Welcome and thank you for visiting the web page of the Greater Boston Chapter of ACAMS!
Launched in June 2010, the mission of the Greater Boston Chapter is to support the goals of the larger ACAMS organization in providing outstanding learning and training events for career development and professional networking for our community professionals. The Chapter will fulfill this mission by organizing meetings, workshops and events of local interest, where we will present various speakers who are subject matter experts. By joining and participating in the Chapter, you can keep your AML skills up to date in this ever changing environment. The Chapter’s Executive Board is comprised of industry professionals from both the private and public sector in and around the Boston area.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments. We look forward to meeting you at our next event!
Read Board Member Mark Perry’s book review at ACAMSToday.org
Upcoming Greater Boston Chapter learning events will be announced soon.
Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking and Finance
February 8, 2017
Please join Greater Boston ACAMS in partnership with Northeastern University and RDC for a panel discussion on finance in Human Trafficking. In light of increasing concerns about Human Trafficking and calls for innovative responses to the issue, the panel aims to initiate collaboration and novel responses to trafficking. It will explore the pervasiveness of human trafficking from a domestic and global perspective as well as the role Financial Institutions can play in the fight against Human Trafficking. Panelists will include subject matter experts from law enforcement, academia, and the financial sector.
December 6, 2016
Special Boston Chapter Event: Trade-Based Money Laundering and Hedge Fund Vulnerabilities
September 21, 2016
Enhance Your Professional Development with the ACAMS Advanced Certification Programs
September 7, 2016
Setting Industry Standards and Best Practices for KYC: A History and A Way Forward
May 2, 2016
Hot Topics Regulator Roundtable
March 2, 2016
ACAMS Boston Chapter Holiday Party
December 8, 2015
Special U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Presentation
June 23, 2015
2nd Annual ACAMS Boston Summer Networking Event
June 23, 2015
Free Career Panel (Members Only)
April 29, 2015
October 24, 2014
1st Annual ACAMS Boston Summer Networking Event!
June 17, 2014
Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Investigations
May 6, 2014
FinCEN New SAR Requirements
May 22, 2013
Kathleen McDevitt Carr, CAMS
Bank of America
Kathleen McDevitt Carr is the Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) Policy, Governance and Training Executive at Bank of America. She has oversight of the enterprise financial crimes compliance policy, enterprise and country-specific policy standards, governance routines and both enterprise-wide and targeted financial crimes compliance training.
Previous experience in GFCC include roles as a Senior Financial Crimes Compliance Manager, providing advice and counsel to the wealth management lines of business, as well as a Senior AML Risk Manager role on the Policy and Program team, leading the implementation of the AML and Economic Sanctions requirements across all lines of business at Bank of America.
Prior to joining GFCC, Ms. Carr served as an Operational Risk Manager in the Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) AML Supervision and Governance department, where she provided guidance to the GWIM lines of business on AML policy and program requirements. She was also responsible for the review and approval of high risk clients at on-boarding.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College, where she majored in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Ms. Carr has been ACAMS certified since 2007
Jennifer Hollingsworth, CAMS
Jen is a Senior Investigator in the External Investigations group in Fidelity Investments. She is responsible for conducting AML and fraud investigations. Prior to working at Fidelity Investments, she worked as an Investigator at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, mostly specializing in financial crimes. She is CAMS-certified and earned the Certified Financial Crimes Investigator credential from the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
Kori Giaquinto, Esq., CAMS, CFE
AML Quality Assurance Manager
Kori Giaquinto is the AML Quality Assurance Manager in the Technology and Operations division of Santander Bank. In this role she is responsible for creating and implementing an AML quality assurance program to ensure that BSA/AML/OFAC processes and controls are functioning properly and in accordance with the bank’s standards and applicable regulations.
Prior to beginning her career in financial services in 2006, Kori worked as an attorney until she began her AML career at Investors Bank & Trust Company (IBT) as an AML Analyst. In 2007 IBT was acquired by State Street Bank and Trust Company and she remained there until 2014, ultimately becoming an Assistant Vice President, Transfer Agency Compliance. In that role she was responsible for performing Customer Identification, Risk Rating and Enhanced Due Diligence, Transaction Monitoring and Sanction Party Screening.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law. Kori is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar, a certified fraud examiner and has been ACAMS certified since 2007.
Andrea Roller, Esq., CAMS, CFE
Andrea Roller is currently a Financial Investigator in the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. In this role, she investigates complex financial crimes, including securities frauds, money laundering, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounts receivable frauds, mortgage frauds, and other financially-motivated frauds. Andrea has testified in many criminal trials regarding fraud schemes and funds tracing. Andrea was previously a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office, focusing on the prosecution of mortgage fraud schemes.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Andrea was a Senior Commissioned Bank Examiner with the FDIC and spent two years investigating the Boston Region’s largest bank fraud and failure case at that time.
Andrea is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Management. Andrea is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Kenneth Murphy, CAMS
State Street Corporation
Ken Murphy has over 30 years of financial services experience, and joined State Street Corporation in October 2015. Ken is the Business Unit AML Officer for several business groups within State Street Corporation.
Prior to State Street Corporation, Ken was a Director of Compliance for Ameriprise/Columbia Management. Ken was the AML officer for Columbia Management, Columbia Funds, Columbia Acorn Funds, and Columbia Management Investment Distributor (Broker/Dealer). Furthermore, Ken was the firm’s privacy officer and identity theft prevention program officer. Prior to joining Columbia Management, Ken was senior vice president, compliance executive for Bank of America, responsible for AML and privacy compliance efforts for Columbia Management, while part of Bank of America.
Prior to Bank of America, Ken was director of compliance at Deutsche Asset Management (“DeAM”), overseeing core compliance functions. Ken was also the AML officer for the DeAM and Scudder Mutual Funds. Prior to DeAM, he worked for John Hancock Signature Services and Prudential Mutual Funds Services, transfer agents for the firm’s respective fund families, and at Paine Webber in their mutual fund operations.
Ken holds FINRA licenses: 6, 7, 26, and 63, and has been ACAMS certified since 2003. Ken earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware.
James M. Brydges, CAMS
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Jim is a BSA Specialist examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he is responsible for conducting BSA/AML examinations of financial institutions regulated by the Federal Reserve in the First District. In his role as a BSA Specialist examiner, he has conducted numerous BSA/AML exams of various financial institutions ranging from small community banks to large complex banking institutions. He regularly participates in BSA/AML outreach programs sponsored by various regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC
Margaret is a Senior Compliance Officer and the AML Officer at Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon. Margaret is responsible for ensuring the new account opening process complies with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. She also manages the contract negotiation process at Standish liaising with corporate legal counsel. Margaret ran an AML consulting firm providing services to clients throughout Latin America before coming to Standish. Prior to consulting, Margaret was a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance Manager at Banco Santander Puerto Rico and the BSA Compliance Officer at First Bank Puerto Rico. Margaret brings ten years of extensive AML experience to the group and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She has a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and a B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Christopher Calia, CAMS
Chris is the Director of Financial Intelligence and the BSA/AML Officer for Boston Private Financial Holdings (“BPFH”) and Boston Private Bank & Trust Company (“BPBTC”). Chris is responsible for the oversight of the AML, Fraud, and Corporate Security functions of the organization. Prior to joining Boston Private, Chris was an Investigations Analyst with TJX Companies, Inc. and responsible for retail fraud investigations of the east coast market of the A.J. Wright brand. Prior to TJX, Chris was a research analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Correction for which he produced numerous publications on the inmate population and incarceration trends. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.