The ACAMS Greater Philadelphia Chapter seeks to promote ACAMS as a platform for career development and professional networking for its members, by organizing meetings and events of local interest, where we will present speakers from the private sector, the supervisory and regulatory agencies, and from law enforcement. 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 the greater Philadelphia area. The Chapter services ACAMS members, non-members and compliance professional in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region.
Upcoming Greater Philadelphia Chapter learning events will be announced soon.
2017 ACAMS/ACFE/FIRMA Joint Event – Philadelphia
February 28, 20177
Annual Holiday Party
January 26, 2017
Spotting Red Flags of Elder Abuse in your Institution
October 27, 2016
Emerging AML Topics: Beneficial Ownership Roundtable and Panama Papers
July 21, 2016
March 29, 2016
OFAC – Emerging Trends and Changes Throughout 2015
December 10, 2015
2015 – A Year In Review
December 29, 2015
Banking the Medical Marijuana Industry
June 29, 2015
Interactive WHODUNIT event with a twist!
February 11, 2015
AML ABCs for Trade Finance
September 16, 2014
Emerging Trends and Risk in Financial Crimes
June 5, 2014
AML Challenges Around Virtual Currencies
March 6, 2014
End of Year Holiday Social
December 12, 2013
Global AML Challenges: Ownerships PEPs EDD Oh My!
October 24, 2013
Light The Night Walk – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
October 12, 2013
ACAMS Greater Philadelphia – AML Audit Learning Event Sponsored by McGladrey
July 24, 2013
ACAMS Greater Philadelphia Chapter Launch Event
April 18, 2013
Darrin McLaughlin, CAMS
RegulatoryDataCorp, Inc. (RDC)
Mr. McLaughlin isa well-respected expert with extensive experience as an AML Compliance Officerwith several major international financial institutions throughout the courseof his career including Fortis Merchant Bank, Citigroup Investment Bank, the AssetManagement Division of Deutsche Bank and the FixedIncome, Currencies & Commodities Group of Macquarie Holdings USA.Throughout his career he has focused on all aspects of Anti-Money Launderingincluding, policy and procedure, development & implementation, KYC &CIP reviews, conducting Enhanced Due Diligence reviews, Transaction Monitoring,managing remediation projects and coordinating internal/external exams withaudit and/or various regulators. Mr. McLaughlin also served as SeniorFraud Investigator for a major international Insurance company handlinginvestigations of fraud, identity theft and other various white collar crimes. Mr. McLaughlin began his career as a Regulator focusing on allaspects of white collar crime investigations.
Zoya Faynleyb, CAMS, CRCM, DBA
FIS Global – EGRC
Zoya is a senior manager of AML/Sanctions at Enterprise, Governance, Risk and Compliance, the risk management division of FIS. She has almost 20 years of working knowledge and expertise in AML/BSA, global sanctions, consumer compliance and various other areas of banking and financial services, both domestic and international. Her practical experience includes AML and consumer compliance management at Asian Bank in Philadelphia, PA and at Hanover Community Bank in Long Island, NY; organization of de novo Right Bank in Philadelphia; organization and management of CFTC-regulated companies in PA and NJ; and various banking assignments in Odessa, Ukraine. Dr. Faynleyb is an Expert of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (EAG), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). Zoya has earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from California University for her research paper on “niche” banking; and her book Niche and Mainstream Banking throughout the Great Recession is published by Amazon worldwide.
Kathy Wong, CAMS, SSGB
Kathy Wong is the Vice President at TD Bank with responsibility for global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) compliance testing. She manages the TD global AML compliance testing team in the U.S. responsible in independent testing of the AML related controls within TD business units in the U.S. Prior to joining the TD Global AML Compliance, Kathy worked as assistant examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; senior branch manager in the Retail Operations at Commerce Bank, Bank of Mid-Jersey and Bank of America. Kathy holds a BS degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Six-sigma Green Belt.
Ally Financial Inc.
Dennis is the Global SanctionsDirector of the FCIU at Ally Financial Inc., a $176 billion bank holdingcompany. He is responsible for governance, oversight and deployment of theenterprise Sanctions compliance program. He has been with Ally since December2009 and joined the company with a focus to build a fully functioning OFAC andwatch list screening program. Dennis has 29 years of financial services experience.
Prior to joining Ally, Dennis was the Vice President of the Global Financial Institutions and Trade Services Compliance Group at Wells Fargo. He began his banking career with Philadelphia National Bank (PNB) and held a variety of positions throughout his tenure at PNB, Corestates, First Union, Wachovia; now all Wells Fargo. He has extensive Banking Operations, Finance, Accounts Payable and Loan Accounting experience. Dennis holds an MBA from Rosemont College with an emphasis in International Business
Mark E. Wolfrey, CAMS
Jim Gallagher, MS, CAMS, CFE, CPP
Ally Financial Inc.
Jim has more than twenty-six years ofexperience in complex internal investigations, fraud investigations,cyber-crimes, compliance, physical security and law enforcement. Jim has beenwith Ally Financial/GMAC for thirteen years. Prior to working for Ally, he wasa detective with the Philadelphia Police Department. As a detective, heinvestigated financial, property and physical crimes.
Jim holds two Master’s degrees fromSaint Joseph’s University, a Master of Science in Environmental Protection andSafety Management, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Jim also holdsthe Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Fraud Examiner, andthe Certified Protection Professional designations.
Jack DaSilva, CPP, CAMS
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
Jack DaSilva has spent 10 years in the banking security industry. Jack is the Corporate Security & BSA Officer for Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania ($2 billion in assets) in Souderton, PA with 32 branches. He manages the bank’s physical security and fraud investigations. He also implements and administrates all aspects of the BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program by managing BSA staff on job functions including analyzing and establishing controls to mitigate risk, training staff on BSA, and developing various BSA procedures.
Previously, Jack was a Security Specialist at Affinity Federal Credit Union ($2 billion in assets) in Basking Ridge, NJ with 21 branches. For over 7 years he maintained bank security systems involving alarms, cameras, vaults, keys and passwords, trained personnel in various security and fraud topics, performed branch audits, oversaw Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program, investigated various bank frauds and worked with various law enforcement for recovered restitutions.
He moved on to National Penn Bank ($10billion in assets) in Bethlehem, PA as a Lead BSA Investigator with 120branches. He managed the suspicious activity monitoring function by supervisingtwo BSA Investigators, made recommendations for filing of Suspicious ActivityReports (SARs), revised various BSA/AML procedures, and fine-tuned the BSA softwareoutput.
Jack earned a Bachelor of Science inAdministration of Justice from Penn State University in 1995, an AssociateSpecialized Technical Degree in Personal Computers and Network Technology fromAllentown Business School in 2002, and a Master’s Degree in Administration ofScience with a concentration in Global Leadership & Administration, GlobalSecurity & Terrorism Studies, and Emergency Management Administration fromFairleigh Dickinson University in 2011.
Jack is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) serving the roles as both the Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of the Western NJ ASIS Chapter. He also is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) through the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and is the Communications Director of the newly formed Greater Philadelphia ACAMS Chapter. He has served as Secretary of the New Jersey Security Association, a member of the Financial Security Officers of Eastern Pennsylvania (FSOEP), and a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).
Brett P. Steelman, CAMS
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP.
BrettSteelman is a Philadelphia based Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics manager within the Risk Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers,LLP. Brett’s focus is to aid organizations in performing assessments usinganalytical systems and techniques, to build and optimize surveillance systems,and to create meaningful dashboards to provide senior management with neededinformation to properly identify, and focus resources on, their highest riskareas.
Prior to his role at PwC, Brett served as AML Operations Manager at AllyFinancial, Inc., maintaining oversight and governance of compliance operationssupporting Ally’s BSA / AML / OFAC programs.
Brett is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and holds a BA from TheRichard Stockton College of New Jersey as well as an MBA with an internationalperspective from Arcadia University.
Jennifer Stepenosky, CAMS