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Megan Nelson
Chapter Secretary

Megan Nelson is the Senior Vice President, Manager Financial Crimes Governance and Risk Assessments for BB&T. Megan took on this new role in August of 2016, where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining Company-wide anti-money laundering and sanctions risk assessments, testing and governance methodologies and processes.

Prior to joining BB&T, Megan was the Vice President over the Global Financial Crimes Compliance Risk Management Office for American Express.  In this role, Megan had responsibility for enterprise-wide development of standards and processes related to Customer Due Diligence, Financial Crimes risk assessments, and Customer Risk Rating. Prior to that role Megan served as the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money Laundering Officer for American Express Bank, FSB.


Prior to American Express, Megan served in various Compliance leadership roles including Bank Control Officer for GE Capital, where she led risk identification, assessment, and testing in Compliance and as the Chief Compliance Officer and Bank Secrecy Act Officer and Anti-Money Launder Officer for a banking organization owned by Lehman Brothers.


Megan graduated from Mesa State College. She and her husband, Burke, have two children and reside in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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