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Our Board.

Our Executive Board is comprised of regulators, industry experts, and consultants who specialize in the prevention, detection, and reporting of financial crimes, including money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions compliance, and fraud.



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Megan Hodge


Megan Davis Hodge is the Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer for Ally Financial and Ally Bank. Prior to joining Ally, Hodge was with RBC in the US for 11 years, serving in various capacities, including: US Regional Head of AML, BSA Officer for RBC Bank, Chief Compliance Officer for RBC Bank, and Head of Compliance for US International Wealth. Previously Hodge was employed by Bank of America, where she held multiple positions developing and implementing AML strategies and began her career with Accenture.   She serves on the Board of the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, the BSA Coalition and is co-chair of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter. She holds a BSBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Jim Arndts


Jim Arndts is the BSA Officer / Head of Financial Crimes of the Americas for MUFG. In this role he is responsible to manage the BSA program for all business located in the United States, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Arndts has worked in the Financial Crimes Compliance industry for over 20 years and prior to joining MUFG he was the Consumer Lending & Payments Financial Crimes Executive with Wells Fargo, N.A. Jim previously lead Financial Crimes Strategy & Transformation for U.S. Bank and prior to U.S. Bank he was the BSA Officer at Capital Bank (now First Horizon Bank) where he led the AML and Fraud teams. He also held multiple AML positions with RBC where he was most recently the Head of the Global AML Financial Intelligence Unit, based in Toronto, ON. Prior to joining RBC in 2007, Jim worked at Bank of America where he was a Senior Risk Technology Manager and responsible to manage the AML technology program. Jim Arndts has an MBA from the McColl Scholl of Business at Queen’s University of Charlotte and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Ohio University. Mr. Arndts is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a board member of the Carolina’s Chapter of ACAMS, participant in industry working groups and regularly speaks at financial crimes industry conferences.


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Carolyn Nelson


Carolyn is a Senior Vice President and BSA/OFAC Officer at United Community Bank headquartered in Greenville, SC. Carolyn has been in banking for nearly 20 years and came to United as the result of an acquisition in 2015. Prior to assuming her current role, Carolyn acted as Deputy BSA/OFAC Officer at United for 5 years. United has grown from approximately $8 billion in assets to over $24 billion in assets through seven mergers since Carolyn joined United in 2015. Carolyn attended the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. Carolyn is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and serves on the board of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter.

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April Sinicrope


April Sinicrope joined the Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance team at US Bank in 2017 as the Risk Manager supporting US Bank Investments and US Bank Asset Management. Mrs. Sinicrope has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining US Bank in February 2017, she was with several firms, including Citi, LPL Financial, Wachovia Securities and Edward Jones Investments where she took on a myriad of roles with increasing responsibilities which provided her a detailed understanding of many aspects within a financial institution. Mrs. Sinicrope has received a Bachelor of Science from Park University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is FINRA Series 7 and 24 registered as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner.


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Nicolas Khouri 

Programming Lead

Nicolas Khouri is currently the Deputy AML/BSA Officer at Ally Bank responsible for leading the execution of key BSA/AML program components such as risk assessments, governance, and business line oversight. Prior to that Nicolas was the Senior Compliance Director at Ally Bank overseeing AML Investigations. As part of his role, Nicolas manages a team that handles all AML investigations, SAR filings and all law enforcement requests and coordination. Before this role, Nicolas was a Senior Audit Director with Ally Bank overseeing all of Compliance and Legal. Nicolas has over 20 years of financial institutions and investment banking auditing and compliance 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 domestic and international AML regulations. Nicolas holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the George Washington University and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) since 2006. Nicolas has been an invited speaker and/or panelist at several national conferences on AML and auditing including Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), American Bankers Association (ABA), Florida International Banking Association (FIBA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Financial Markets Association (FMA).

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Heather Allen

Programming Lead

Ms. Allen is a SVP, Deputy Director of the Financial Crime Group at Truist. She oversees the Administrative Group within the Financial Intelligence Unit, which provides foundational support to the FIU in all aspects of day to day operations as well as strategic initiatives. Ms. Allen is a board member for Carolina’s Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, as well as the ABA Board. She is a certified anti-money laundering expert and holds three professional certifications in addition to a BA from Wells College. She has written several articles, and spoken on a variety of different topics related to anti-money laundering, cannabis banking, money services businesses, fraud prevention and cyber.

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Mike Hall


Michael Hall serves as Senior Vice President and Director of AML and Economic Sanctions. He leads Fifth Third Bank’s AML and economic sanctions programs and is responsible for ensuring compliance with financial crimes laws and regulations. Hall is also the designated Bank Secrecy Act officer. At Fifth Third Bank, Hall leads a team of experienced compliance officers who have financial crimes compliance oversight responsibility for the consumer, commercial, payments and wealth management lines of business. The financial crimes compliance team handles all sanctions screening, AML transaction monitoring, customer due diligence reviews, AML investigations, currency transaction reporting and suspicious activity reporting. In addition, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that continue to improve Fifth Third Bank’s overall financial crimes program. Prior to his current position, Hall spent eight years in Bank of America’s AML organization and 20 years in the global banking division based in the US and Europe. Past positions included global head of AML and economic sanctions risk management for all lines of business, head of the line of business AML program for the Global Banking and Markets division and business support executive for the regional president in EMEA. Hall received his Bachelor of Arts from The American University.

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Chris Healy


Beginning in February 2022, Chris Healy assumed the role of AML Investigations Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina at US Bank. Chris oversees projects and team members who perform AML investigations and analyze emerging illicit trends used by criminal organizations. Chris works collaboratively with other financial institutions, private industry and law enforcement to combat criminal organizations from illegitimately using the United States financial system. Prior to his role with US Bank, Chris was a Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations for 25 years. During his career, Chris primarily worked money laundering investigations which targeted Colombian and Mexican based narcotics trafficking cartels. These investigations targeted the cartels money laundering cells who were using the banking system to further the cartels narcotics trafficking activities. Chris has been a member of the Carolina ACAMS Board since 2018 and is CAMS certified.

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Michael Letson


Michael J. Letson leads the Financial Crimes Analytics Team in Global Financial Crimes for Bank of America. Financial Crimes Analytics identifies financial crimes risk through human intelligence and surveillance. They conduct proactive analytics to identify new trends and potential vulnerabilities within the Bank. Letson joined Global Financial Crimes in 2016 leading the Strategic Analytics team before taking his current role in 2019. Previously, he served as Audit Manager for Bank of America’s Global Financial Crimes Audit Team, where he lead the implementation of automated testing and analytics to identify control gaps, and risks associated with the financial crimes program. Prior to serving as Audit Manager, Letson spent 11 years in a variety of roles supporting Corporate Audit by developing innovative methods for more efficient and robust testing of “big data” to target significant risk. He has a long background in process improvement and business controls. He has had experience covering all the major products and services offered by the company. He is a graduate of Marist College and lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and four children.

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Sean Marsden


Sean Marsden is the Deputy Director leading the Credit Specialist Group (CSG) within the Financial Intelligence Unit at Truist. The CSG’s primary responsibilities involve analyzing, documenting, and communicating potential money laundering and other financial crimes related risk associated with parties attempting to obtain commercial credit or other banking related services. Sean has 20 years of banking experience primarily tied to commercial lending and has held various positions within Truist including commercial lender, problem loan administrator, and commercial credit officer prior to joining the Financial Intelligence Unit in May of 2016. Sean is based in Winston-Salem, NC and is a graduate of UNC Wilmington. Sean is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Financial Intelligence Specialist (FIS), and maintains his Credit Risk Certification (CRC) through the Risk Management Association.

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Tyler Reynolds


Tyler Reynolds is the Director of AML and Sanctions Programs. He directs strategy and oversight of the enterprise financial crimes program including the financial intelligence unit, AML & external fraud investigations, currency transaction reporting, customer due diligence operations, risk management, economic sanctions & customer screening, and enterprise financial crimes strategic initiatives. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 2015, Reynolds spent 14 years at large financial institutions working in various national and global leadership roles related to financial crimes compliance, consumer compliance, operational risk, risk program development, and project management. He lives in Charlotte, NC, holds Six Sigma and ACAMs certifications, and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University.

Membership Engagement & Communication

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Beth Herron

Communication Lead

Beth Herron, the Manager of the Americas AML Team within the SAS Fraud and Security Intelligence Practice, provides domain expertise in developing, selling, and implementing financial crime solutions. Beth leads a team of subject matter experts who support financial institutions with AML Compliance, Fraud, and NextGen Analytic solutions. Her passion as an anti-money laundering professional came from working within the Financial Intelligence Unit of one of the world’s largest banks. There she led public/private information sharing projects, the consolidation of Fraud and AML into a common case management system and responded to exam inquiries in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas Beth holds a master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology focusing on research in predicting behavior and behavior modification in the workplace. Beth has been accredited as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and currently serves on the board of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter. In her free time, Beth enjoys distance running, chasing her toddler (a subgenre of distance running), and hiking with her Husband.

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Eddie Robinson


Eddie is the Deputy AML Officer at USAA where he is responsible for leading the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions Strategy and Transformation, Risk Management, Program Governance and Oversight, and Issues Management functions. Eddie is also the designated AML Officer for all non-Bank entities (Life, Property & Casualty and Broker-Dealer). Eddie joined USAA from TIAA where he was Managing Director, Chief AML and Sanctions Officer responsible for leading the global AML and Sanctions program, which included eight programs for TIAA Bank, affiliated insurance companies, broker-dealers, and investment companies across 50 countries. Prior to this position, Eddie served as the Bank Secrecy Act and Sanctions Officer for TIAA Bank as well as Enterprise Financial Intelligence Unit Director, where he led TIAA Bank in the closure of the 2013 Consent Order and the transformation of the AML investigative function. Prior to joining TIAA, Eddie worked for Ally Financial where he spent the majority of his tenure managing the Global AML Investigations Unit, and later served as the Head of OFAC and Global Sanctions. He has also served as the Senior Compliance Officer at Washington Mutual / JP Morgan Chase, where he assisted in the remediation of various enforcement actions. Eddie began his AML career at USAA where he focused on Know Your Customer and OFAC initiatives. Eddie is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and served as a member of FinCEN’s BSA Advisory Group (BSAAG) from 2014 through 2016. He holds a B.S. from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law.

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Carl Francois


Carl Francois is a Senior Vice President and the BSA/Fraud Officer at Southern First Bank located in Greenville, SC. He is responsible for all aspects of the BSA, OFAC, and Red Flags programs of the bank. Prior to joining Southern First Carl was the Director of Surveillance at South State Bank and was responsible for the oversight of the AML investigations, SAR filing, and Enhanced Due Diligence functions within the FIU. Carl was with South State Bank for over 11 years as it grew approximately ten times in size from when he joined the bank. Prior to joining South State Bank, Carl worked as an FIU Intelligence Analyst at Wachovia/Wells Fargo. In total Carl has over 14 years of experience in the BSA/AML field. Carl holds the designations of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP). He has a Bachelor of Science degree as well as an MBA from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School.

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Melissa Morelli


Melissa Morelli is the Consumer Fraud Program Manager at U.S. Bank responsible for providing program, risk assessment and control environment oversight for fraud and financial crimes risk to the Retail Line of Business. Previously she held a position within the Financial Crimes Compliance Risk Manager at U.S. Bank responsible for providing oversight of Financial Crimes risk and implementation to the Retail Line of Business. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Melissa held various AML and Compliance roles at a large financial institution for approximately 15 years. Roles included Regulatory Relations Liaison, Financial Crimes Investigator, Financial Crimes Investigations Operational Manager, Global Financial Crimes Enterprise Training Manager and Global Financial Crimes Strategy and Operations Manager. Melissa has presented in various ACAMS training webinars in regards to Suspicious Activity Reporting and SAR Quality Assurance and as a panel speaker.

Sponsorship & Logistics

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Allison Snyder


Allison Snyder is a Financial Crimes Consultant for Wells Fargo Broker-Dealer Financial Crimes Risk Management. In her current role, she serves as the financial crimes training officer for the for the four Wells Fargo broker-dealer legal entities. Allison joined Wells Fargo in 2003 and since then has held various roles within the organization. Prior to her current role, she spent several years in Wells Fargo’s Financial Crimes Risk Management Governance Office, responsible for providing policy and program oversight over lines of business. She also assisted in the development of the Wells Fargo AML/Sanctions Credentials Program, an in-house certification that recognizes subject matter expertise across the company. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and serves on the board of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter.

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Megan Nelson


Megan Nelson is the Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Crimes Governance for Truist. Megan is responsible for managing the governance, program framework, and risk identification components of a comprehensive Financial Crimes (FC) program; inclusive of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory compliance and Enterprise Fraud Management (EFM). This includes Company-wide anti-money laundering, sanctions risk assessments, customer risk rating, know your customer standards, identify theft red flags assessments, and testing/monitoring processes related to AML and fraud. Prior to joining Truist, 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, have two children and reside in North Carolina.


Wendy Steichen


Wendy Steichen is the Consumer Lending Financial Crimes Leader at Wells Fargo N.A. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and administration of all aspects of the corporate-wide Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance Program for Consumer Lending businesses. Wendy has worked in the Financial Crimes Compliance Industry for over 15 years, and before joining Wells Fargo N.A., she was the BSA Officer at Capital Bank, where she led the AML and Fraud teams. Prior to Capital Bank, Wendy served in various compliance roles, including Policy and Program Management Expert at PNC Bank and Compliance Strategy Senior Manager at RBC Bank. Wendy attended East Carolina University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Steichen has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and ACAMS member since 2007. Wendy resides in Raleigh, NC.



Cheryl Thompson


Cheryl Thompson is a Senior Director and the AML Compliance Officer for Ally Invest Securities. Prior to joining Ally, Thompson was with Fifth Third Bank for three years as a Senior Compliance Director with responsibility for the AML Program and AML Risk Management. Previously, Thompson was with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch in a variety of roles in compliance and operations including serving as the AML Compliance Officer for Merrill Lynch. She serves on the Board of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Finance from Elon University.

ACAMS Liaison

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Peter is a Senior Advisor with McKinsey specializing in the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CTF) and Sanctions business processes and supporting computer applications. He is very experienced in operational and information technology (IT) auditing and developing and presenting training in AML/CTF. He moved to New York in 1980 from London to join Republic National Bank of New York. He later joined Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Manager and then was the Director of Information Systems Planning at Melville Corporation. In 2016 he retired from J.P. Morgan as a Senior Audit Manager with over 11 years of experience of managing operational and IT audits of AML/CTF and Sanctions. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA). At the Association of Certified AML Specialists (ACAMS), he is a founding member of the CAMS Audit Faculty and frequently teaches the CAMS Audit Course. He was a Task Force Vice Chair to develop the current version of the CAMS Certification Examination and frequently teaches the CAMS Exam Preparation Course. He assisted in the development of the Global Sanctions certification and is the author of the Study Guide for the Advanced Risk Management Certification. He is a frequent speaker at ACAMS Conferences and a recipient of the ACAMS Volunteer of the Year Award. He was previously the Co-Chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter and currently is a member of the Board of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter

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ACAMS Liaison

Law Enforcement Liaison

Associate Board

Jeremi Blankley is the Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) for the Wilmington Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). RAC Blankley began his career as a police officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department in 1999 and became a Special Agent with the legacy United States Customs Service in 2003, which later became HSI. His first duty station was Savannah, Georgia, where he led multiple Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigations involving narcotic smuggling from Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. In 2007 he was transferred to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he conducted financial, bulk cash, narcotics, and weapon smuggling investigations, which have successfully led to the seizure of millions in cash and the prosecution and dismantling of smuggling organizations throughout the Southeast. In addition to these responsibilities, RAC Blankley was also an active member of the SAR Review Team consisting of numerous federal agencies throughout the Western District of North Carolina. In 2020, RAC Blankley was promoted to Group Supervisor in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was assigned to create the newly formed Narcotics and Bulk Cash Smuggling group. Utilizing a vast network, he grew the task force to seven (7) Special Agents and twenty-nine (29) Task Force Officers. In this capacity, RAC Blankley oversaw one of the largest money laundering OCDETF investigations ever conducted in the Eastern District of North Carolina that led to the seizure of millions in illicit proceeds, numerous farms, and millions in real estate. In 2022, RAC Blankley was promoted to the Resident Agent in Charge in Wilmington where he now supervises and is responsible for investigations covering the entire coastline of North Carolina that includes 24 counties. In this capacity, RAC Blankley oversees seven (7) Special Agents, numerous support staff, and eight-teen (18) Task Force Officers. RAC Blankley has recently been selected as a member of the Carolina ACAMS Board and is looking forward to serving in this capacity.

Crecentia Curran has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2009. In 2011, Crecentia joined the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), where she focuses on investigations involving ISIS/ISIL, al-Qa’ida, and Homegrown Violent Extremists. Additionally, Crecentia serves as the Terrorism Financing Coordinator for the FBI Charlotte Division. Prior to her time on the JTTF, Crecentia investigated white collar crimes, concentrating on accounting fraud. Before joining the FBI, Crecentia worked in compliance for Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which manages bulk power transmission and the market associated with bulk power trading across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. Crecentia began her career with KPMG Indianapolis, where she worked for several years in financial auditing, focusing on clients in software development, manufacturing, and automotive industries. Since 2006 Crecentia has been a licensed CPA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, both from Indiana State University.

Crecentia Curran

Law Enforcement Liaison

Jeremi Blankley

Law Enforcement Liaison

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Juan Troya

Associate Board

Juan Troya is an Associate Director and a member of Protiviti’s Financial Crimes Compliance consulting practice with over 15 years of experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Fraud, Consumer Compliance, Risk Management, business analysis, and investor reporting. Juan specializes in consulting services related to Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) regulatory requirements in the financial services industry. Juan assists clients with the design and execution of their BSA/AML compliance programs and with regulatory examination and enforcement action remediation. Key areas include Audits, End-to End Process Assessments, KYC reviews, and AML/Fraud Investigations. Prior to Protiviti, Juan worked in the banking industry primarily tied to Financial Crimes and Enterprise Risk roles. Juan is based in Charlotte, NC and has received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bethany College, a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Ohio University, and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Kristen Hannaford

Associate Board

Kristen joined Fifth Third Bank in 2011 and currently serves as a Compliance Officer within Financial Crimes Compliance. Her background includes experience within customer due diligence, fraud detection, retail banking, and collaborations with reputational risk and business controls. In her current role, she is tasked with identifying risk factors and defining applicable controls for emerging high-risk industries, to ensure adherence to the regulatory environment. Kristen has served as a founding member of multiple advisory boards within Fifth Third in order to assess and mitigate rapidly evolving risks. Subject matter in which she has extensive knowledge includes online gaming, casinos, marijuana, and hemp-related businesses. She is also well versed in industries that pose significant reputational risk. Kristen currently serves as Associate Board Member for ACAMS-Carolinas Chapter. She is based in Charlotte, NC. Kristen is a passionate advocate for inclusion and served as the Chairperson of Fifth Third Bank’s LGBT+ Business Resource Group for 7 years. She is a long-term supporter of the Junior Charity League of Concord and volunteers regularly within her local community.

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Amanda Inabinett Wojoski

Associate Board

Amanda Inabinett Wojoski is a Vice President and Senior Lead Business Execution Consultant supporting Wells Fargo’s Consumer Lending Business. In this role she is responsible for strategic initiatives and special project efforts focused on optimizing program oversight via enhancements to front line AML and Sanctions controls. Prior to this Amanda established best-in-bank inherent and residual product and business line risk assessment methodology in the bank’s former Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovations Business and integrated these program principles within Consumer Lending. Before joining Wells Fargo, Amanda was Financial Crimes Systems and Data Manager at Capital Bank (now First Horizon) where she managed multiple M&A program conversion efforts ensuring successful pre-operational merger cash aggregation for currency transacting reporting compliance as well as transaction monitoring system consolidation. Amanda has over 15 years’ experience in Financial Services data and leadership including, enterprise information management, data quality, analytics software implementation, compliance, testing/audit/exam management, process optimization and global resource management. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. Amanda is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and currently serves as Associate Board Member for ACAMS-Carolinas Chapter. She enjoys being involved in community volunteerism and is presently Vice President, Programs for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) affiliated with her kids’ elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Board Advisor

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Lisa Grigg 

Board Advisor

Lisa is responsible for Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance globally. She is the Chief AML Officer for U.S. Bank and is responsible for the oversight and management of AML Compliance and Operations, Counter-Terrorist Financing and Economic Sanctions. Her organization provides the company and business units with direction, guidance, monitoring and assistance necessary to comply with effective compliance, laws, and regulations. Lisa joined U.S. Bank in June, 2015. She has spent the last 20 years in senior management positions leading various AML and Fraud organizations. Before moving into the banking industry, Lisa was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service with both protective and investigative responsibilities. Lisa has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining working relationships with law enforcement and related government agencies on investigative matters. Lisa is based in Charlotte, NC and is a graduate of Radford University. She is both ACAMS and CFE certified and participates in many industry groups. Lisa speaks regularly at conferences and serves on the board of the International Banking Security Association (IBSA) and is an honorary member of ACAMS Carolina Chapter. Additionally, Lisa serves on several financial crime conference committees and is involved in her local community.

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Dan Soto

Board Advisor

Dan is the Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Executive Council at Ally, where he is responsible for the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance activities. Before joining Ally, Dan spent time working at several large, global institutions, where he led the compliance function or was in-charge of the global anti-money laundering program. Prior to joining the private industry, Dan was in the public sector as a commissioned bank examiner with the FDIC and a supervisory official with the Federal Reserve Board. Dan is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a member of and speaker at several trade group and public/private sector initiatives including: a faculty member of the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) National Compliance School; an advisory board member for the ABA’s annual Risk and Compliance Conference; formerly the Chairman, Operations & Regulatory Compliance Committee (ORCC) for the American Financial Services Association (AFSA); and is currently on the advisory boards of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Coalition. Dan has served on the editorial advisory board for the Banking Exchange; is a board member of the North Carolina Council on Economic Education; and in 2014, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the ABA Compliance Administrative Committee. In 2022, Dan was named the Executive of the Year by the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).




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