Iris Smith, CAMS-Audit

Associate Board Member

Iris Smith is the TIAA Financial Solutions (TFS) AML Governance Director at TIAA, responsible for advising lines on new products, manages the AML and Sanctions risk assessments, enterprise policy and training and relationships with compliance oversight testing, audit and regulators. Prior to joining TIAA in 2018, Iris held the title of AML Program Management Director at Ally Bank and also spent time at BB&T (now Truist) in a compliance testing role.

With more than 18 years of AML experience, Iris began her career as a bank teller for a large regional bank. She then moved to a large community bank and held various bank operation roles that lead her to a Deputy BSA Officer role overseeing a small Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit. In that role she had the opportunity to support the BSA Officer in the build out of the bank's BSA/AML program.

Iris holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a Master of Studies in Law student at Wake Forest University School of Law.  Iris received her CAMS designation in 2005 and CAMS-Audit in 2015. She also worked on the ACAMS Task Force as a contributor for the current version of the CAMS Certification Examination and Study Guide.