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Iris Smith, CAMS-Audit

Associate Board Member

Iris Smith is the Managing Director, Chief AML and Sanctions Officer for the TIAA enterprise and is the dual-hatted board appointed BSA Officer for TIAA, FSB.  Prior to assuming this role in 2021, Iris served as the Head of AML Governance for TIAA Financial Solutions where she led the money laundering risk assessment and governance program.  Before joining TIAA in 2018 Iris held the title of AML Program Management Director at Ally Financial.  Iris also spent time at BB&T in a Senior Risk Manager role in Compliance Testing, and earlier in her career led a Financial Intelligence Unit and was the Deputy BSA Officer at a large community bank. 


Iris is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Board Member of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter, and is a member of various trade groups like the American Bankers Association Money Laundering Interest Group.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently working towards a Master of Studies in Law at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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