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.

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

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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.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS
Associate Director
Division of Risk Management Supervision

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Shutts & Bowen
Gary Bagliebter, CAMS
Partner
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, Leading Financial Crime Analytics and Global Anti-Corruption

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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.

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

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Fidelity Investments
Elizabeth Paige Baumann
Vice President, Chief AML Officer

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    Elizabeth Paige Baumann is Fidelity's Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer and has played a key role in the development and enhancement of the Fidelity financial institutions' anti-money laundering (AML) programs since April of 2002. Ms. Baumann is currently co-chair of SIFMA's AML and Financial Crimes Committee. She also represents ICI on several sub-committees of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG). Ms. Baumann has been with Fidelity since September 1999. 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.

ACAMS moneylaundering.com
Kieran Beer, CAMS
Editor-in-Chief

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    Kieran Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS moneylaundering.com 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.

Voya Investment Management
Lauren D. Bensinger
Vice President & MLRO

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Bowtie Advisors
Elliot Berman
Principal

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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.

Accenture
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.

PayPal
Brent Bramwell, CAMS
Director - Audit

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    Brent Bramwell is a Director in the PayPal Internal Audit Department with responsibilities for global audits of compliance, AML and risk management. He has over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in various roles in financial services spanning Internal Audit, Compliance Testing, Internal Control and Operation 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.

New York County District Attorney's Office
Richard Brittson
Deputy Chief Investigator-Cyber and Forensic Investigations

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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.

ACAMS
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.

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.

ICE Homeland Security Investigations
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.

Fairfax County Police Department
Second Lieutenant James Cox III, CAMS
Supervisor Special Investigations/Narcotics
Money Laundering Unit

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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.

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

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US Bank
Robert Curry, CAMS
Corporate AML/BSA Chief Compliance 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).

US Bank
Sarah Desmond, CAMS
BSA/AML Officer,
Wealth Management & Securities Services

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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.

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

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    Pending

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

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    Mr. Fleming has over 46 years experience in both the financial services industry and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance. Most recently he was the Assistant Director for the Office of Compliance at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 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. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director for FinCEN’s Policy Office and previously served as the Deputy Assistant Director of Compliance and Enforcement at FinCEN’s predecessor agency, Treasury’s Office of Financial Enforcement. Prior to returning to FinCEN he worked as a Senior Compliance Specialist for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency where he developed BSA/AML policies and examination procedures. In these positions he reviewed, analyzed and advised on BSA regulations, rulings and policies, supervised civil penalty investigations of BSA violations and negotiated settlements. He also worked as a Program Analyst for Treasury's Office of Thrift Supervision providing educational programs and compliance assistance to financial institutions, primarily in the area of BSA. Prior to joining the government he was a banker for over 22 years.

    During his government career, Mr. Fleming was recognized as an expert and authoritative speaker on BSA/AML issues and has spoken extensively on these matters to audiences throughout the U.S and abroad over the last 20 years.

Citi
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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Susan J. Galli, CAMS
Managing Director

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    Susan Galli is currently the Director of the Anti-Money Laundering Strategic Planning Office, part of the AML Compliance Department for HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.  ("HNAH") where she has responsibility for ensuring that the firm's AML Program continually adapts to address changing risks and trends based on external events and evolving business strategies.  This office also fulfils an outreach role on AML matters with HSBC Group affiliates worldwide.  Prior to that she had responsibility for developing HNAH's enterprise-wide AML Policy and Program after joining the firm in December 2010.

    Ms. Galli served as a Managing Director and Practice Leader for the AML Compliance Risk Advisory & Forensics Practice of a big-five consulting firm.  Ms. Galli, who is fluent in English and Spanish, has over 18 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 the correspondent bank and corporate bank accounts of Citibank's Latin America Division 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 also 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 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.

LexisNexis
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 & KYC 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.

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

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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
Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Senior Compliance Executive

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    Lisa Grigg is the Fraud Investigations Group Executive and is located in Charlotte, NC. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with the analysis and reporting of potential fraud. Grigg is also responsible for the integration of this team into the Global Financial Crimes Compliance infrastructure.

    Lisa Grigg joined Bank of America in 2004 as a Manager in the Special Investigations Group within Global AML. She was promoted to AML Executive in 2006 and asked to lead Global AML Investigations in 2007. In early 2008 she was appointed as the Executive to lead Global AML Operations and then was later appointed the Bank Secrecy Act Officer to oversee AML in North America. She remained in that position until March 2012 when Ms Grigg took on her current role of Fraud Investigations Group Executive.

    Before joining Bank of America, Grigg managed AML Investigative Services at Wachovia Corporation for 4 years. In that capacity she was responsible for Investigation of potentially suspicious activity for money laundering/terrorist financing and reporting as applicable to the Government. She was also responsible for the Enhanced Due Diligence and OFAC functions.

Omney
Richard H. Harvey Jr., Esq., CRCM
Former Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

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    Richard H. Harvey, Jr., 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.

HSBC
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.

Pershing
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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    Pending

Citigroup
Catherine LaFalce
Global Head of AML Advisory -
Investment Banking and Markets
Global AML Compliance

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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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    Pending

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Duncan Levin
Chief of Asset Forfeiture

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    Duncan Levin oversees all criminal and civil asset forfeiture on a wide variety of cases, including white-collar fraud, identity theft, organized crime, money laundering, and narcotics cases. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office as Chief of Asset Forfeiture, Duncan 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 Bank Secrecy Act cases. After graduating from 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 Mr. Levin has been 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 is a graduate of Yale College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

    At the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Levin manages a full-time staff of six dedicated prosecutors and support personnel and supervises 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. He regularly conducts training on forfeiture, money laundering, and financial investigations. Mr. Levin also runs all aspects of the District Attorney’s restoration of forfeited funds to crime victims and coordinates 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 has been 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 is 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 cases. He was recently 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. He serves on the Criminal Law committee of the Bar Association for the City of New York.

New York County District Attorney's Office
Elizabeth Loewy
Assistant District Attorney -
Chief, Elder Abuse Unit

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    Pending

UBS
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 AML Training, the Americas Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and serves on the Global AML Management Committee. Prior to her current roles, Ms. Loftus was the Deputy Head/COO for Americas AML Compliance (AMLC). The Americas AMLC function covers both the wealth management and investment banking businesses throughout North America including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. AMLC oversees the firm's efforts to implement UBS's Global AML Program in order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and is also responsible for bribery and corruption, and economic sanctions issues. Ms. Loftus began her career in 1993 and held various positions in Legal & Compliance at Merrill Lynch and subsequently JP Morgan, prior to joining UBS in early 2000. Ms. Loftus received her B.A. and M.A. from the University at Albany. She is a member of SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Committee.

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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    Pending

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.

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, Customer Protection
Financial Intelligence

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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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JPMorgan Chase
Peter Neilson, CAMS
Executive Director, AML 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
Financial Crimes Compliance Leader

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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.

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.

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

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    Jack Oskvarek is Vice President, BSA Executive Director managing bank-wide BSA, AML and OFAC operations for Wintrust Financial Corporation. 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
OFAC/FCPA Officer

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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
Co-Founder

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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.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Derek Ramm
Director, AML Programs
Legal, Regulatory and Compliance

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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.

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) and conducts extensive industry outreach, including guest speaking engagements both domestically and internationally, at events such as those hosted by the ACAMS Toronto Chapter and the annual Wolfsberg Forum in Switzerland.

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.

US Department of the Treasury
Sarah Runge
Acting Director, Office of Strategic Policy
Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

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    Sarah Runge is the Acting 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.

PwC
John Sabatini
Principal

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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
Nancy J, Saur, CAMS, FICA
Head of Compliance

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    Nancy is Head of Compliance with 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 customised insurance solutions for their risk management and financial planning needs. In this role, she is responsible for compliance, risk and FATCA activities across the Advantage group. Previously, she was the Compliance Manager at Millennium bcp Bank & Trust. Prior to working at the bank, Nancy was responsible for compliance and risk management for the Caribbean & Asian offices of the ATC Group (now part of the Intertrust Group). In 2004, she co-founded a successful compliance consulting company headquartered in the Cayman Islands and worked with many types of financial services clients in the Cayman Islands, Caribbean and Central America. She founded the Cayman Islands Compliance Association, managed the development of computer-based training for its members and created a Cayman Islands module for an international compliance training program. Nancy has over 30 years working in financial services, more than 20 of which are in compliance and audit.

HSBC North America Holdings
Salvatore Scotto, CAMS
Acting Managing Director and Head of Global Sanctions, Financial Crime Compliance – AML

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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.

BB&T
Kenneth B. Simmons CRCM, ACAMS-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.

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.

SAS
David Stewart, CAMS
Business Director, Security Intelligence Solutions for 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.

CoinComply
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.

SAS
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
Principal

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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).

Union Bankshares
Amanda Tucker, CRCM, CAMS
Senior Vice President, Operational Risk Manager

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    Amanda currently serves as the Senior Vice President & Operational Risk Manager for Union Bankshares where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the operational risk management framework, as a key component of the Enterprise Risk Management Program. In her role she is tasked with establishing enterprise level governance, policies and practices to proactively identify, assess, mitigate, monitor, and report on operational risk exposures in Union First Market Bank’s business and operations at all levels of the organization.

    Prior to joining Union, Amanda served as the Director of AML & Fraud for StellarOne Corporation. 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. During her 4 years with the Division, Amanda was promoted to Principal Examiner where she served as an Examiner in Charge of safety and soundness 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).

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

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SVB Financial Group
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.

HSBC Bank USA
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.

ACAMS
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.

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.

ICE Homeland Security Investigations
Mark A. Witzal
Deputy Assistant Director, Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division

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    Mark A. Witzal was appointed to serve as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Financial, Narcotics and Special Operations Division in June 2013. Mr. Witzal oversees a wide variety of programs and operations that investigate transnational criminal organizations that seek to exploit America’s legitimate trade, travel, and financial systems for illicit purposes. Investigations under this division focus on money laundering, bulk currency smuggling, narcotics and contraband smuggling, and other financial and trade-related crimes. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Witzal served as the Deputy Assistant Director for the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Arlington, Virginia. In this position, he oversaw all of the Intellectual Property and Commercial Fraud operational components, and served as the Deputy Director for the IPR Center, where he was the principal operational liaison to the 21 partner agencies of the IPR Center.

    Mr. Witzal has previously served in several field offices in key senior leadership positions. He was the Deputy Special Agent in Charge for the HSI New Jersey field office. During this assignment, he was the senior operations manager in command of ICE/HSI investigations that occur within New Jersey. Prior to becoming the Deputy, Mr. Witzal served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Public Safety Division, where he managed investigative groups that target transnational criminal organizations that are involved in the cross border smuggling of narcotics and contraband merchandise.

    Mr. Witzal has over 23 years of federal law enforcement experience. During his tenure as a federal law enforcement officer, Mr. Witzal has also worked as a field investigative agent and supervisor in the area of commercial fraud, trade based money laundering and narcotics. He managed three different investigative groups for the ICE/HSI field office in New York. His specialty lies in investigating transnational criminal organizations that smuggle illegal merchandise across international borders. In addition to his experience as field agent and supervisor, Mr. Witzal was assigned to legacy U.S. Customs Headquarters in Washington, DC in the Fraud Investigations Division, where he managed the Forced Labor program, and also served as an operations manager coordinating headquarters interaction with the field offices in San Diego and Seattle. Mr. Witzal holds a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State College. He was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in June 2013.

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

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