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  • ACAMS Michigan Chapter Launch Event
  • October 4, 2017
  • Presentation: 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College
    18600 Haggerty Road
    Livonia, MI 48152
  • Price: Free
  • 1 CAMS Credits
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Welcome to the Michigan ACAMS Chapter web page.

Our chapter was launched in 2017 by an Executive Board comprised of anti-money laundering professionals throughout the state of Michigan. The Chapter is committed to assisting ACAMS International in its mission “to advance the professional knowledge, skills, and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of international money laundering” by providing:

  • A forum for collaboration and networking opportunities with local AML professionals and industry experts
  • Educational resources focusing on region-specific topics and areas of concern
  • Training and Workshops with subject matter experts, which may earn continuing education credits for certain events
  • Career/professional development opportunities

Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments.

If you are interested in joining, please click here.

  • ACAMS Michigan Chapter Launch Event
  • October 4, 2017
  • Presentation: 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College
    18600 Haggerty Road
    Livonia, MI 48152
  • Price: Free
  • 1 CAMS Credits

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ACAMS Michigan Chapter Launch Event

The Michigan ACAMS chapter is formally launching our new chapter with its first meeting: a breakfast planned for Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The breakfast will be held at the VisTaTech Center located within Schoolcraft College in Livonia. This event is a great opportunity for networking! Come for the whole event or drop in for as long as you can to meet with chapter leadership, other prospective members, as well as local law enforcement. We hope to see you there!


Craig Money

Craig Money
Chair
Community Financial Credit Union

Craig Money is the BSA Officer and Manager of the Deposit & Payment Risk department for Community Financial Credit Union. The DPR department performs many functions for the credit union including, managing the BSA Compliance program, Fraud Investigation program, along with the fraud/BSA analytics review and garnishment and levy processing. Beyond these core functions, the department also acts as a help desk for branches, performs fraud mitigation training, as well as creates and enhances the credit union’s policies and procedures relating to areas falling under the team’s umbrella.

Before joining CFCU, Craig previously worked for over twelve years at PNC, holding different positions which included those in loss prevention, auditing and AML. This experience led to Craig managing a loss prevention team for the Detroit market of PNC whose responsibilities included the risk oversight/management of: audits, cash counts, compliance, and legal and non-credit loss issues for over 120 branches in the market.

Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Baker College, a Master of Management degree from Walsh College, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Anna Sperling

Anna Sperling
Co-Secretary/Finance
Independent Bank

Anna Sperling is the BSA Officer and Vice President, Financial Investigations Manager for Independent Bank. Anna created the bank’s loss prevention department in 2006, which evolved into a comprehensive financial investigations unit in 2011. Her department’s responsibilities include maintaining the bank’s fraud and BSA/AML programs, as well as overseeing suspicious activity monitoring and managing cross-channel fraud investigations (deposit, loan, debit card, and money laundering). As BSA Officer, Anna is responsible for all aspects of the bank’s BSA/AML & OFAC compliance program, which includes conducting risk assessments, enhancing policies and procedures, and administering AML & fraud monitoring software.

She started her banking career with Standard Federal Bank, (now Bank of America) as a fraud investigator. In this role, she conducted numerous complex financial fraud investigations including ATM fraud, counterfeit check fraud, and internal embezzlement, referring criminal cases to law enforcement for prosecution.

Anna has over fifteen years of banking experience. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


Bart E Jonker

Bart E Jonker
Co-Secretary/Finance
Chemical Bank

Bart Jonker, CRCM, CAMS, serves as AVP / Anti-Money Laundering Manager for Chemical Bank, a $17.4 billion financial institution headquartered in Midland, Michigan. His team conducts suspicious activity investigations, files SARs, and maintains investigation documentation supporting the bank’s High Risk Customer list.

Bart joined Chemical Bank in 2015 with the acquisition of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, a two-bank holding company based in Holland, Michigan, where he was the Risk Management Officer for twelve years. During his 29 year career in banking he has additionally worked for Bank One, Sturgis; Citizens Bank; First of America; National City Bank; and Byron Center State Bank, primarily in regulatory compliance and risk management roles.

Bart graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1987 with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations. He has attended ABA’s National Compliance School and National Graduate Compliance School, and maintains certifications by both ICB (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) and ACAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist). Bart is also former chair of the Michigan Bankers Association Compliance/Audit/Risk Committee, and a founding member of the West Michigan Compliance RoundTable.


Matthew Paulsen

Matthew Paulsen
Programming Director
Flagstar Bank

Matthew Paulsen is the BSA Compliance Officer at Flagstar Bank. He is responsible for enterprise-wide BSA/AML and OFAC compliance at Flagstar Bank including suspicious activity monitoring, customer due diligence, quality assurance, currency transaction reporting, as well as tuning and analytics.

Before Matthew became the BSA Compliance Officer at Flagstar Bank, he managed the BSA/AML Audit team and was responsible for developing and executing against a comprehensive BSA/AML and OFAC audit plan.

Prior to joining Flagstar Bank, Matthew spent time with Crower Horwath where he consulted on a variety of BSA/AML related engagements. In addition, Matthew conducted BSA/AML analysis and investigations while at Comerica Bank.

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Oakland University (Rochester Hills, MI) and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwood University (Troy, MI). Matthew received his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in 2007.

Email: matthew.paulsen@flagstar.com


Gerald Cutler

Gerald Cutler
Co-Programming Director – Events
GM Financial

Gerald is a Senior Audit Manager at GM Financial (GMF) International Operations. He has served in this capacity since 2014. His current duties include providing management oversight of scheduled audits and the communication of results to management. Additionally, he oversees Sarbanes-Oxley independent testing of financial control. Annually, Gerald assists in the development of the organizational risk assessment and audit plan.

Gerald has 16 years internal audit experience including 4 years at a global public accounting firm. He has routinely managed audit teams across multiple countries. Gerald’s skills include engagement planning, budgeting, team management, documentation review, project status reporting, as well communication of the respective findings to audit and client management. Previous to GMF, he has worked in an internal audit capacity at Ally Financial, KPMG, and Comerica Bank. Gerald has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and an MBA. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) in addition to maintaining a CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment) and CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist).


Holly Gregory

Holly Gregory
Co-Programming Director – Speakers
PNC

Holly Gregory has been with PNC Financial Services for 21 years and is currently the AML Risk Manager overseeing employee matters related to AML across the PNC footprint. Before becoming the AML Risk Manager, she held several investigative positions focusing on embezzlement, credit card, merchant, check, loan and home equity fraud.

In 2012 she was fortunate to be asked to assist with the development of a new team within PNC’s AML Compliance department titled Special Inquiry (SPIN). SPIN performs many functions for the bank including investigating and reporting on marijuana related businesses, terrorist activities, negative news, vehicle exporting, employee investigations and tax fraud. SPIN is a subset of the Enterprise SAR Office that also encompasses the SAR Committee.

She earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science in Business Administration, both from Madonna University, and is CAMS certified.


Adam Hermes

Adam Hermes
Co-Membership Director
Comerica Bank

Adam Hermes is an investigator in the Anti-Money Laundering Department of Comerica Bank, a regional bank with 458 banking centers in 5 states. He is responsible for conducting investigations of potential illegal or improper conduct based on referrals from internal and external sources, filing SARs, and supporting the BSA and USA PATROIT Act obligations of the bank. Adam has conducted hundreds of money laundering investigations covering a broad range of financial crimes. Adam has 15 years of experience in the banking industry, having joined Comerica in 2002, and has held positions in both banking centers and BSA/AML compliance.

Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Adam was enlisted in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during conflicts in Kosovo and the Persian Gulf.

Adam earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Kevin Mizzi

Kevin Mizzi
Co-Membership Director
Flagstar Bank

Kevin Mizzi is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and the Lead BSA Auditor for Flagstar Bank. In his role, he leads a BSA/AML audit team that provides the independent testing of the bank’s BSA/AML compliance. He works with the BSA Compliance department and other lines of business to ensure regulatory compliance, evaluate risk mitigation activities, and provide value-added solutions.

Kevin has held various positions and at financial institutions including training and development and call center and branch management. He has developed an extensive knowledge of BSA/AML and fraud best practices, policy and procedural development, process streamlining, and managing regulatory oversight. He has developed training in BSA/AML compliance, fraud detection and mitigation, new hire on-boarding, products/services, security, and customer service.

Kevin has successfully worked with and provided consultancy to institutions in implementing effective internal controls focused on Know Your Customer (KYC), Customer Due Diligence (CDD/EDD), suspicious activity monitoring programs, investigations, regulatory reporting, and integrating automated solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Siena Heights University and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University.


Kristin Pawlowski

Kristin Pawlowski
Co-Communications Director
Rehmann

Kristin is an assurance senior manager in the financial institutions assurance services department of Rehmann and is based in the Troy office. Kristin joined the assurance department of Rehmann in 2010 with over 20 years of experience in the financial institutions industry. Kristin has experience working in bank branches, sales, lending, customer service, operations and underwriting. She has extensive experience with internal audit services for financial institutions including lending, branch operations, anti-money laundering, retail operations, and asset liability management including assessment of interest rate risk and liquidity risk management. Prior to joining Rehmann, Kristin was a senior auditor at Comerica Bank in Detroit.

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Davenport University and a Master of Science in finance from Walsh College. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Asset Liability Management (ALM) Specialist.

Kristin’s professional organizations include: Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Ant Money Laundering Specialists, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inforum, and Michigan Bankers Association.


Sillvinder Gill

Sillvinder Gill
Co-Communications Director
Crowe’s Risk Consulting Services

Silvinder Gill is a senior consultant in Crowe’s Risk Consulting Services practice with more than 20 years of professional experiences with various financial institutions and audit consulting firms.

Silvinder focuses on providing risk management solutions to clients in the Financial Services industry. His experience includes BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance, Fraud risk assessments, and internal and external audits. Recent engagement experiences includes an independent Consent Order validation with a Global Financial Institution, independent model validation of customer transaction monitoring models for multiple Regional Financial Institutions and an independent BSA/AML/OFAC audit for a Regional Financial Institution.

Silvinder has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, along with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. He also has the following certifications: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA).


Sharese Farley

Sharese Farley
Events/Communications/Membership Committee
Comerica Bank

Sharese is an Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Officer with Comerica Bank in the AML Compliance Unit of the Financial Intelligence Department. She has over twelve years of experience in financial crime prevention and the detection and prevention of money laundering.

Sharese holds a BBA in Business Management and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2009.