officer at Western Union, where he is responsible for AML/CFT compliance throughout the company (WU Financial Services International, WU Business Solutions, Custom House, Travelex, WU Digital and the two WU-owned banks).

    Before joining Western Union, he headed the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at FinCEN. Prior to this, DeVille started and led the AML practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously he served as a Sr. Financial Enforcement Advisor with the Treasury Dept.'s Office of International Affairs, mentoring foreign governments on compliance with AML/CFT standards. He also served as a civilian with the US Dept. of Defense in Baghdad, where he led rule of law efforts, and earlier as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. DeVille was as a prosecutor for over a dozen years, including as an Asst. US Attorney in Los Angeles with DOJ's Organized Crime Strike Force. Also with DOJ, he completed two overseas postings (Moscow and Yerevan). He began his prosecutor career as a Dep. DA, where he tried street crimes cases; and later as a Special Asst. State AG, where he argued felony appeals.

    Concurrent with his work at WU, DeVille is an Adj. Professor of Law at Georgetown Univ. He received graduate degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and the Univ. of Denver, and his undergraduate degree from the Univ. of Louisiana.

Kathe M. Dunne

KMD Consulting Solutions
Kathe M. Dunne, CAMS, AAP, CAMS-Audit

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    Kathe M. Dunne is financial professional with over 30 years in the financial services arena, working in private industry, financial institutions and financial servicing organizations primarily in the areas of BSA/AML Compliance, Risk Management, Product Management & Product Development, Training/Training Development, Bank Operations, Cash Management and Marketing.

    Kathe is president of KMD Consulting Solutions, a consultancy firm specializing in Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-money Laundering (BSA/AML) risk and compliance management solutions for Banks and Credit Unions. In addition to operating her own consulting business, Kathe was previously the Director of Product Management and the Director of Consulting & Education at Banker's Toolbox, Inc., a leading software provider of AML Monitoring Software. She has also served as a Senior Vice President at Aurum Consulting, and the Manager of Product Development & Management at Union Bank of California. In these roles she provided services in the areas of Compliance, BSA/AML, Payment Systems (ACH and Wire Transfer), Product Management, and in Training/Training Development.

    Most recently, Kathe obtained an advanced certification, CAMS – Audit, the most advanced certification of the Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). She was also instrumental in the formation of CenTex, the central Texas chapter of ACAMS and served on the board of directors. Additionally, she is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), a credential provided by NACHA (National Automated Clearing House Association) and is CAMS Certified, another professional certification of ACAMS. She has served on the Board of Directors and on the Electronic Check Task Force for NACHA, and has served as Board Chair and Committee Chair for WesPay (Western Payments Alliance).

John Dunning, CAMS
Citi Commercial Bank
Global AML Advisory Lead

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    John Dunning is a Director at Citibank and is the global AML Advisory Lead for Citi Commercial Bank. He works closely with global business and internal partners to ensure Citi Commercial Bank has effective AML controls. Prior to joining Citi, John was at Bank of America for 5 years where he held several AML leadership positions including roles as the Corporate and Commercial Bank AML Executive and Consumer Banking AML Executive. Prior to that, John worked at Wachovia Bank for 10 years in a variety of operations, business, and compliance roles, including Compliance Manager for the Treasury Services business. John received his Economics degree from University of North Carolina. John, his wife, and two children live in Charlotte, NC. 

ICE Homeland Security Investigations
Stephenie Lord Eisert
Unit Chief, Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division
Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit

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    Since August 2012, Mrs. Lord Eisert has been assigned to the Illicit Finance & Proceeds of Crime Unit (IFPCU) at Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Mrs. Lord Eisert has worldwide programmatic oversight of ICE financial investigations. More specifically, she and her unit support the President’s Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime by identifying the means and methods that criminals use to generate, move, store, and launder their illicit funds. She oversees and develops investigative techniques to identify and close vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial systems and investigates the perpetrators of this type of crime. Additionally, Mrs. Lord Eisert enhances cooperation with domestic and foreign law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and non-governmental bodies by sharing best practices, lessons learned, and transnational organized crime trends and patterns.

    Prior to her headquarters assignment she served as the Resident Agent in Charge in Boise, Idaho where she was the office head, directing investigations relating to matters of national security, export enforcement, money laundering, drug and bulk-cash smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking, customs fraud, child pornography, and other financial and immigration fraud. She began her federal law enforcement career with the U.S. Customs Service and served as a special agent in Yuma, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; and Boise, Idaho.

    Mrs. Lord Eisert began her law enforcement career as a State Trooper with the Idaho State Police and was assigned as a resident patrol officer covering the northernmost counties in Idaho.

    Mrs. Lord Eisert earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University.

Standard Chartered Bank
Barry Emmert, CAMS
Director, Regional Head of Policy and Advisory Americas, Financial Crime Compliance

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    Barry Emmert (CAMS) is a Director and the Regional Head of Policy and Advisory for Standard Chartered Bank- Americas. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering field. Barry has significant experience in AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) laws, regulations and best practices. Previously, Barry was the Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering for Royal Bank of Scotland, MIB Americas business. In this capacity, he was responsible for oversight of the anti-money laundering compliance program for RBS's banking, markets and wholesale lending businesses.

JPMorgan Chase
Jonathan Estreich, CFE, CAMS, CAMS-Audit, CAPM
Vice President, Internal Audit

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    Jonathan Estreich is currently a vice president within the internal audit department at JPMorgan Chase. With over nine years of experience working with financial services firms such as Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Estreich specializes in providing anti‐money laundering and counter‐terrorist financing services with a focus on AML policies, procedures and internal controls, including those relating to transaction monitoring, Know Your Customer initiatives, customer due diligence and risk assessments. By servicing many different financial institutions within the banking sector in multiple capacities, he has accumulated a broad range of industry knowledge and expertise in diverse areas such as global AML compliance and Office of Foreign Assets Control as well as in working with complex product and customer types. He has had considerable involvement in leading, managing and advising on BSA/AML‐related matters, including authoring several works with Thomson Reuters Complinet, ACAMS Today, InsideCounsel and Corporate Compliance Insights.

Tom Fleming & Associates
Thomas D. Fleming
Retired Assistant Director for the Office of Compliance, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

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    Tom Fleming has over 46 years experience in both the financial services industry and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance. He retired from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as the Assistant Director for the Office of Compliance responsible for ensuring industry compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act through active partnerships with regulatory and law enforcement agencies as well as financial institution trade associations. His 24 year government career included BSA/AML-related compliance and enforcement positions in the Office of Thrift Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Treasury’s Office of Financial Enforcement as well as FinCEN. During his government career, Mr. Fleming was recognized as an expert and authoritative speaker on BSA/AML issues. Prior to joining the government he was a banker for over 22 years. In 2013 Mr. Fleming founded Tom Fleming & Associates, LLC, consultants specializing in Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance.

Marcy Forman
Managing Director, Global Investigations Unit, AML Compliance

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    With over 30 years of federal law enforcement experience, Marcy brings a wealth of anti-money laundering and trade fraud expertise to this position. Prior to joining Citigroup, Marcy served as the independent court monitor for the Western Union and State of Arizona judicial settlement. In addition, Marcy was a consultant in private practice specializing in business compliance in the fields of anti-money laundering, trade fraud, IPR and immigration.

    Among her significant positions, Marcy served for approximately five and a half years as the director, Office of Investigations, ICE. In this capacity, Marcy oversaw the largest investigative arm for DHS, with over 8,000 employees that included over 6,200 Special Agents and administered a budget of more than $1.6 billion. As director, Marcy was responsible for strategic planning, national policy implementation, and the development and execution of operational initiatives.

RMF Consulting Group, Inc.
Bob Frimet, CAMS

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    Mr. Frimet is CAMS certified since 2005 and his primary focus is MSB's including check cashers, Foreign Currency Dealers, Pawn Shops and Dealers in Precious Metals under Title 31 and Title 26. Mr. Frimet has provided proposed rule changes to FinCen regarding cross border foreign currency transactions relative to KYC and identification rule changes. Mr. Frimet has spent 22 years in the MSB filed from Compliance Officer to CEO operating various MSB's in California, Florida, New York, Connecticut and Nevada.

    Mr. Frimet often conducts seminars to various national and state associations such as the National Pawn Brokers Association and the California Financial Service Providers Association relative to matters of compliance and check fraud and has developed hundreds of AML programs and independent reviews for MSB's of all sizes.

Susan J. Galli, CAMS
Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory Risk and Regulatory

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    Susan Galli is considered an AML Subject Matter leader and currently serves as a Managing Director in the Financial Services Advisory Risk and Regulatory area at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). She works closely with PwC’s risk and regulatory consulting teams to advise clients on the overall management and performance of their business, with a focus on compliance management, risk and governance. Specifically, Ms. Galli advises clients on matters involving regulatory actions, monitorships, and overall AML/Sanctions strategies.

    Just prior to joining PwC, Ms. Galli held a number of roles in anti-money laundering compliance with HSBC Holdings Plc and HSBC Holdings North America, Inc. During her tenure at HSBC, she had responsibility for AML policy and program development and global AML strategy and architecture. She has also served as the Chief Risk Management Officer at Pacific National Bank, N.A. where she had responsibility for the oversight of the compliance risk management functions including BSA and regulatory compliance, as well as all of the other risk functions at the bank.

    Ms. Galli has over 20 years of senior-level anti-money laundering experience providing a vast array of services including developing AML risk scoring policies and procedures for various business lines, implementing automated customer acquisition due diligence processes for Citibank’s correspondent bank and corporate bank accounts and developing and approving the Customer Identification Program Procedures and exception requests for business lines in Latin America. Additionally, she has conducted in-depth AML reviews of various financial institutions’ AML programs, as part of internal compliance monitoring and testing or as part of mergers and acquisition due diligence. She has developed and delivered numerous AML training sessions for financial institutions, banking associations and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. She has acted as a course instructor for the ACAMS certification exam preparation course and developed and instructed the FIBA Correspondent Banking AML course. In addition, she has developed and taught an AML course in Spanish for the Cámara de Banco Privados e otras Instituciones Financieras in San José, Costa Rica.

Carlos Garcia-Pavia
Director of Market Planning, AML Compliance

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    Carlos Garcia-Pavia recently joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions as Director of Market Planning being responsible for the overall screening solutions strategy including Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Know Your Customer and Enhanced Due Diligence.

    Prior to LexisNexis, Mr. Garcia-Pavia was the Global Head of the Business Intelligence Unit at one of the largest financial institutions. In this capacity, he was responsible for the operation and support of the global screening platform and co-authored the Global Screening Technology Program of this institution.
    With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology focused in the Financial and Banking sectors, Mr. Garcia-Pavia has contributed in numerous tactical and strategic initiatives for Electronic Banking, Cash Management, Trade, Data Warehousing and Compliance.

City National Bank
DeeDee Goecks, CAMS
Senior Vice President – Operations Risk Manager

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    DeeDee Goecks is the Senior Vice President, Operations & Compliance Manager for City National Bank since 2004. DeeDee was instrumental in implementing the bank’s BSA/AML Program. She launched multiple units and is responsible for Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence. The 32 member team consists of Analysts, Supervisors and Managers located in Los Angeles, California. She has over 12 years of senior-level anti-money laundering experience providing a vast array of services including developing bank-wide KYC risk scoring policies and procedures, implementing automated client due diligence processes and conducting in-depth AML reviews of complex business structures.

Robert A. Goldfinger, CAMS, CFS, Cmdr., CID (retired)

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    Robert A. Goldfinger is the President of Nomino Data. He leads the development of client relationships, partner collaborations, as well as providing expert consulting services and technology search design product content fulfillment and implementation expertise.

    With nearly three decades of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Mr. Goldfinger brings a unique combination of management expertise, operational leadership and marketing across business environments that require technology solutions. He has held positions within Fraud/Risk Management sector at multiple firms including financial services and technology entities.

    Mr. Goldfinger is a retired Law Enforcement Executive having served with the Rochester New York Police Department. During his tenure in Law Enforcement, he held numerous leadership positions including Commanding Officer of Criminal Investigations and Internal Affairs.

AML Audit Services
Laura H. Goldzung, CAMS, CFE, CCRP
President and Founder

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    Laura Goldzung works with variety financial and non-financial institutions conducting BSA/AML independent reviews and other AML-related services in the US. In addition to audit, areas of focus have included BSA/AML program design, risk analysis and assessment, custom training and keynote presentations, and compliance consulting services. She has worked with institutions that have been referred to enforcement for BSA/AML violations, helping them to bring their programs into compliance.

    Prior to establishing her consultancy, Ms. Goldzung served in a variety of executive management roles in many sectors of the financial services industry.

Bank of America
Lisa M. Grigg, CAMS
Senior Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive

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    Lisa M. Grigg is a Senior Global Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) Executive, and is currently responsible for managing significant matters and cases while also identifying proactively global AML emerging risk and trends.

    Grigg joined Bank of America in 2004 and has held many positions in GFCC. Positions include AML Investigations Executive, AML Operations Executive, Fraud Investigations Executive, and Bank Secrecy Act Officer.

    Before joining Bank of America, Grigg managed AML Investigative Services at Wachovia Corporation for 4 years. In that capacity she was responsible for suspicious activity reporting, enhanced due diligence and OFAC functions.

    Prior to joining the private sector Grigg was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service and served in both the Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC field Offices. Grigg served as a Special Agent for 8 years and had both Protective and Investigative responsibilities.

    Lisa Grigg is ACAMS and CFE certified, participates in many industry groups and speaks regularly at conferences. Grigg is currently the CO Chair of the ACAMS Carolina Chapter and is on the Board of the International Banking Security Association (IBSA). She is also a participant in the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.

Washington Baltimore HIDTA - Northern Virginia's Financial Initiative (NVFI)
Steve Gurdak, CAMS
Group Supervisor

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    Steve Gurdak has been a member of the Northern Virginia Financial Initiative (NVFI) since its inception in 2003 and has supervised the team since 2009. The Initiative, comprised of a plethora of state, local and federal agencies, has become a national model for BSA and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) based investigations.

    Steve has a Masters Certificate in Administration of Justice from George Mason University. He is a retired police detective with over 30 years of experience. He has specialized in AML since 1995. Steve has travelled around the country to help train and inform both the public and private sector on BSA and SAR based investigations. He also helped design and instruct a course called “New Detectives” for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy (NVCJA).

Colonial Savings
Richard H. Harvey Jr., Esq., CRCM
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

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    Richard H. Harvey, Jr., currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for Colonial Savings. He is an experienced Executive level Compliance leader and a noted expert in developing and implementing risk-based Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering programs for financial institutions. Richard most recently served as the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Omney, Inc. Prior to joining Omney, he served as the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Skrill USA and Chief Compliance Officer for State Farm Bank. Richard is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He served as an enforcement and litigation attorney with the Office of Thrift Supervision (Formerly the Federal Home Loan Bank Board) from 1986 to 1993. Richard joined Chevy Chase Bank in 1995 and served as the Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer until 2002. In 2002, he joined E*Trade Bank as Director, Chief Compliance Officer. In 2003, Richard joined Washington Mutual Bank and served as First Vice President, Regulatory Analysis Manager. In 2004, he joined Silicon Valley Bank as a Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and in 2006 Richard served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Rabobank, NA.

    During his career, Richard has held key roles in many areas of bank compliance. He has had responsibility for managing his institution’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Privacy, Consumer Compliance, Safety and Soundness and Information Technology examinations. Additionally, Richard is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a former Board and current faculty member for the American Bankers Association (ABA) School of Compliance Risk Management. Richard has also taught a course on Compliance management at the Stonier School of Banking.

    Richard is a former Chair of the ABA’s Compliance Executive Committee and its Compliance Conference Planning Committee. He has also served on the ABA’s Government Relations Council, the ABA’s Privacy Task Force and as a member of the ACAMS Conference Planning Committee. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on the topics of Compliance Risk Management, Privacy, BSA and Anti-Money Laundering and fair lending. In 2001, Richard testified on behalf of the ABA before the House of Representatives Banking Committee concerning financial institution’s efforts to combat identity theft.

Peter R. Hazlewood
Global Head of AML Compliance

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    Peter was appointed in November 2013 as the accountable executive for the HSBC Holdings global Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing and Counter Proliferation Financing Programme. He joined HSBC from Standard Chartered Bank where he was the Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Operations and had led a global financial crime transformation programme.

    Peter's 26 year financial crime risk management career began with nine years of service in Hong Kong law enforcement, specializing in complex white collar crime. Recruited by JP Morgan in 1996, Peter moved through progressively senior financial crime risk management roles in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. His last appointment at JPMC was Head of International AML Compliance.

Jeff Horowitz
Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

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    Jeff Horowitz is a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer for Pershing LLC a BNY Mellon company and is a member of BNY Mellon’s Risk and Compliance Operating Committee. Mr. Horowitz previously served as the Chief Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and OFAC Officer for Pershing, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s global AML Program across the Pershing enterprise.

    Mr. Horowitz has represented Pershing as a securities industry representative to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) and was also a past co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He currently serves as the BSAAG co-chair of the Securities and Futures Subcommittee. Mr. Horowitz is an active member of the International Council of Securities Association groups on AML and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and serves on the Florida International Bankers Association AML Compliance Conference Advisory Committee. Mr. Horowitz currently serves on the SIFMA Compliance and Regulatory Policy Committee.

    Prior to joining Pershing, Mr. Horowitz was a Director and Head of AML Compliance for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division in North America. His responsibilities included the Institutional Sales and Trading Departments of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Investment Banking, Global Relationship Banking and Global Transaction Services. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Horowitz held several senior compliance roles at Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers Inc. He began his career at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the Division of Resolutions.

    Mr. Horowitz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Trenton State College. He has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

BMO Financial Group
Jeffrey Houde, CIA, CAMS-Audit
Audit Director, US AML Audit Team

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    Jeff leads the BMO Financial Group, Enterprise AML Audit Team and is accountable to direct global AML independent testing for the organization. BMO, the Bank of Montreal is one of the big five banks in Canada, has a substantial U.S. presence and is growing globally. It is ranked at number 150 on the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranks seventeenth in the U.S. in terms of assets, with $117 billion. Jeff joined the newly formed U.S. AML Audit Team in 2010 and was instrumental in designing and implementing the overall U.S. AML independent testing structure. Jeff was promoted to VP & Audit Director, Enterprise AML Audit in April of 2013. Jeff is active in the AML community, obtaining his CAMS certification in 2010 and is currently in the process of obtaining his CAMS-Audit advanced certification. Jeff is also a Certified Internal Auditor, earning his certification in 2007.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Koko Ives
Manager, BSA/AML Compliance Section

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    Koko Ives is the Manager of the Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering Section at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

    She works with Reserve Banks and Board staff in overseeing the development of supervisory strategies to address complex BSA/AML issues. She participates in the development of interagency BSA/AML guidance and rulemakings. Ms. Ives participates in interagency and industry groups to develop and communicate BSA/AML policy guidance for financial institutions and represents the Federal Reserve domestically and internationally.

    Before joining the Board, Ms. Ives served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 2007 - 2012. She oversaw the development, interpretation, and implementation of Bank Secrecy Act regulatory policy. She supervised the development and issuance of proposed and final regulations, industry guidance, responses to requests for administrative rulings, and responses to written inquiries and correspondence. Prior to joining FinCEN, she spent more than 10 years as an attorney focusing on issues related to the banking industry.

    Ms. Ives is a graduate of Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Bates Group LLC
Alison K. Jimenez, CAMS
Affiliate Expert

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    Alison K. Jimenez is an Affiliate Expert for The Bates Group where she utilizes her extensive background in the securities industry to consult and provide expert witness testimony on complex financial matters involving Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering. Ms. Jimenez has developed sophisticated data analysis tools to quantify compliance, regulatory and litigation risk for broker/dealers. Additionally, Ms. Jimenez is President of Dynamic Securities Analytics where she has served as an independent auditor to plan and conduct Anti-Money Laundering audits of broker/dealers.

    Prior to this role, Ms. Jimenez was a Litigation Analyst with Raymond James Financial where she served as Subject Matter Expert to the Legal department on quantitative analysis of suspicious activity. Ms. Jimenez began her career as a securities regulator with the Florida Division of Securities.

    Ms. Jimenez earned bachelor's degrees in Economics at the University of South Carolina, has a Master of Business Economics Degree from the University of South Florida and is ACAMS certified. Ms. Jimenez's analysis of Ponzi schemes and anti-money laundering reporting requirements has been cited by multiple media outlets. She is a board member of the Central Florida Chapter of ACAMS.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Aristides Jimenez
Deputy Special Agent in Charge

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    Aristides “Harry” Jimenez is the Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Jimenez has direct oversight of the ASAC Del Rio, ASAC Eagle Pass, ASAC Fourwinds, ASAC Morocco, the San Antonio Intelligence Group and RAC Austin offices as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge. These offices have responsibility for 48 counties, the Western Federal District, as well as the cities of San Antonio and Austin. A the Deputy Special Agent in Charge , Mr. Jimenez is responsible for overseeing the HSI investigative priorities which includes the prevention of acts of terrorism by targeting the people, money, and materials that may come into our country commingled with legitimate cargo, commercial, and public traffic. Included is the dedication of detecting vulnerabilities and preventing violations that threaten national security. HSI investigative authorities and responsibilities include: Money Laundering/ Bulk Cash Smuggling/Money Service Brokers; Narcotics Smuggling /Trafficking; Commercial Trade and Fraud; Human Smuggling/Trafficking; Transnational and Anti-Gang Enforcement; Weapons Smuggling; Export Enforcement; Intellectual Property Rights; Cyber Crimes/Child Sexual Exploitation; Immigration Document/Benefit Fraud; Human Rights Violations; Worksite Enforcement / Critical Infrastructure Protection.

    Prior to his position, Mr. Jimenez served as an Assistance Special Agent in Charge in San Antonio and in Laredo, Texas. Prior to being assigned to the HSI Laredo office in 2006, Mr. Jimenez served as the National Program Manager and as Section Chief in the Financial Investigations Division at Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters managing HSI’s efforts to address international money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of illicit proceeds.

    Mr. Jimenez is a 26-year law enforcement veteran who began his career with the U.S. Customs Service Caribbean Air and Marine Branch in Puerto Rico. Mr. Jimenez also served in the following U.S. Customs Service offices in Puerto Rico: Resident Agent in Charge Aguadilla; Resident Agent in Charge Mayaguez; and High Intensity Financial Crimes Area, San Juan. Mr. Jimenez has held numerous leadership positions in federal law enforcement and has extensive experience conducting narcotics, money laundering, and commercial fraud investigations. Mr. Jimenez is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Maria de Lourdes (Marilú) Jimenez
Senior Vice President and Division Head, Corporate Compliance

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    Marilú is the Senior Vice President & Division Head of the Corporate Compliance Division for Popular, Inc. Her principal responsibility is to supervise the compliance function in Puerto Rico, the United States and all other operations for Popular, Inc. Her position is a professional and executive job responsible for the coordination, planning, supervision, and guidance to the different business circles, compliance programs for Popular, Inc., subsidiaries and affiliates. It ensures that within a safe and sound corporate reporting matrix, the effectiveness of the legal regulatory compliance program and related initiatives of the Corporation are properly managed and implemented. Mrs. Jiménez has vast experience as a Legal Counsel and Compliance Manager in Multinational Institutions. She has previously worked for Citibank, Puerto Rico's Commissioner of Financial Institutions, and Banco Santander, where she managed the Legal Counsel Office and Corporate Compliance. She began her professional career with Vicente Zayas Puig law firm, Legal Counsel for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. Ms Jimenez is a frequent speaker on AML both nationally and internationally.

Christopher Johnson, CAMS
Practice Lead, Compliance Services

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    Christopher Johnson is a Senior Business Manager and Practice Lead for Compliance Services. Based in New York, he is responsible for the sales and marketing of the SWIFT Compliance Suite in the US and Canada. Mr Johnson is recognized as an expert in the fields of KYC, Sanctions Screening and AML.

    Mr Johnson has 25 years of experience working with financial institutions in the areas of operations and sales. Prior to joining SWIFT, he was a Global Account Manager at the BankersAccuity division of Reed Business Information and was responsible for providing data, software & professional services to banks and fortune 500 corporations. Areas of expertise included domestic & cross border payments, STP (Straight Through Processing), Credit Risk, KYC (Know Your Customer), On-Boarding, Enhanced Due Diligence, and Anti-Money Laundering. Previously he worked for Dow Jones & Company where he held positions in the Newswires and Licensing Services areas, providing market data content to financial institutions and professionals.

RBC Wealth Management
Matt Johnson, CAMS
Director of AML Compliance

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    Matt is the Director of AML Compliance/AML Officer for RBC Wealth Management, based in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Matt manages RBC Wealth Management's AML Program including Sanctions, Governance, SAR Investigations and Enhanced Due Diligence functions. He has worked in Financial Services for over 20 years in various capacities including AML Risk Assessment, International AML Monitoring and Reporting and as a Project Manager focused on various risk management and compliance projects. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Matt was employed by Ameriprise Financial Inc, where he assisted with developing and implementing AML and Anti-Fraud strategies. Previously, Matt led the Financial Intelligence Unit at Wachovia Bank and was responsible for enterprise-wide AML monitoring and detection systems and also oversaw governance efforts related to Politically Exposed Persons and Enhanced Due Diligence.

    Matt is a graduate of Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, where he received a BS in Business Administration. Matt is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Lynne Johnston
Managing Director, Regional Head of Compliance

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    Lynne Johnston is a Managing Director and Head of Compliance Americas for Commerzbank AG. She was previously the US Head of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for RBC Capital Markets, following her tenure as Global Head of Compliance Policies Governance for Barclays Capital. Before joining Barclays Capital in 2008, Ms. Johnston was the Global Head of Money Laundering Prevention Compliance for Lehman Brothers, and previously served as Regulatory Counsel for that firm. Ms. Johnston spent eight years as an attorney for the Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and focused on cases involving financial reporting fraud, investment adviser fraud, and insider trading. She began her career as a litigator for Davis, Markel & Edwards. She is a graduate of Centre College where she received a B.A. in Government. She obtained her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

American Express
Aaron S. Karczmer
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

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    Aaron Karczmer is the Principal Compliance Leader for the Enterprise Compliance Program Management group (ECPM) at American Express. ECPM maintains and oversees the enterprise compliance risk management program and provides centralized governance and support for department-wide initiatives and regulatory examination/audit management activities. ECPM's responsibilities also include compliance for the businesses within the American Express Enterprise Growth Group, including Global Prepaid, Serve, Foreign Exchange Services and Fee Based Services. Prior to his current role, Aaron established and led American Express's Financial Intelligence Unit, which has global responsibility for identifying, investigating and reporting suspicious activity, including money laundering and terrorist financing, and provides broad analytical and operational support for the company's enterprise-wide AML function.

Ally Financial
Nicolas Khouri, MBA, CAMS
Senior Audit Director - Compliance and Legal

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    Nicolas Khouri is currently a Senior Audit Director at Ally Financial overseeing Compliance and Legal. As part of his role, Nicolas advises management and senior leadership on industry best practices and hot topics for compliance including BSA and AML. Further, Nicolas manages the Compliance Center of Excellence that supports the international and domestic audit teams in conducting Compliance and AML reviews.

    Nicolas has over 14 years of financial institutions and investment banking auditing experience focusing mainly on AML and International Operations. Prior to joining Ally, Nicolas spent 7 years as an AML auditor at Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank.  Over the years, Nicolas has developed in depth knowledge in international AML regulations, including Chinese, Japanese, German, Canadian, Mexican and UK laws.

Wells Fargo
Scott Kinney
Compliance Manager, Global Sanctions Group

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    Scott Kinney is part of Wells Fargo's Global Sanctions Office, responsible for developing sanctions screening solutions for customers, accounts, payments and trade across the Wells Fargo footprint. Prior to that, he'd worked in Wells Fargo's Global Financial Institution Unit, mapping various payment systems for their Anti-Money Laundering systems. Mr. Kinney is a past chair of the BAFT-IFSA Payments Compliance committee, the International Chamber of Commerce's Anti-Money Laundering Task Force, and various topic working groups for SWIFT, CHIPS and the Fed. On a dare, he once shoe-horned the first chapter of "The Return of the Native" into a Fed Extended Remittance message.

Metro Bank
Lauren R. Kohr, CAMS, CFIRS
Director of AML/BSA/OFAC Compliance

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    Lauren Kohr is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all aspects of the BSA/AML/OFAC program for Metro Bank, the foremost financial services retailer serving Central Pennsylvania, as the Bank's Assistant Vice President and Director of AML/BSA/OFAC Compliance.

    Lauren's background includes more than nine years of experience in the financial sector including BSA/AML and OFAC compliance. Prior to her current role, she was the BSA/AML Audit Supervisor at Metro Bank. During this time, she was accountable for supervising day-to-day operations of the AML/BSA and other consumer compliance audit efforts, including supervising and conducting audits in accordance with regulatory guidance, set standards of performance and design projects to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the audit programs and department.  

    Her career began as a staff consultant at Financial Outsourcing Solutions, a leading provider of internal audit, risk management and compliance services to financial institutions. Early on Lauren gained valuable expertise, best-practice solutions and audit experience in BSA/AML, deposits, lending, trust, compliance, and Sarbanes Oxley. During her time with Financial Outsourcing Solutions as a Consulting Manager, she worked with a number of institutions, varying in size and complexity, which have been under BSA/AML enforcement actions and has assisted in bringing their programs into compliance. Lauren was consistently recognized as a key contributor within the leadership team for her strengths in BSA/AML compliance, risk analysis, assessments, governance and management.

    Lauren is a Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS), is CAMS certified and is actively pursuing her CAMS – FCI graduate certification. She earned her bachelor's of science in accounting from Arizona State University.

Catherine LaFalce
Global AML Advisory Head -
Investment Banking and Markets

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    Cathy is currently the Global Head of AML Advisory for Citigroup’s Investment Banking and Markets businesses, where she is responsible for implementation and oversight of AML policy and risk management standards for these businesses. Prior to re-joining Citi, Cathy was the Global AML Advisory Head for the Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), and the CIB Americas Financial Crime Compliance Region Head, responsible for AML Policy and Enhanced Due Diligence globally, and for management of the Barclays CIB financial crime compliance program in the Americas. Prior to Barclays, Cathy held various compliance, audit and risk management roles in her previous 16 years with Citibank’s former Global Transaction Services (GTS) businesses, including as AML Compliance Head for GTS North America. In addition, Cathy was the Sector Compliance Officer for The Bank of New York’s Issuer Services businesses for six years, and a senior auditor for Bankers Trust Company. Cathy started her career as an Associate National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from Fordham University.

Wells Fargo
Lorraine B. Lawlor, CAMS
Vice President, Global Sanctions Governance Director

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    Ms. Lawlor is in the Governance office of the Financial Crimes Risk Management group at Wells Fargo & Co. In this capacity, she helps to develop, administer and oversee the company's Financial Crime Risk Management program, particularly with regard to compliance with economic sanctions laws and regulations.   Working with the lines of business and the operational areas of the company, she helps to ensure that the company fully understands its sanctions risks and establishes and maintains adequate controls to mitigate those risks.

    Prior to taking the position at Wells Fargo, Ms. Lawlor was the Chief of Compliance Programs at the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  In that capacity, she played an integral role in the development, implementation and enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions, particularly as they related to the regulated financial community. She played a critical role in the drafting of the OFAC module in the FFIEC's AML/BSA Examination Manual, was a primary architect of OFAC's Enforcement Guidelines published in 2009, and was deeply involved in all enforcement actions taken by OFAC against regulated financial institutions over more than two decades.  On a daily basis, she provided guidance on U.S. sanctions requirements to the financial community, its regulators, importers and exporters, and other government agencies.   She conducted workshops and seminars on economic sanctions for the financial and exporting communities across the United States and internationally, participated in several multi-lateral meetings with foreign governments in an effort to coordinate sanctions efforts and was actively involved in the Financial Action Task Force, serving as OFAC's primary coordinator for issues addressed by that body. 

Google Payments
Frank Lawrence, CAMS
Chief Compliance Officer

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    Frank is a leader in the Google Commerce Payments space driving compliance cross-functional initiatives and managing a global compliance team. He is accountable for ensuring that Google’s commerce products and services stay in continual compliance with government regulations and contractual obligations around the globe. Frank has a deep working knowledge of Money Transmitter/Money Service Business regulations and e-Money regulations in the EU.

    Prior to joining Google, Frank Lawrence managed one of the top money transfer companies world-wide. CMT had developed an extensive worldwide money transfer network spanning 140 countries and consisting of over 45,000 locations, making it one of the top 5 largest money transfer providers. In addition, Frank was the one of the primary negotiators for culminating the sale of the previously privately owned enterprise to Coinstar in 2008 and again in 2011 when Coinstar Money Transfer was sold to a competitor. Frank was a key lead in managing due diligence teams and legal teams in both instances.

    Frank was responsible for interacting with Federal and State Regulators as well as law enforcement agencies to prevent money laundering or terrorist financing activities. He developed, designed, negotiated contracts and implemented critical operational procedures for new product introductions including international wire transfers and international money orders, which accounted to the majority of the total transaction volume. He was also responsible for the Credit and Collections Department, Call Center operations, Customer Service, and FX trading and settlement operations.

Ernst & Young LLP
Kristina Leone, CAMS
Senior Manager, Financial Services

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    As a Senior Manager working on anti-money laundering (AML) and Financial Crime Prevention offerings at Ernst & Young, Kristina brings over six years of Financial Services advisory experience. She has worked with clients on a range of regulatory driven engagements, specializing in the areas AML and Sanctions and advising on compliance, risk assessment and business transformation matters.

T&M Advisory Solutions
Duncan Levin
President, Financial Investigations Division

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    Duncan Levin joined T&M Advisory Solutions, part of T&M Protection Resources, in August 2014 as President of the Financial Investigations division. T&M's Financial Investigations division brings significant expertise in the nuanced world of state and federal asset forfeiture, money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA") investigative work to clients, including tracing and tracking assets, working with BSA and FinCEN material, and investigating financial aspects of complex money laundering and asset forfeiture cases.  The Financial Investigations division also serves in consultation with financial institutions on a wide range of AML and BSA issues.

    Prior to joining T&M, Mr. Levin served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice specializing in money laundering and asset forfeiture and on the senior staff of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he was Chief of Asset Forfeiture. As the forfeiture chief for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Mr. Levin oversaw all criminal and civil asset forfeiture and money laundering on a wide variety of cases, including white-collar fraud, identity theft, organized crime, terrorist financing, and narcotics cases. Mr. Levin managed a full-time staff of dedicated prosecutors and support personnel and supervised forfeiture and monetary recoveries on cases involving more than 500 Manhattan assistant district attorneys. Mr. Levin was the original drafter of a criminal forfeiture and criminal monetary recovery statute that was included in Gov. Cuomo's 2012 budget proposal. Mr. Levin also ran all aspects of the District Attorney's restoration of forfeited funds to crime victims and coordinated with the Suspicious Activity Report ("SAR") Team with respect to federal money laundering cases, Title 31 and other Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA") cases. Mr. Levin was cross designated as a Special Assistant Attorney General to supervise forfeiture aspects of People v. Joseph Stevens and Co., Inc., a securities fraud case. He was also the primary liaison with U.S. Department of Justice on the forfeiture of $1.9 billion in the HSBC OFAC sanctions case and $350 million in Standard Chartered OFAC sanctions case. He was appointed counsel to the procedure committee of the White Collar Crimes Task Force of the District Attorney's Association of the State of New York, and he is a member of the New York State Forfeiture Law Advisory Group.

    Prior to joining the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Levin served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled money laundering, asset forfeiture, and BSA cases.

    Mr. Levin is a graduate of Yale College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Yale Law School. He started his legal career as a line prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, focusing on financial crime. He clerked for Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and has worked in private practice. Mr. Levin has lectured extensively on money laundering, suspicious activity reporting, AML/OFAC, and asset forfeiture for the U.S. Department of Justice and the District Attorney's Office. He serves on the Criminal Law committee of the Bar Association for the City of New York.

Bank of Communications San Francisco Branch
Lawrence Lin, CAMS, CFE
BSA/AML/OFAC/Compliance Officer

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    Mr. Lawrence Lin is the BSA/OFAC/Compliance Officer of Bank of Communications San Francisco Branch.  Bank of Communications is one of the five largest banks in China. The San Francisco Branch was established in November, 2011 as part of the Bank's strategic globalization plans.

    Lawrence started his career in the Brokerage Operations with Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. in 1995. He spent seven years as Margins Trainer, Registered Principal, Compliance Manager and Examiner at Schwab's Hong Kong Branch and Corporate Compliance Department in San Francisco. Beginning in 2002 to 2010, Lawrence was hired by Bank of the Orient and Union Bank as Compliance Officer in order to enhance their BSA/AML/OFAC compliance programs.

    Lawrence has been involved in managing all aspects of international banking and brokerage compliance, both in China and in the U.S.A. and successfully resolved various regulatory enforcement actions. He is CAMS and CFE.

Elizabeth Loewy
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Industry Relations
(Former Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Elder Abuse Unit with New York County District Attorney’s Office)

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    Elizabeth Loewy is General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Industry Relations at EverSafe. She was formerly the Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit under New York County District Attorneys Robert M. Morgenthau and Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Law School, Ms. Loewy was employed as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for 30 years. Before founding the Elder Abuse Unit, she oversaw the Domestic Violence Unit from 1990 until 1995. In 2009, Ms. Loewy served as trial counsel and assisted in securing convictions in the case involving the late Brooke Astor, after initiating and leading the investigation of Mrs. Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, and his attorney, Francis Morrissey. She also led the criminal investigation into the affairs of the late Huguette Clark, a reclusive philanthropist whose estate became the subject of another highly publicized will contest, though no criminal charges were filed.

    Ms. Loewy took part in the first National Policy Summit on Elder Abuse in Washington, DC in 2001. She has given keynote speeches and panel presentations on elder financial abuse at a number of conferences in the US and Europe, including symposia held by the American Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, HSBC’s annual Compliance Senior Leadership Conference, the National Adult Protective Services Association, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National College of Probate Judges, the National White Collar Crime Center, and others. She has conducted training sessions on elder abuse for the National Center on State Courts, the National College of District Attorneys, financial institutions, police, hospitals and law schools across the US.

    Ms. Loewy is the co-author of a book entitled “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Legal Issues, Prevention, Prosecution, Social Service Advocacy” (Civic Research Institute, 2007). She has been quoted in a number of periodicals including Businessweek, Consumer Reports, Kiplinger’s the NY Law Journal, the NY Times and Newsmax, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, ABC News in NYC and NPR on the issue of elder financial exploitation.

Tara E. Loftus
Executive Director
Global Head, AML Training, Americas Head, Anti-Corruption

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    Tara Loftus is an Executive Director at UBS and is the Global Head of Financial Crime Training, the Americas Head of Anti-Corruption Compliance, and serves on the Global Financial Crime Management Committee. In her training role, Ms. Loftus is responsible for creating global minimum standards that include the development of financial crime training modules and comprehensive training for Financial Crime employees. As the Head of the Anti-Corruption program for the Americas region, she provides advice and guidance on all matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and other applicable regulations and helps to implement the associated monitoring, controls and testing. The program covers the wealth management, global asset management and investment banking businesses throughout the Americas including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay and the U.S. Ms. Loftus began her financial services career in 1993 and held various positions in Legal & Compliance at Merrill Lynch and subsequently JP Morgan, prior to joining UBS in 2000.

DML Associates
Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS
President and Chief Executive Officer

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    Dennis is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC, a full service investigative consultancy. Mr. Lormel provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes and due diligence. For 28 years, he served as a special agent in the FBI and served as chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Program. There, he formulated, established and directed the FBI's terrorist financing initiative following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For his visionary contributions, Mr. Lormel received numerous commendations and awards to include the Department of Justice, Criminal Division's Award for Investigative Initiative and the Central Intelligence Agency's George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism.

New York State Attorney General's Office
Meryl Lutsky
Chief, Crime Proceeds Strike Force, Criminal Enforcement & Financial Crimes Bureau

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    Meryl has been in her current position since 2004, heading the units that investigate and prosecute money laundering crimes, as well as violations of Banking and Tax laws. One of her recent investigations focused on a fraud ring whose crimes included identity theft, money laundering, bank fraud, and wire fraud. Twenty members of the ring have been indicted and losses from the ring's criminal activities currently total more than $25 million.

    To more effectively and creatively investigate these emerging and complex crimes, Meryl has created a task force consisting of federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement, and regulators.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), US Department of the Treasury
Betsy Maesen
Liaison to Industry

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    Betsy currently serves as FinCEN's Liaison to Industry. In this role, she facilitates conversations with representatives from financial institutions, related trade associations, and FinCEN staff members and she coordinates activities of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG)—a group that consists of representatives from law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and financial institutions. She has taken a lead role in engaging with the emerging virtual currency industry, as well as the casino industry. In addition to industry outreach activities, she presently serves as the Liaison to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for regulatory issues.

    For several years, Betsy was FinCEN's Bank Secrecy Act Resource Center (BRC) program coordinator and was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Regulatory Helpline, ensuring prompt and accurate responses to regulatory inquiries, and providing regulatory training to new FinCEN staff members.

    Before joining FinCEN, Betsy worked in government relations and specialized in social security, children's television programming, and civil service reform issues. She routinely communicated with and met with members of Congress, congressional staff, and committee staff to discuss and provide information on client requests. Betsy obtained a Master of Arts in Congressional Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Leadership.

JPMorgan Chase
William C. Matos, CAMS
Global BSA/AML Executive

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    Will Matos is the Global AML Executive for Chase Commerce Solutions, the merchant solutions line of business within JP Morgan Chase. His responsibilities include the AML oversight of the business for the U.S., Canada and EU operations. The AML Executive is responsible for the administration and oversight of the AML / KYC program within the business, working in partnership with regulatory compliance partners, operations and audit.

    Will is a Credit Risk Management Executive with 25 years experience in Payment Processing, Mobile Payments, Commercial Credit Management and Corporate Lending. He is a member of ACAMS, is CAMS certified* and specializes in emerging payment products, AML and financial crimes risk, and developing qualitative and quantitative risk assessments. Additionally Will is experienced in developing and implementing complex transaction monitoring systems. Will Matos lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire with his wife and daughter.

BMO Financial Group
Herbert Mazariegos, CAMS
Chief BSA/AML Officer (US)

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    Herb Mazariegos is the Chief BSA/AML Officer (U.S.) at BMO Financial Group where he oversees the BSA/AML Compliance program for the U.S.. Prior to BMO, Herb was the Global Head of Bank of America's Financial Intelligence Unit, responsible for AML and Economic Sanctions intelligence operations, systems, and monitoring and surveillance covering over 40 countries. He has led strategic Anti-Money Laundering efforts across Compliance, Risk, Global Banking and Markets, and Technology and Operations. Herb has also managed large Trading Operations for Bankers Trust Company.

    He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, and has held FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Regulatory DataCorp (RDC)
Darrin McLaughlin, CAMS
Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

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    Mr. McLaughlin started his career as a white-collar crime investigator focusing on Fraud before moving his focus to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Finance after 9/11. He is a well-respected expert with extensive experience as an AML Compliance Officer with several major international financial institutions throughout the course of his career including Fortis Merchant Bank, Citigroup Investment Bank, the Asset Management Division of Deutsche Bank and most recently the Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities Group of Macquarie Holdings USA. Throughout his career he has focused on all aspects of Anti-Money Laundering including, policy and procedure development & implementation, KYC & CIP reviews, conducting Enhanced Due Diligence reviews, Transaction Monitoring, managing remediation projects and coordinating internal/external exams with audit and/or various regulators.

    Mr. McLaughlin also served as Senior Fraud Investigator for a major international Insurance company handling investigations of fraud, identity theft and other various white collar crimes. As a former Compliance Officer, he understands the AML issues faced by our clients as well as the solutions needed to address these issues. Mr. McLaughlin is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist who delivers educational seminars at a variety of compliance and regulatory conferences throughout the world. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists’ (ACAMS) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Mr. McLaughlin received both his MS and BS degrees in Business Management from St. Joseph’s College.

Fidelity Investments
Michael McNally
Vice President, External Investigations
Customer Protection Financial Intelligence Group

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    Mike has been employed by Fidelity Investments for eleven years and the teams he leads are responsible for Fraud and AML related investigative referrals and escalations from all Fidelity business units, including those involved in retail brokerage, clearing operations, institutional investments, insurance, as well as defined contribution and benefit plans. As part of his day to day responsibilities, Mike serves on multiple enterprise-level Fraud and AML related risk committees and maintains liaisons and working relationships with law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and participates in multiple industry peer groups and forums. Prior to working at Fidelity, Mike served as an Assistant District Attorney in Boston, MA, and later served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a Law Degree from Suffolk University Law School and an MBA from Boston College.

The Camstoll Group
Howard Mendelsohn
Managing Director

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    Howard Mendelsohn is a Managing Director of The Camstoll Group. Prior to Camstoll, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Enterprise Compliance Department at PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Mr. Mendelsohn had responsibility for working with the Chief of Compliance and Compliance and AML leadership teams to meet departmental goals, lead special projects and strengthen Compliance and AML risk management.

    Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Mendelsohn served as Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Intelligence and Analysis. As Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Mendelsohn led the office of about 150 intelligence professionals and was responsible for the operation of all intelligence and counter intelligence functions including oversight of analytical production, risk assessment, security and strategic planning and oversight for the allocation of resources and budget.

    As Deputy Assistant Secretary, he was responsible for leading efforts to evaluate intelligence and financial information relating to U.S. national security interests and worked with Treasury Department principals and Intelligence Community colleagues to assess, develop and advance strategies to deny hostile states and other illicit actors access to the U.S. and international financial systems. Prior to that position, he served in various senior analytical and investigative positions in OIA and OFAC focused on countering illicit financing.

    For his service with Treasury and the Intelligence Community, he was awarded the Treasury Distinguished Service Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

    Mr. Mendelsohn is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BA) and the University of Miami School of Law (JD).

Metro Bank
Zachary C. Miller, CAMS
AML/BSA Operations Manager

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    Zach Miller has been with Metro Bank's AML/BSA Department since June 2009 and currently serves as AML/BSA Operations Manager. In this capacity, Zach is responsible for managing the AML investigations, EDD, CTR operations, OFAC operations and AML business systems areas which includes providing oversight, direction and guidance to the AML team and periodically interacting with law enforcement, regulatory and audit personnel. He is responsible for reviewing the suspicious activity monitoring program and ensuring that departmental procedures and objectives are performed as designed. Zach has been CAMS certified since 2011 and obtained his bachelor's degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

National Credit Union Administration
Lisa R. Minor, CISA
National Examiner - Payment Systems Specialist
Office of National Examinations and Supervision

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    Ms. Minor is a National Examiner Payment Systems Specialist with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Office of National Examinations and Supervision. Ms. Minor joined NCUA in 2010. As a Payment Systems Specialist, Ms. Minor is responsible for examining corporate and large consumer credit unions’ use of payment systems and related technologies for the purpose of identifying and assessing operational and other associated risks. She holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.

    Prior to joining the NCUA, Ms. Minor worked fourteen years at GHS Federal Credit Union in Binghamton, New York. At GHS, Ms. Minor served as Senior Vice President / Chief Operations and Technology Officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Binghamton University School of Management.

Tanya Montoya

Tanya Montoya
Senior Product Development Manager | Risk

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    In her role as Senior Product Development Manager for ACAMS, Tanya is responsible for the development and launch of ACAMS® Risk Assessment, the association's first Risk Assessment software designed to offer financial institutions worldwide, a standardized means of measuring, understanding and explaining their money laundering risks. Prior to joining ACAMS, Ms. Montoya spent over 15 years in global marketing management and strategic brand development for a wide range of corporations, industries, and governmental organizations, including five years managing tactical and strategic initiatives for a global EMV technology manufacturer. Ms. Montoya has successfully deployed numerous brand initiatives, both in traditional and online environments.

    Tanya holds a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University.

Ally Financial Services
Cathy Nanos, CAMS
Director of Operations, Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit

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    Cathy Nanos is the Senior Director leading the Operations of the Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit (FCIU) at Ally Financial. In this role, she oversees suspicious activity monitoring, sanctions screening, data analytics, tuning and optimization and all board level metrics and reporting for the FCIU. Prior to this role, Cathy was the Executive Director of Global Technology and Operations for Ally Financial where she partnered with the Global Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Team and managed their Global Technology Programs for Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering. As part of this partnership, she was responsible for the roadmap strategies, budgets, contracts and overall implementation of new technology solutions. Cathy successfully supported the Global AML Program build from the ground up when Ally Financial became a Bank Holding Company.

    Cathy has been with Ally Financial for over 15 years, has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology sector and over 5 years of experience in the Financial Crimes space.

JPMorgan Chase
Peter Neilson, CAMS
Managing Director, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

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    Peter Neilson joined JPMC in 2013 and serves as Executive Director in the firms AML Office. Previous to joining JPMC worked at Capital One from 2006 serving as Managing Vice President over Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. In the role, he was responsible for the implementation of corporate strategies for the currency transaction reporting, enhanced due diligence, customer identification, and suspicious activity reporting functions. Neilson was appointed Anti-Money Laundering Officer for Capital One in December 2010. Previously, Mr. Neilson worked in Wachovia's corporate Compliance Risk Management/AML office. He began his banking career at Wells Fargo's Regulatory Reporting and Loss Prevention unit where he served in various functions including risk assessment and currency transaction reporting.

    Mr. Neilson has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University.

GE Capital Americas
Michelle Neufeld
Chief Compliance Officer

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    Michelle L. Neufeld is the Financial Crimes Compliance Leader for GE Capital Americas. In this capacity Ms. Neufeld is responsible for developing the strategic vision regarding BSA, ABAC and Sanctions and overseeing its implementation with a team of over 70 professionals. Prior to joining GE Ms. Neufeld was the Managing Director and Chief of Financial Crimes and Corruption North America at Bank of America. She was responsible for leading a team of compliance officers that provide oversight, direction, advice and counsel to all of the business units and control functions in North America on matters dealing with financial crimes including AML, Fraud and Corruption. Ms. Neufeld, as the BSA officer, participated in a number of senior management activities and governance routines within the Enterprise to enhance the risk management function. In addition, with over fifteen years of experience, Ms. Neufeld actively participates in government, regulatory, law enforcement and industry trade associations and forums; she is currently a co-Chairperson of the International Council of Securities Associations' AML committee, participates in FATF's public sector/ private sector consultative initiative, a past member of BSAAG, a past co-chair of SIFMA's Financial Crimes committee and participates actively in several other trade associations in this space.

Newett & Associates
Tami Newett, CRCM, CAMS
President, Newett & Associates
Compliance Officer, BancVue

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    Tami Newett has a broad range of financial institution regulatory expertise in the areas of consumer compliance, BSA and Anti-Money Laundering, and financial institution risk management and Safety & Soundness comprised of over 29 years of government and private sector experience.

    Ms. Newett is president of Newett & Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm specializing in consumer compliance, anti-money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act, financial institution risk management and credit reviews/ stress testing of loan portfolios. Her expertise includes independent reviews & audits, training, and guidance to financial institution management & Boards of Directors concerning problem bank enforcement actions. Her clients include community and regional financial institutions throughout the United States.

    Since 2013, Ms. Newett also serves as Compliance Officer at BancVue, Ltd., an innovative technology company based in Austin, TX providing community financial institutions across the U.S. and the territories with retail reward programs, online marketing products, personal financial management and financial literacy products.

    Ms. Newett's prior experience includes 17 years with the FDIC as Senior Compliance Examiner and Senior Bank Examiner (S&S).

Kaufman, Rossin
Bao Q. Nguyen, MBA, CAMS
Director of Risk Advisory Services

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    Bao Nguyen joined Kaufman Rossin in 2013 as a manager with 8 years of prior experience in the financial services industry. His expertise focuses on recognizing and assessing compliance risks for broker-dealers, hedge funds and investment advisers. He provides compliance solutions including annual compliance reviews, anti-money laundering independent testing, supervisory control risk assessments, fraud investigations, and customized compliance or product reviews. He has also assisted clients with broker-dealer and investment adviser registration with FINRA, the states, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Bao was the Chief Compliance Officer for a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor in South Florida. He was responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s supervisory systems to comply with federal and state securities law and FINRA Rules and Regulations. In addition, as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, he was responsible for compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

    Bao’s experience also includes being a lead examiner with FINRA for six years where he examined FINRA member firms with respect to sales practice and financial reviews to determine compliance with federal and FINRA rules and regulations. Bao is a frequent speaker at various conferences and an author with published articles in Bloomberg BNA and ACAMS. In addition, Bao is frequently quoted in various publications such as,, IA Watch, and PAM Magazine. In addition, Bao sits on the board of Families First of Palm Beach County Foundation.

    Bao earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Marketing, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

American Express
Angel P. Nguyen, CAMS
Vice President, Enterprise AML Operations and Financial Intelligence Unit

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    Angel Pendleton Nguyen is a Vice President in Enterprise AML Operations & Financial Intelligence Unit at American Express. Angel leads the AML Investigations teams, the Monitoring Rule Development team, and the SAR Quality team. These teams work together to support the SAR process at American Express in all aspects, including the development and implementation of surveillance rules to detect suspicious activity; creating procedures and guidance for reporting suspicious activity; defining best practices for and conducting investigations into money laundering, terrorist financing, and other unlawful activity; and working closely with law enforcement to enhance the intelligence in long-term investigations. Angel also currently serves as a co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee at American Express.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Debra L. Novak, CAMS, CFS
Chief, AML Section,
Division Of Risk Management Supervision

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    Ms. Novak began her career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a safety and soundness examiner in the Dallas Region and is currently the Chief of the FDIC's Anti-Money Laundering Section, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she assists in developing policy in the area of the Bank Secrecy Act, oversees the review of institutions with considerable BSA concerns as well as reviewing banks to ensure compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions.

    Ms. Novak is a certified anti-money laundering specialist as well as a certified fraud specialist. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, with an emphasis in accounting.

Regulatory DataCorp (RDC)
Thomas Obermaier
Chief Executive Officer

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    Tom Obermaier has served as the Chief Executive Officer for RDC for more than five years. During his tenure, RDC’s revenue has grown more than 20 times (20x) through the implementation of an industry leading SaaS platform that delivers solutions tailored around the world’s largest financial crime diligence database. Over 100 million customer accounts are now continuously monitored for risk through RDC.

    Prior to joining RDC, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services, a wholesale supplier of banking, security and risk services to financial institutions, governments and corporate clients worldwide. As CRO, he was responsible for all risk - including credit, market, operations, liquidity, and regulatory. He managed $1.6 trillion in risk positions daily spread across 104 countries. He was also a member of the Management Committee, whose leadership drove revenue growth from $1.7 billion when he joined to over $10.8 billion when he joined RDC.

    Mr. Obermaier is an internationally recognized expert on risk matters, particularly regulatory risk and systemic issues surrounding payments and securities settlements. A founding member of the international regulatory council, the Wolfsberg Group, Mr. Obermaier was one of the industry’s first advocates of extending risk management fundamentals to the regulatory compliance arena. A well-regarded risk expert in the anti-money laundering field, he has designed global compliance systems premised on risk management fundamentals.

Ernst & Young LLP
Thomas O’Donnell
Senior Manager

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    Tom is an experienced compliance executive who has over 14 years of experience in providing consulting services to the Banking Industry, specializing in the areas of Anti Money Laundering, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and compliance matters. Tom's expertise is also in anti-money laundering investigations and transaction monitoring and interdiction software applications related to development, implementation, and business rule and case management enhancement.

Wintrust Financial
Jack Oskvarek, CAMS, AMLP
Vice President, BSA Executive Director

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    Jack Oskvarek, Vice President BSA Executive Director for Wintrust Financial Corporation, an $18bn holding company for 15 separately chartered banks, is responsible for bank-wide AML/BSA/OFAC functions. Prior to joining Wintrust in Nov 2013, Jack served in similar roles at Banco Popular North America, Park National Bank, AMCORE Bank and MidAmerica Bank. Jack’s experience includes implementing innovative management dashboard reporting, establishing detailed EDD programs (particularly for IPB), improving investigatory processes along with refining transaction monitoring systems. Jack has extensive experience at all levels of BSA/AML compliance, including being called on to navigate through regulatory actions and building comprehensive AML FIUs. He also launched and chairs the ACAMS Chicago Chapter which was named the 2011 Chapter of the year.

Winslow, Evans & Crocker
Mark Perry, CAMS
Senior Vice President, Brokerage Operations

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    Mark R. Perry, (CAMS) is Senior Vice President of Brokerage Operations at Winslow, Evans & Crocker, Inc. His fifteen-plus years of industry experience include a strong knowledge of operations and compliance with a focus on providing outstanding client service. Mark leads a team responsible for supporting clients and representatives, and ensuring seamless back office operations. He also serves as the firm's Anti-Money Laundering Officer where he directs the company's efforts to protect clients and representatives from fraudulent activity, and is responsible for ongoing staff education. Prior to joining Winslow, Evans & Crocker, Inc., Mark worked as a compliance specialist and managed a proprietary mutual fund trading group at American Express Financial Advisors.

Raymond James Financial
Amanda Pilcher, CAMS

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    Amanda Pilcher is the OFAC/ FCPA Officer for Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. She has over ten years of experience in the securities industry, including broker/ dealer and investment advisor compliance. In her current role, her responsibilities include coordinating OFAC and FCPA enterprise-wide risk assessments, facilitating training though drafting materials and leading training sessions, providing subject matter expertise to Raymond James' senior management and AML Officers and policy drafting and review to ensure consistency across companies and geographies. Prior to joining Raymond James Financial, Inc. she was the Vice President; Senior Compliance Officer for Investment Advisory Compliance at Wunderlich Securities, Inc. Ms. Pilcher is FINRA licensed and holds a B.S. from the University of Iowa. She is also currently pursuing her CAMS certification.

Financial Integrity Network
Chip Poncy

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    Prior to launching FIN, Mr. Poncy served as the interim Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for Mexico and the Latin American region for one of the world’s largest banks, assisting in the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide financial crimes compliance program adherent to global standards.

    From 2002-2013, Mr. Poncy served as the inaugural Director of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (OSP) and a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As the Director of OSP from 2006-2013, Mr. Poncy led an office of strategic policy advisors in creating policies and initiatives to combat the full spectrum of illicit finance, including money laundering, terrorist financing, WMD proliferation financing, and kleptocracy flows. As a Senior Advisor from 2002-2006, Mr. Poncy assisted Treasury leadership in developing the U.S. Government’s post-9/11 strategy to combat terrorist financing. He also assisted senior leadership in creating and developing the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the post-9/11 government reorganization.

    Mr. Poncy led the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 2010-2013, co-chaired the policy working group of the FATF from 2007-2013, and managed U.S. participation on various G7, G8 and G20 illicit finance experts groups from 2008-2013. Key accomplishments in these roles included assisting in the revision and adoption of the FATF’s global standards and assessment processes for future jurisdictional reviews under the FATF global network, and facilitating the integration of counter-illicit finance into the broader global financial reform agenda since 2008.

    Mr. Poncy began his career as an associate in the New York offices of the law firm White & Case and has served as general counsel to biotechnology and internet radio companies. He has co-pioneered a graduate course on national security and the international financial system as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Mr. Poncy graduated with honors from Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts in Government) and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Masters of Arts in International Relations) and holds a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.

MSB Compliance Inc.
Jay Postma, CAMS

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    Jay is the founder and President of MSB Compliance Inc. which provides BSA/AML compliance consulting to money services businesses and other financial institutions. With over 25 years' experience in financial services, Jay has worked as an entrepreneur within the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and entrepreneur at Towne Services and at El Banco de Nuestra Comunidad to create value while ensuring effective risk mitigation. As Vice President, Division Operations Manager, and Bank Secrecy Act Officer with Flag Bank until its acquisition by RBC Centura, Mr. Postma advised executive management and the Board of Directors of increasingly stringent BSA regulatory expectations and revised, developed and implemented formal compliance policies and procedures. Since founding MSB Compliance in 2006, Jay has provided consulting services to numerous MSBs and banks on BSA/AML compliance issues, conducted independent reviews, and worked with a variety of businesses to ensure effective risk mitigation.

Mike Powell
Senior Product Manager, Sanctions Compliance Services

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    Mike Powell is a Senior Product Manager within Sanctions Compliance Services. Based in London, he is responsible for multiple aspects of the SWIFT Sanctions Screening Service which is currently offered by SWIFT to small and medium sized Banks. Mike has over 30 years of experience from working within the Financial Services arena and is a recognized expert in the fields of Domestic and Cross Border (International) Payments, Trade, Securities, AML/CTF/ABC, Operational Risk and Compliance and Financial Sanctions, having chaired several industry forums. Latterly his work extended to the use of data analytics to join the “financial crime dots” to further reduce financial crime risk. He joined SWIFT in July 2014 from Lloyds Banking Group where he was responsible for the operation and support to the global sanctions screening operations, as well as the Groups AML system. He has also undertaken oversight visits to operations in Switzerland and the USA to ensure practices and procedures were in accordance to regulatory and Group standards.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Derek Ramm
Director, AML Programs

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    Prior to joining the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in September 2011, Derek spent over seven years as a federal officer with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the Canadian government's financial intelligence unit.  His primary responsibilities at FINTRAC included oversight of Canadian casinos' compliance with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and liaising with domestic and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies.  Derek frequently gives seminars on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, including presentations to the Ontario Police College, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Senate Banking Committee and other public and private sector organizations.

Central Bancompany
Anna M. Rentschler, CRCM, AMLP, CAMS
Vice President and BSA Officer

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    Anna is Vice President and BSA Officer for Central Bancompany, Jefferson City Missouri, a $10 billion holding company in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois with which she has been affiliated for 30 years. The Financial Investigations Unit, which encompasses the BSA/AML and Regulation E dispute divisions, encompass enterprise-wide consolidation of these functions for 13 affiliate banks. The enterprise wide Reg E process was added to this area due to the ties to fraudulent activity and required timelines.

    Prior to developing the BSA/ AML & Reg E programs, Anna established the Compliance Division of Central Bancompany in 1989. Anna's responsibilities with Central Bancompany have included Bank Secrecy/Anti-Money Laundering, Reg E dispute consolidation and compliance, management of the mortgage loan portfolio at one of the affiliate banks, as well as commercial and consumer lending.  Prior to joining Central Bancompany, Mrs. Rentschler spent 7 years as a National Bank Examiner with the Officer of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Ernst & Young LLP
Joshua L. Riley, CAMS
Senior Manager, Advisory Services

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    Joshua Riley is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry serving retail banks, investment banks, asset managers, and technology companies in the area of process improvements, risk management, due diligence investigations, and forensic accounting.

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)
Christine Ring, CAMS
Director AML/ATF Assessment Program, AML and Compliance Division

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    Christine Ring is Director, Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Division (AMLC), Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI), in OSFI's Toronto office. She joined OSFI in 1998 and was part of the Insurance Supervision Division prior to joining the Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Division (AMLC) Division in 2005.

    Christine is responsible for developing and directing the AML/ATF assessment program at OSFI, which involves assessing the AML/ATF programs at many of Canada’s largest financial institutions, including the large banks and life insurance companies, for both AML/ATF legislative compliance and prudential risk management. The program also covers Canadian institutions offshore as well as new banking and insurance entrants to the Canadian market. Christine works closely with stakeholders and other partners in the Canadian AML regime, such as the Department of Finance, where her relationship includes providing input into domestic AML/ATF policy; FINTRAC; and law enforcement as well as other key international agencies on matters relating to money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions.

    Christine participates as a member of the Canadian delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

    Christine is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

East West Bank
Mina Rizkalla
First Vice President, BSA Officer

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    Mina S. Rizkalla is the First Vice President and BSA Officer for East West Bank, a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets, operating over 130 locations worldwide, headquartered in Pasadena, California. Mina is responsible for managing the Bank’s global (US, China & Hong Kong) compliance program as it relates to all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control. He has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years specializing in areas of Risk and Fraud Management with substantial expertise in Fraud Prevention, the Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, OFAC, Risk Auditing, and Bank Operations. Mina is a proven leader in the field of merger and acquisitions, especially as it relates to the Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Fraud Prevention system build-outs.

    Mina is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, with a B.S. degree in Criminology from California State University, Los Angeles.

Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX)
Anthony L. Rodriguez, CAMS, CPA
Chief Global Compliance Officer

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    Anthony is a Certified Public Accountant and currently the global compliance officer for Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. ("AFEX'). Prior to joining AFEX, Anthony's extensive experience spans over 10 years in the MSB industry. He has held positions with RIA Financial Services one of the world's largest money transmitters, JPMorgan Chase as vice president in the Commercial Compliance Department and Envios R.D./Pronto Envios a niche market money transmitter as their chief compliance officer. Anthony is currently a member of the ACAMS Advisory Board.

Goldberg, Lowenstein, and Weatherwax
Kevin S. Rosenberg
Chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group

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    Kevin is the Chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group at the Los Angeles law firm of Goldberg, Lowenstein, and Weatherwax.

    Prior to joining GLW in February 2014, Kevin served as Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for over 13 years. Kevin was a Deputy Chief in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force where he prosecuted federal criminal violations, including domestic and international money laundering, bank fraud and related financial crimes, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, and the RICO Act. As an AUSA Kevin conducted 19 federal jury trials, including a four month racketeering and money laundering trial against 11 defendants, and numerous other multi-week trials.

    Kevin was the lead AUSA in the watershed Bank Secrecy Act investigation and settlement involving the Las Vegas Sands/Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, which resulted in the Sands Corp. agreeing to return over $47,000,000 in funds to the government and make significant changes to its compliance programs related to its failure to file timely and appropriate SARCs.

    Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office Kevin served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps for nearly six years where he worked as an Appellate Government Counsel, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney/Legal Advisor to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Defense Attorney.

United States Department of the Treasury
Sarah K. Runge
Director, Office of Strategic Policy
Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

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    Sarah Runge is the Director of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Office of Strategic Policy (OSP) helps develop policies and strategic initiatives to combat terrorist financing, WMD proliferation financing, money laundering and other illicit threats to the domestic and international financial system. In developing these policies and initiatives, OSP works with other Treasury offices and the law enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence communities, as well as with international counterparts and the private sector.

    Ms. Runge responsibilities include working with OSP policy advisors to create and manage strategic initiatives to enhance the transparency of the financial system across the banking and non-banking financial services industries; strengthen the effectiveness of targeted financial and economic measures against illicit financing networks; promote outreach to the charitable sector to implement protective measures against terrorist exploitation, and combat trade-based money laundering, the illicit use of cash couriers and bulk cash smuggling. Ms. Runge aids in the development of international initiatives to address illicit finance through her work with the G-8, G-20, FATF and international financial centers. Ms. Runge is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, and the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group.

    Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Runge spent over ten years in the private sector developing business growth strategies for private companies including international market entry and investment, and access to finance including through private equity and business angels. Ms. Runge received her M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and received her B.A. in History from Scripps College in Claremont, California.

John Sabatini

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    John is a partner in the New York office with over 20 years of financial services and technology/ control experience. He currently serves as the National Leader of PwC's Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics group. In this role, John works with clients to integrate, configure, remediate risk, compliance and continuous monitoring systems. He is a frequent speaker at national AML conferences. Prior to joining PwC, John served as the head of Technology Audit for Goldman Sachs, responsible for assessing the firm's internal control structure. He also established an advanced analytics and forensics testing group within the firm's internal audit department.

Advantage International Management (Cayman)
Nancy J. Saur, CAMS, FICA
Head of Compliance

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    Nancy recently left the banking sector for a position as Head of Compliance at Advantage International Management (Cayman) Ltd., a leading Cayman Islands-based provider of specialty insurance and related services to business owners and high net worth individuals seeking customized insurance solutions for their risk management and financial planning needs. Nancy has worked in compliance for over 20 years; shortly after moving to the Cayman Islands in 1999, she founded the Cayman Islands Compliance Association. In 2004, Nancy co-founded the first compliance consulting business in Cayman, which afforded her an opportunity to work in various financial services sectors. She is a Certified CAMS Exam Prep Facilitator, an Advisory Board Member and has participated in a number of ACAMS Task Forces.

HSBC North America Holdings
Salvatore Scotto, CAMS
Regional Head of Sanctions
Financial Crime Compliance – US Economic Sanctions

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    Salvatore is considered a subject-matter expert in regulations pertaining to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), USA Patriot Act, and US economic and trade sanctions.

    Salvatore is currently the acting director of HSBC North America Holdings, Global Sanctions Compliance (HNAH GS) Program. He joined HSBC from the U. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. He has been charged with transforming the legacy HNAH GS sanctions program into a gold-class compliance program through a series a targeted restructuring of sanctions infrastructure, while enhancing subject matter expertise in key sanction disciplines.

    At the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Salvatore specialized in compliance and outreach programs and served as a professional resource to the various industries and law enforcement on a wide range of issues relating to US economic sanctions compliance.

Zurich North America
Joan Selvig, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT
Assistant Vice President, General Compliance & Info Management

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    Joan Selvig is the Assistant Vice President for Zurich North America's General Compliance and Information Management team and successfully manages the Company's AML and Financial Crime program.

    In this capacity Joan serves as the Zurich North America Sanctions Compliance Contact, Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Anti Bribery & Corruption Officer.

    She has a reputation for developing risk-based compliance solutions that mitigate financial crime risks, and was called to lead an AML program implementation in Dubai.

    Joan is proficient not only in implementing policies, but also helping business partners implement processes that support compliance with the policies promulgated.

    Joan holds her undergraduate degrees from Knox College, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and has been with Zurich for 13 years.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), US Department of the Treasury
Andrea Sharrin
Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement

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    Andrea M. Sharrin is the Director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Department of the Treasury. Director Sharrin supervises up to 35 employees, and has responsibility for FinCEN's Bank Secrecy Act compliance and enforcement program. This includes developing and implementing the Bureau’s compliance and enforcement strategies and supervising investigations, enforcement actions and other activities that have industry-wide, national, and international impact, including those related to national security and that are designed to protect the U.S. financial system from terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Director Sharrin previously served as Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Criminal Division, Department of Justice. While there she supervised a team of federal prosecutors and had responsibility for the Department’s domestic and international intellectual property criminal enforcement program. Director Sharrin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia where she prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases involving narcotics, weapons, violent crime and other felony offenses. She also has significant civil litigation experience.

Kenneth B. Simmons CRCM, CAMS-Audit
Senior Vice President, Compliance/ BSA Testing Manager

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    A Compliance/BSA professional serving the financial industry for 29 years. Kenneth Serves as SVP, Compliance/ BSA Testing Division Manager for BB&T. Kenneth is a Review Board Member for the Advanced AML Audit Certification program offered by ACAMS. Kenneth Served the OCC in a Compliance/ BSA Specialist Examiner role for five years; and previous to this position also served the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in a similar position. During his tenure with the OCC he served as an instructor for the OCC’s Compliance Examination School and the BSA School for Examiners. He was a Functional Examiner-In-Charge for several Mid-size financial institutions. In addition, he has served as the General Audit Manager for a multi-billion dollar financial institution; served as a Compliance Officer for smaller Community Banks; and as a Compliance Manager for Regions Financial Corporation where he was employed for more than 10 years. Kenneth has spoken at industry conferences throughout his career and most recently served as a panelist for The OCC, FNMA, Alabama Banker’s Association - BSA conference, and ACAMS AML Conference. Kenneth published a BSA-related white-paper titled “Learning from the mistakes of others- OCC related MRAs”. This is the only white-paper ever published addressing BSA Matters Requiring Attention (MRAs) issued by the OCC. He is currently based in Winston-Salem, NC serving BB&T with strong family ties to North Georgia.

1st Enterprise Bank
Elizabeth Slim, CAMS
Senior Vice President, BSA Officer

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    Elizabeth Slim is the Senior Vice President and BSA Officer for 1st Enterprise Bank headquartered in downtown Los Angeles and is responsible for managing the BSA program of the Bank. Elizabeth has been in the banking industry for over 30 years specializing in areas of compliance, operations, fraud, security, training and risk management with financial institutions such as Bank of America, First Interstate Bank of California, Home Savings of America, Sanwa Bank, Community Bank, Grandpoint Bank and City National Bank. She is the Founder and Co-Chair of the ACAMS Southern California Chapter established October 2009. Elizabeth is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2004 and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2003. She has been a guest speaker for ACAMS conferences and the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum. Elizabeth also serves on the ACAMS faculty for the ACAMS Advanced Certification Program. She attended California State University, Los Angeles.

American Express
Richard A. Small, CAMS
Senior Vice President, Enterprise AML, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance

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    Rick Small is responsible for establishing and maintaining enterprise-wide anti-money laundering and sanctions policies and procedures. Prior to joining American Express, he was the global anti-money laundering leader for GE Money, a division of General Electric. In this role, Mr. Small had responsibility for anti-money laundering controls, processes and procedures for all GE Money businesses globally. Additionally, he is co-chair of the ACAMS Advisory Board.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Bryan P. Smith
Unit Chief, Financial Institution Fraud Unit
Criminal Investigative Division

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    Bryan has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2002. As the Unit Chief of the FBI's Financial Institution Fraud Unit, he is responsible for the oversight of the FBI's Asset Forfeiture, Financial Institution Fraud, Intellectual Property Rights, Money Laundering, and Mortgage Fraud programs. Prior to his present assignment, Bryan worked in the FBI's Cyber Division where he initiated a Cyber Financial Team focused on the cyber financial threat. He served as the FBI's Detailee to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2011 to 2013, assisting both agencies in insider trading, market manipulation, and investment fraud matters, as well as, initiating several domestic and international initiatives still ongoing today. Bryan spent nine years in the Cleveland Field Office where he worked Bank Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud, Corporate Fraud, and Organized Crime matters. Prior to the FBI, Bryan worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, and Deloitte and Touche. Bryan is a graduate of the Bradley University Foster School of Business with a degree in Accounting.

Thomson Reuters
John Solomon
Director of Threat Finance Research

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    A world-renowned expert on terrorism and terrorist financing issues, John Solomon is Director of Threat Finance Research for Thomson Reuters.  He directs approximately 70 research specialists from all over the world, including the global counterterrorism and counter proliferation financing units.  He has also designed and led the research effort to build World-Check's Iran Economic Interest database and geospatial product development. Solomon has been based in Washington, DC since July 2010.  Prior to that, he spent 4 years with World-Check in Singapore and London.

    A published author and highly sought-after speaker, Mr. Solomon has written book chapters in two critically acclaimed edited volumes on terrorism and terrorist financing issues.  He has also been published widely in Jane's Intelligence Review, Homeland Security Today, and the US Academy at West Point.

Union First Market Bankshares
R. Joe Soniat, CAMS, CFE, BCP
Bank Secrecy Act Officer

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    Robert J. Soniat (Joe) is the BSA Officer for Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, located in Richmond, Virginia.  Joe has worked as a Finance Officer for the United States Government from 2002 – 2004. He has also work as a fraud examiner for Circuit City Stores from 2004 – 2005.  He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as minors in Criminal Justice and International Relations.  Since his time at VCU Joe has been looking for ways to help fight financial crimes and Money Laundering, it was not until Joe came to Union First Market Bankshares he found that he could be on the front lines in BSA.

    Joe is the Officer of the BSA AML programs for Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, one of the largest community banking organizations based in Virginia.  In October of 2008, Joe became a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Joe is also on the BSA Coalition Advisory Board Member, which consists of bankers and regulatory representatives from various federal and state banking agencies from the fifth district of the Federal Reserve.  Joe was the 2008 UBSH Integrity and Trust award winner for Union First Market Bankshares Corporation. 

Ally Financial
Daniel D. Soto, CAMS
Chief Compliance Officer

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    Dan is the Chief Compliance Officer for Ally, where he is responsible for Ally's enterprise-wide compliance activities.
    Before joining Ally, Dan spent two years with Wachovia/Wells Fargo in anti-money laundering and retail banking compliance; was for three years the Chief Compliance Officer for Royal Bank of Canada–Centura; and spent eight years with Bank of America in the global anti-money laundering compliance function.

    Prior to joining the private industry, Dan was in the public sector as a commissioned bank examiner where he spent six years with the FDIC and nearly 10 years with the Federal Reserve Board.
    Dan is based in Charlotte, North Carolina; is a faculty member of the American Bankers Association's National Compliance School; and is on the advisory boards of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the BSA Coalition.

David Stewart, CAMS
Director, Security Intelligence Practice-Banking

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    David Stewart is responsible for the development of strategy, guiding product management and supporting the marketing of SAS' fraud and financial crimes solutions for the banking industry. Stewart is responsible for coordinating best practices among SAS' global subject matter experts in combating financial crimes. He works closely with many of the world's most innovative financial services institutions, regulatory agencies, SAS research and development, implementation teams, and alliance partners to deliver superior solutions for fraud detection and complying with anti-money laundering regulations.

    Previously, Stewart served as a SAS Business Manager at one of the world's largest financial institutions. He has worked exclusively with financial services companies over the last 20 years on various consumer risk, marketing and compliance initiatives.

    Stewart is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, serves on the North Carolina ACAMS board, and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from North Carolina State University.

Brian Stoeckert, CAMS, CFE
Managing Director

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    Brian is a recognized expert by the Wall Street Journal in financial crimes and currency exchange. He is the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinComply, a digital currency consultancy, offering the first end-to-end AML, KYC, and transaction monitoring service solely dedicated for crypto currency companies, start-ups, and venture capitalists. He is also a Principal at FC Strategy Group, a boutique consultancy delivering highly specialized skills to organizations seeking critical strategic execution of management directives.

    He serves as the Chair of the ACAMS Chapter Steering Committee, as Co-Chair of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter, and served as a founding Executive Board member of the ACAMS Southern California Chapter. Brian is also the recipient of the 2011 ACAMS Volunteer of the Year Award. He received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University.

Pinnacle Entertainment
Walter Stowe
Vice President, Compliance

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    Walter Stowe is currently Vice President of Pinnacle Entertainment Compliance and member of the company’s Compliance Committee. Manage the company’s compliance program, answering to the General Counsel, who is Chairman of the Compliance Committee.

    Walt is the former Vice President, Legal and Compliance and General Counsel of Elixir Gaming Technologies, Inc. (until September 2007, VendingData Corporation), a Las Vegas based public company and gaming products manufacturer. Advised the CEO and Board of Directors on securities, corporate governance and merger and acquisition matters.

    Prior gaming industry experience as Vice President, Legal and Compliance at Aristocrat Technologies (2002-2005) and as Director of Compliance and Associate Corporate Counsel at Konami Gaming (2001-2002), both gaming equipment manufacturers.

    Retired in August 2001 after a 26-year career in the FBI. Served in a variety of investigative and management positions, including service in New York, FBIHQ in Washington, D.C. in the Office of Congressional Affairs, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and at the FBI Academy as the head of the New Agents Training Program. Investigated and supervised cases in the Organized Crime, White Collar Crime and Violent Crimes programs. Testified in a number of high profile Organized Crime cases and qualified as an expert witness.

    Graduate of the College of William and Mary (A.B. in history) and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary (J.D.).

    Member of Virginia State Bar and admitted as In House Counsel in Nevada.

    Have been a frequent lecturer or panel participant on a number of topics/issues, including leadership, gaming regulatory matters and legal ethics.

    Former President of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (2003 – 2005).

Carl W. Suplee
Senior Solutions Architect - Financial Crimes

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    Carl Suplee is currently a Senior Solutions Specialist in the Security Intelligence Practice at SAS®. He is responsible for strategic development, domain expertise, and business consulting for financial crimes solutions in banking. In addition to working closely with financial institutions, he works closely with SAS research and development and implementation teams to deliver industry best practices for financial crimes solutions.

    Mr. Suplee has over 17 years in the financial services industry, most recently he led strategy and development for the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) at one of the world’s largest banks.

    He was responsible for enhancing, streamlining, and optimizing the FIU’s monitoring, case management and analytic processes, including scenario development, testing, and validation.

    Mr. Suplee holds a Master’s degree in Economic Crime Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He is the co-inventor of several patent-pending solutions for combating AML risk in banking.

City National Bank
Chuck Taylor, CAMS
Senior Vice President and BSA Officer

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    Charles "Chuck" Taylor is currently Senior Vice President and BSA Officer for City National Bank. A 20+ billion dollar bank headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in California, Nevada, New York, Georgia and Tennessee. He has oversight responsibility for all aspects of the BSA function including maintenance of the Bank’s BSA program, BSA Risk Assessment, AML Monitoring, Currency and Suspicious Activity Reporting, Customer Identification Program, and BSA Training.

    Chuck completed his Juris Doctorate in 2001, received certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2003 with the inaugural class and became a Certified BSA Officer in 2007. In 2010 Chuck completed the Masters level Bank Management & Finance program through Pacific Coast Banking School. Chuck is a founding member and current Co-Chair of the Southern California chapter of ACAMS.

BSA/AML Consultants
Donald Temple, CAMS

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    Donald Temple (CAMS) is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in the areas of currency reporting, money laundering, the detection of suspicious transactions and fraud investigations. He has over 28 years of experience in the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering field. He has extensive hands-on experience in the areas of the Bank Secrecy Act, financial investigations including financial fraud, anti-money laundering, due diligence, and Federal income tax investigations. His experience includes a 26 year career in federal law enforcement as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service where he conducted complex Federal income tax investigations; lead a Financial Investigative Task Force for 16 years; experience with an anti-money laundering software provider; the BSA/AML subject matter expert and director of anti-money laundering investigations for a bank; and a director in the forensic practice of one of the big four accounting firms. He has been a regular speaker at global anti-money laundering conferences. He has also conducted more than 20 ACAMS Exam Prep courses.

Bank of America
Jeanne H. Thurman, CAMS
Director, AML Compliance Executive
Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC)

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    Jeanne H. Thurman is a Director and the Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive for Enterprise Control Functions and Global Technology & Operations for Bank of America. Her responsibilities include leading a team of compliance officers that consults with these businesses on financial crime risk issues, overseeing the implementation of the Global Financial Crimes Policies and Standards in these businesses and managing the completion of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Risk and Control Assessments execution for her areas of responsibility. These areas include: Wire Transfer Operations, Large Currency Reporting, Vendor Management, Human Resources, and Cash Vault Operations. Ms. Thurman participates in numerous senior management meetings and interactions with various regulators.

Garden State Securities
Steven D. Trigili, CAMS
Chief Compliance Officer
AML Compliance Officer

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    Steven Trigili, CAMS is Chief Compliance Officer and AMLCO of Garden State Securities, Inc., a New Jersey-based independent broker/dealer and registered investment advisor. Steve has 23 years of experience in financial services - in executive management, compliance, and as a financial advisor. As GSS' CCO, Steve is responsible for all compliance functions and processes within his firm. He serves on the firm's Investment Banking and Executive committees, and heads the firm's Risk Committee. A recurring speaker and panelist at national industry conferences and webinars for over the past 10 years, Steve specializes in compliance procedures for broker/dealers, AML policies, and identifying technology solutions for broker-dealers.

    Prior to joining GSS in 2009, Steve served as CCO of Perrin, Holden & Davenport Capital in NYC, and was Vice President of Compliance & Supervision at International Planning Alliance, LLC. Steve, who also provides independent consulting and expert witness services, is currently pursuing his MBA in Business Intelligence and resides in New York City. He holds his Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 65 and 79 registrations, and is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP).

Old Dominion National Bank
Amanda Tucker, CRCM, CAMS
Executive Vice President of Risk Management, Compliance and Marketing

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    Amanda currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, and Marketing for Old Dominion National Bank. In this role Amanda has oversight of the Bank's risk management and compliance programs in addition to her work on community relations through the Bank's marketing efforts.

    Prior to joining ODNB, Amanda served as Senior Vice President & Operational Risk Manager for Union Bankshares where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the operational risk management framework. Amanda joined Union through their acquisition of StellarOne Corporation where she served as the Director of AML & Fraud. There, Amanda was responsible for enterprise compliance with BSA, AML, CIP, and OFAC regulations and oversight of Fraud risk mitigation, monitoring, and investigation efforts.

    Prior to joining StellarOne, Amanda served as the Vice President of Compliance for Community Bank where she managed the enterprise compliance management program for Deposit, Lending, Privacy, and BSA regulations.

    Amanda began her Banking career as a Senior Bank Examiner with the Massachusetts Division of Banks where she participated in the safety and soundness examinations of state chartered banks with a focus on BSA and IT FFIEC examinations.

    Amanda is a graduate of Hartwick College in New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is also a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Amanda currently serves as a Director on the BSA Coalition's Advisory Board, and a Director on the ACAMS Richmond Board.

MGM Resorts International
James Vaughn, CFE, CAMS
Senior Internal Auditor

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    James Vaughn, CAMS, CFE, is a Senior Internal Auditor with MGM Resorts International, a Fortune 300 company, and has been with them since 2007. Starting as a staff Internal Auditor in 2005, his time with MGM Resorts has been primarily focused on gaming and Title 31 compliance. He is fluent in the gaming regulatory requirements for Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi and specializes in Title 31 Chapter X part 1021 (Rules for Casinos and Card Clubs) and electronic gaming device audits. During his time with MGM Resorts he has developed multi-jurisdictional training in specific gaming activity and has an interest in understanding the nexus between AML and gaming operations, especially in the use of electronic gaming devices as a means of laundering money.

    He is also a co-chair of the recently formed ACAMS of Southern Nevada chapter and looks forward to working with other gaming industry professionals to help represent the industry within the wider AML/CFT community.

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union
Brian W. Vitale, CAMS-Audit, BSACS, NCCO
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

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    Brian earned his Political Science degree from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Following college, Brian was recruited by the National Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he specialized in Counterterrorism and Foreign Counterintelligence. During his tenure, Brian was assigned to work the FBI’s most sensitive international terrorism and espionage cases. Additionally, Brian is a decorated military veteran who served his country in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in the early 1990s.

    Brian has over twenty years of banking, finance and investigative experience; a number of those years dedicated to the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism effort. He holds the position of Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.

Silicon Valley Bank
William Voorhees, MFA, CAMS, CFE
Head of Global Card & Merchant Services

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    Will Voorhees is the Head of Global Card & Merchant Services at SVB Financial Group, a Silicon Valley- based international financial institution that serves technology, life science, and venture capital markets. Will was formerly the Director of the Financial Intelligence and Global Deposits Units at SVB. In this prior role, Will worked to combine fraud and AML into one distinct group, increasing efficiency through sharing a single case management system and aligning synergies within the group. He also introduced an Enhanced Due Diligence group and functions into SVB to safely onboard and monitor its high-risk clients. Due to the uniqueness of SVB’s client base in high tech, Will has had the opportunity to be involved with emerging technologies in virtual platforms, electronic currencies, and nontraditional payment methods. Over the past few years, Will has become an expert in digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and has spoken on the topic to numerous professional groups all over the world. Will is a former police officer and holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a former founding co-chair of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter, founding member of the ACAMS Greater Phoenix Chapter and also serves on the speaker faculty for ACAMS conferences and learning events.

Daniel Wager, CAMS
Senior Vice President, Head of Anti-Money Laundering

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    Daniel Wager works for HSBC Bank USA N.A., where he serves as SVP, AML Business Integration and Outreach. In this role he oversees the HSBC Bank USA local compliance officer program as well as other financial crime compliance program initiatives. Prior to HSBC Daniel served as SVP, Head of Global EDD for TD Bank Group, where he oversaw high risk client handling globally. Prior to joining TD Bank, he served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). From 2008 to 2011 he served as the director of the New York High Intensity Financial Crime Area (HIFCA), a multi-agency financial intelligence unit that was identified in the 2006 FATF United States Mutual Evaluation as "a model for the rest of the country. During his service with HSI, the U.S. Customs Service, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations, Daniel conducted investigations into traditional organized crime, fraud, narcotics, insider trading, arms trafficking, national security and terrorism. He is the recipient of commendations from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for his work in national security investigations. Daniel is a veteran of U.S. Army Special Operations and Military Intelligence, with combat service in Panama and Iraq.

John Wagner, CAMS, NBE

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    John Wagner is the former Director for Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Compliance Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Over the past 15+ years, John has been in a leadership position addressing anti-money laundering and sanctions issues ranging from national policy and regulatory strategies to examination and enforcement processes. John is a commissioned National Bank Examiner (NBE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He retired after a 33-year career at the OCC.

    John has presented at numerous conferences, forums, and webinars including Florida International Bankers Association AML Conference (serving both as a Conference Advisory Committee member and a presenter), Money Laundering Alert Conference, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) AML and Financial Crimes Conference, American Bankers Association/American Bar Association's Money Laundering Enforcement Conference, Institute of International Bankers, Mexican Bankers Association AML Conference, and Wolfsburg Forum.

    John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (finance and international business) from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

TD Ameritrade
Jeffrey Weiss, CAMS
Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

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    Jeffrey Weiss is a Director and the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at TD Ameritrade, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for implementation and management of the firm’s AML and OFAC Programs. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Jeff was Managing Director of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance at Knight Capital Group. From 2001 to 2004, Jeff was a Managing Director in the Internal Audit Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Mr. Weiss has also held various positions in Internal Audit at Merrill Lynch, Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc. and Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Mr. Weiss holds an M.B.A. from Penn State University, is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton Business School, Co-Chair of the SIFMA Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Committee and former Executive Committee Member of the SIFMA Internal Audit Committee.

Ted Weissberg, CAMS
Chief Executive Officer

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    Prior to joining ACAMS in 2009, Mr. Weissberg was president of the Information and Training unit of Fortent and spent 15 years at Thomson Financial in various editorial, publishing and general management roles, including president of Thomson's Venture Economics unit. In total, Mr. Weissberg has worked in the information and training field for more than 25 years. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he has authored two books, a biography of Arthur Ashe and an exposé of NCAA sports scandals.

Wells Fargo
Jenna Welton, CAMS
Special Investigations Manager

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    Jenna Welton is the Special Investigations Manager within the Financial Crimes Investigations department of Wells Fargo. In this role, she manages an innovative, proactive, and quick response group of financial crimes managers and investigators dedicated to addressing the most high risk and complex financial crimes issues related to money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and the filing of BSA/AML related suspicious activity reports. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2008, she was a Content Specialist for the Homeland Security Digital Library part of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School where she researched high quality content for the nation’s premier research collection of open source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. She has a Master’s degree in International Policy/Terrorism Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Bachelor’s degree in Global Security & Intelligence Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Raymond James Financial
Anita D. White, CAMS
Vice President
Director of Corporate Compliance/AML

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    Anita White is Vice President and Director of Corporate Compliance/AML at Raymond James Financial, Inc. Her responsibilities include managing global compliance and AML for Raymond James' various business lines, including the Private Client Groups, Bank, Trust, and clearing in its US and global jurisdictions. Since joining Raymond James in 1991, she has held management roles in operations and retail compliance while gaining significant exposure to Equity Capital Markets and Fixed Income. Ms. White's industry experience includes management of Compliance/AML technology initiatives, development of a Corporate Compliance Program, and establishment and maintenance of compliance policies and supervisory procedures. Ms. White received her bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College, has earned a Master Certificate of Six Sigma from Villanova University and is FINRA licensed.

Banker's Toolbox
Timothy White, CAMS
BSA and OFAC Automation Specialist

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    Tim is the National Risk specialist for Banker's Toolbox, Inc. Tim has licensed AML and Sanctions Interdiction Software to over a 1000 financial institutions since he started working in the banking compliance arena in 1994. Tim is an expert on OFAC/Sanctions Issues and has addressed OFAC and BSA issues at conferences throughout the United States. Tim has published articles in the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine, ACAMS Today and Western Banking Magazine. Tim is a current member of ACAMS' Certification Exam Task Force. Tim was a member of a working group formed by the United Nation's Al-Qaida Taliban Sanctions monitoring team pursuant UNSCR 1735 in 2007.

JPMorgan Chase
Peter Wild, FCA, CAMS
Vice President and Audit Partner

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    Peter joined the Internal Audit Department of the Firm in 1996 and has been responsible for the Information Technology audit support for the corporate Legal & Compliance applications since 2007. Upon moving to America from England, in 1980, he became the IT Audit Director for Republic National Bank of New York. Later he was a Senior Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand and then moved to the Melville Corporation as the IT Audit Director and subsequently became their Director of Information Systems Planning. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales {FCA} and he is a Past President of the New York Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association {ISACA}. He is a member of the ACAMS Audit Faculty and the Board of the ACAMS New York Chapter. He is also a member of the Honourable Artillery Company of London.

MGM Resorts International
Amanda L. Williford, CAMS
Director of Compliance

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    Amanda Williford is the Director of Gaming Compliance for MGM Resorts International where she currently oversees daily operations for 10 properties on the Las Vegas strip. In her current role, Amanda leads the Title 31 Compliance team, which is responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting. She also manages Title 26 and assists with Branch Office reporting. Amanda also serves as the liaison for internal and external auditors. She has been in Casino Title 31 for the last five years. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, she spent four years working in the Banking industry. Amanda began her career in the BSA field at Pacific Capital Bancorp in 2005. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Amanda holds the designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) Southern Nevada Chapter.

Jason Wingo

Ernst & Young LLP
Jason Wingo
Senior Manager, IT Advisory

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    Jason brings over fourteen years of experience in the industry working across multiple areas of compliance including anti-money laundering (AML), Fraud, and trade surveillance and focuses primarily on IT and operational challenges in these areas. He has worked with multiple clients on a wide range of regulatory driven engagements, specializing in the areas of customer risk and KYC, program assessments, tuning, and regulatory communication.

Denise M. Wright

Rabobank International and Rabo Securities USA
Denise M. Wright, CAMS
Bank Secrecy Act and Sanctions Compliance Officer

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    Denise is the Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions Compliance for Rabobank North America Wholesale. Denise is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the AML and Sanctions compliance program for Rabobank across the United States, Canadian and Mexican office, as well as Rabo Securities USA Inc.

    Denise has over 10 years experience in financial services and compliance. Some of her banking experience includes Bank Regulatory Compliance at Societe Generale, Senior AML Officer at RBC Capital Markets LLC and AML Officer at U.S. Trust Company of New York. In these capacities, she was responsible for coordinating Regulatory Exams, conducting risk reviews of Banking laws and regulations, analyzing the impact of financial reform, and served as an active member of AML and Governance Committees.

    Denise received her law degree from New York Law School and is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York. She maintains a Series 7 license and has been an active member of ACAMS since 2004.

Booz Allen Hamilton
Warren Zafrin
Vice President, Financial Services

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    Warren Zafrin is a Vice President, Financial Services for Booz Allen Hamilton. He leads the financial crime services practice including anti-money laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fraud efforts. Based on his 20+ years’ experience, Warren works to reduce financial crime risk through data analytics, combining business strategy with technology solutions to transforms enterprises. This approach has allowed him to create data protection and compliance programs for international banking and financial sector institutions.

    Warren holds an MBA from CUNY’s Zicklin School of Business, an MPA in finance and financial management services from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Policy and a BA in economics from NYU. He is located in New York City.