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The first issue of the ACAMS NOH Chapter Newsletter

We welcome your visit to the newly formed ACAMS Northern Ohio Chapter website!

Our Chapter was launched in September 2014 by an Executive Board comprised of professionals from the AML field in the Northern Ohio region. The Chapter seeks to be a professional resource that can provide support, guidance, training, and peer interaction for industry professionals. Our goal is to promote ACAMS as a platform for career development and professional networking for our local AML community by organizing meetings and events of interest for members and non-members.

The Chapter will offer educational opportunities focusing on region-specific topics of interest and provide an opportunity to have questions answered by AML industry professionals, members of law enforcement, and the regulatory agencies.

In addition, we aim to offer the AML, fraud, and anti-terrorism financing community professional resources, member support, guidance on new regulations, emerging issues, career development related training.

Many of the training and workshop events, hosting subject matter experts, will provide an opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward maintaining CAMS designation.

We believe this is a great value for the $50 annual membership fee.

Upcoming Northern Ohio Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

AML Unplugged

An informal lecture series featuring the world’s top AML experts. An AML “Who’s Who” from the Case Western Reserve University Financial Integrity Institute’s Executive Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity faculty discussing “top of the mind” topics and events of the day, in the casual setting of the Happy Dog Tavern in University Circle.

Speakers

  • Joseph Myers
    Joseph (Jody) Myers is Vice President of BSA/AML Risk Assessment at Western Union, where he leads the company’s global AML risk office. Previously, he was assistant general counsel and head of the Financial Integrity Group in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund, overseeing assessments and technical assistance, providing specialized support to IMF surveillance and program lending missions, and representing the organization at the Financial Action Task Force and the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. Prior to joining the Fund in 2005, he worked on financial crime, corruption and terrorism issues as a director at the National Security Council at the White House, as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, as assistant director and deputy chief counsel of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and in private law practice. Mr. Myers is a graduate of Yale College and Vanderbilt University Law School.
  • Jim Vivenzio
    Mr. Vivenzio is the Senior Counsel for BSA/AML for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington D.C. In this position, Mr. Vivenzio serves in the Chief Counsel’s Office and reports directly to the Deputy Chief Counsel. His areas of practice mainly involve Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance policy and enforcement matters, and operational and fraud risks involving payment systems. Mr. Vivenzio is a member of the Interagency Cybercrime Working Group, the Interagency Payments Fraud Working Group, various Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) Subcommittees, and the FS-ISAC Payments Fraud Working Group. Mr. Vivenzio previously served as the OCC’s Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Counsels and as the Acting Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Operations.

Trade Based Money Laundering

Speaker

  • Dr. John Zdanowicz, Florida International University
    Dr. Zdanowicz is an internationally recognized expert on money laundering and terrorist financing through international trade flows.

AML Unplugged

Speakers

  • Willie A. Maddox, Vice President – Senior Mortgage/Retail Credit Lending Compliance & Risk Manager at Fulton Bank
    Ms. Maddox is Vice President – Senior Mortgage/Retail Credit Lending Compliance & Risk Manager at Fulton Bank, N.A. Previously, she was Vice President, ERM Risk Assessment Manager at Key Bank, where she led the oversight, management, and ad¬ ministration of ERM risk assessments/risk profiles and dashboard production for the corporation. Earlier she was Vice President and Regulatory Compliance Manager, where she was responsible for program and process management within the Key Nation¬ al Bank Major Lines of Business (KNB). Her responsibilities include managing the planning, development, implementation, training, monitoring, reporting, and tracking of compliance procedures and processes related to Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), High Risk Issues/Processes, Risk Assessment, Risk Review Open Issues, Key National Bank Enterprise Compliance, and other regulatory, audit and/or security related requirements. She has an MBA from the University Of Chicago School Of Business.
  • Vikas Agarwal, PwC
    Mr. Agarwal has more than 11 years of financial services, regulatory, and analytics experience. He leads a team that works with Banking, Capital Markets, Asset Management and Insurance clients in implementing analytics and advanced technology solutions related to fraud, anti-money laundering, trade compliance, and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Agarwal served as Global Head of Analytics for the Legal and Audit departments for a large global investment bank. He was responsible for implementing analytics related to litigation issues as well as developing and implementing strategies to uplift the use of data for risk assessments, control testing, and continuous monitoring. He also led Compliance Analytics at a global professional services firm and advised a number of banks in the build-out of surveillance programs and financial intelligence unit (FIU) development.

AML Unplugged

Speakers:

  • Emile van der Does de Willebois
    Mr. van der Does de Willebois is a Global Leader, Financial Market Integrity and Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. He specializes in issues of abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership, and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist pur-poses. At the World Bank’s Financial Market Integrity unit, he was involved in technical assistance (legislative drafting and train-ing) to Eastern Asian Pacific countries on Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT). Previously he worked in private practice specializing in banking and securities law. He started his career at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
  • Jean Pierre Brun
    Mr. Brun is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank. He worked as a Prosecutor and Investigative Judge in France for 12 years. He prosecuted and investigated corruption, fraud, illegal financing of political campaigns, money laundering and orga-nized crime, and worked as an auditor both in the public and the private sector. Mr. Brun was also a Director for Forensic and Fraud investigations at Deloitte Finance in Paris. He joined the World Bank in 2008 as a Financial Sector Specialist, where he works on Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, providing technical assistance and training to investigators, prosecu-tors and judges dealing with financial crime.

AML Unplugged Returns … “MAFI and Financial Crime”

An informal lecture series featuring the world’s top AML experts. An AML “Who’s Who” from the Case Western Reserve University Financial Integrity Institute’s Executive Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity faculty discussing “top of the mind” topics and events of the day, in the casual setting of the Happy Dog Tavern in University Circle.

Speakers:

  • Braddock Stevenson
    Mr. Stevenson is currently the section chief overseeing FinCEN’s investigations of depository institutions for compli- ance with the Bank Secrecy Act. Braddock has been with FinCEN since 2007. Braddock has worked in Bank Secrecy Act enforcement since 2012. He has also worked in FinCEN’s Office of Regulatory Policy. During this tenure, Brad- dock investigated domestic financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act and implemented and interpreted regu- lations on prepaid cards, money services businesses, cross-border transmittals of funds, and currency transaction reports. His responsibilities also included investigating and drafting section 311 actions and representing FinCEN in intra-agency task forces.
  • Katherine Goepp
    Ms. Goepp is the former Senior Policy Counsel, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, Criminal Division, U.S. De- partment of Justice. Since 2005, Ms. Goepp has been first policy counsel and then senior policy counsel there. She has extensive experience with asset forfeiture laws on a national level in their development, their structure, and how they have been applied, as well as how the program administration works and the policy implications both do- mestically and internationally. She has given presentations and training on forfeiture topics for a broad range of au- diences. Ms. Goepp is presently with the US Dept. of the Treasury.

Financial Crimes Redux

Speakers

  • Arvin E. Clar, Special Agent – Major Crimes Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigation Office of Ohio Attorney General
  • Terry Sullivan, Postal Inspector, USPIS

An informal lecture series featuring the world’s top AML experts. An AML “Who’s Who” from the Case Western Reserve University Financial Integrity lnstitute’s Executive Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity faculty discussing “top of the mind” topics and events of the day, in the casual setting of the Happy Dog Tavern in University Circle.

Speakers:

  • Phil Deluca
    Mr. Deluca is Senior Vice President and Director of Compliance Controls at U.S. Bank, and is Adjunct Professor and Senior Fel¬ low of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western, where he teaches courses in preventive measures ands in investiga¬ tions. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he led the AML investigations department of a large global bank where he and his team pio¬ neered the use of issue-based typology driven investigations.
  • Andrea Gacki
    Ms. Gacki is Acting Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Senior Fellow of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western, where she teaches courses relating to national security. Previously, Andrea served as OFAC’s Assistant Director for Licensing from 2010 to 2014. Andrea first joined OFAC in March 2008 as the Senior Sanctions Advisor for Program Policy & Implementation.
  • Sue Eckert
    Ms. Eckert is Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Affairs at Brown University, where she directs projects on UN Targeted Sanctions and Terrorist Financing, and explores cybersecurity governance issues, and Senior Fellow of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western, where she teaches courses relating to national security. She was appointed by President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, responsible for US dual-use export control and sanctions policies.

Northern Ohio Chapter Board of Directors Elections

Speakers:

  • Robert Burch, KeyBank Chief Information Security Officer
    "The Cyber Threat"
  • Adam Kruger, Analyst, Cleveland HIDTA
    "Using social media to catch criminals"

AML Unplugged… (MAFI and Financial Crime)

An informal lecture series featuring the world’s top AML experts. An AML "Who’s Who" from the Case Western Reserve University Financial Integrity Ins$tute’s Execu$ve Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity faculty discussing "top of the mind" topics and events of the day, in the casual se’ng of the Happy Dog Tavern in University Circle.

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Adler
    Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Business Law & Regula"on, and inaugural Associate Director of the Financial Integrity Ins"tute at Case Western, where he teaches courses in environmental, administra"ve and cons"tu"onal law. He has tes"fied before Congress a dozen "mes, and his work has been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2016 study iden"fied Professor Adler as the most-cited legal academic in administra"ve and environmental law under age 50.
  • Forrest Stanley
    Forrest Stanley is Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow of the Financial Integrity Ins"tute at Case Western, where he teaches courses in financial regula"on. He spent 34 years at Key Bank in a variety of posi"ons, the last of which, Deputy General Counsel, he re"red from recently.
  • Richard Gordon
    Richard Gordon is Professor of Law, inaugural Director of the Financial Integrity Ins"tute and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox Interna"onal Law at Case Western, where he teaches courses on financial integrity, banking regula"on, and interna"onal taxa"on. Following the a:acks of September 11, 2001, Gordon served on the select IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and co-led the IMF and World Bank’s involvement in an"-money laundering and terrorism financing, and has par"cipated in FATF 40 compliance assessments in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia.

AML Unplugged…


The Panama Papers — How to Hide a Billion Dollars!

The Panama Papers are one of the largest data leaks in history: 2.6 tera-bytes that include 11.5 million documents from the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Contained within the unprecedented volume of files are a network that expose how some of the global political elite use off-shore bank accounts and shell companies to conceal wealth.

Speaker

  • Richard Gordon, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve Univ. Law school, Inaugural Director of the Financial Integrity Institute
    Richard has served on the IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and co-lead the IMF and World Bank anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing efforts.

AML Unplugged…

An informal lecture series featuring the world’s top AML experts. An AML “Who’s Who” from the Case Western Reserve University Financial Integrity Institute’s Executive Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity faculty discussing “top of the mind” topics and events of the day, in the casual setting of the Happy Dog Tavern in University Circle.

ACAMS AML Unplugged

Speakers

  • Richard Gordon
    Richard Gordon is Professor of Law, inaugural Director of the Financial Integrity Institute and Associate Director of the Freder-ick K. Cox International Law at Case Western, where he teaches courses on financial integrity, banking regulation, and interna-tional taxation. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Gordon served on the select IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and co-led the IMF and World Bank’s involvement in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing, and has participated in FATF 40 compliance assessments in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Juscelino Colares
    Juscelino F. Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden chair in Business Law, inaugural Deputy Director of the Financial Integrity Insti-tute and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Professor Colares teaches courses in civil proce-dure and international business and regulatory law. A Brazilian-born, naturalized citizen of the United States, he is a member of the United States Roster of NAFTA (Chapter 19) Trade Panelists. Professor Colares’s scholarship explores inter-jurisdictional conflicts between national business/regulatory law and international trade. He has served on the editorial board of several academic and professional publications, including Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report.
  • Mike Benza
    Mike Benza is Senior Instructor in Law at Case Western and inaugural associate Director of the Financial Integrity Institute, where he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Death Penalty Issues, the Death Penalty Lab, Federal Prisoner Rights, In-ternational Perspectives on the Death Penalty. Professor Benza also represents death row inmates in state courts and federal habeas proceedings and has litigated capital cases in state trial courts, state appellate and post-conviction courts, and federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Focus on the Cyber Threat

Speaker:

Barry Spencer, Special Agent, FBI Cyber Team


Anatomy of a SAR

Sponsor:


Focus on Human Trafficking

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Featured Speakers:

  • Karen Walsh– Director, Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
    Topic: Human Trafficking – 21st Centry Slavery
  • Ryan Chrysler– Task Force Director, Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force
    Topic: Recent Human Trafficking Prosecutions

The Challenges of Terrorist Financing on into 2016


ACAMS and the Postal Service: Lessons on Financial Crime Challenges


ACAMS Northern Ohio Chapter “Celebrates Mardi Gras”


Recent Money Laundering Prosecutions and emerging Criminal Trends


Northern Ohio ACAMS Chapter Launch

Bill Cloninger

Bill Cloninger, CAMS
KeyBank
Chapter Co-Chair

Bill Cloninger is a Senior Investigator in KeyBank’s AML Investigations Unit, since 2005. This "second career" follows over 20 years of wide ranging banking managerial experience with Wells Fargo Bank, Crocker National Bank, Western States Bankcard Association and Bracton Corporation, a merchant banking and private equity firm owned by the UK clearing Bank, Midland Bank plc. ACAMS honored Bill in 2016 by naming him the "ACAMS Professional of the Month" for April 2016. Outside of banking, Bill is a World and US National record setting hot air balloon pilot and an avid bicycle racer.

Email: Bill.Cloninger@KeyBank.com


Jody Nappier

Jody Nappier, CAMS
Financial Compliance Services, LLC
Chapter Co-Secretary

Jody Nappier is the owner of Financial Compliance Services, LLC, a private company based in Chagrin Falls, OH. She established the business to assist Financial Institutions and Nonbank Financial Institutions in managing their financial risk and satisfying government regulatory requirements.

Before starting her own business, Jody served as a Compliance Officer for a global financial consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio. With her numerous years of experience in the BSA/AML field, she has lent her knowledge to banks ranging from small community establishments to large international institutions.

Jody attended Western Michigan University and Purdue University along with earning her CAMS certification in 2007

Email: jody.nappier@financialcompliacesvs.com


John Moody

John Moody, CAMS
KeyBank, N.A.
Chapter Co-Treasurer

John Moody is a native of the greater Cleveland Ohio area and an accomplished CAMS professional. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron and a CRCM from the Institute of Certified Bankers, Moody’s career covers a wide-banking background.  He specializes in the analysis, creation and maintenance of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing compliance programs that effectively integrate with financial institution business initiatives.

He started his career in 1981, working in various roles at seven different banks.  These banks ranged from small U.S. banks to two large U.S. regional banks.  Moody has been with KeyBank N.A. since April 2005 as BSA officer and vice president.  He is responsible for governing Bank Secrecy Act compliance topics and reports to the chief AML officer.

In addition, he is a founding director of the ACAMS Northern Ohio Chapter and was recently re-elected for another term.  Moody participates in several AML peer call groups.  In his current compliance manager role, Moody draws from various earlier roles, such as branch manager, accountant, compliance officer and senior compliance auditor.  Moody’s outside interests include traveling to the National Parks of the U.S. and Canada, hiking, rafting and canoeing in the Rocky Mountains and other locations as well as reading and watching science fiction.

Email: john.r.moody.iii@keybank.com


Todd Maher

Todd Maher, CAMS
PNC
Communications Committee
Events Committee
Membership Committee

Mr. Todd E. Maher is a Senior AML Investigator with PNC. At PNC, Todd focuses on several case typologies, transactional analysis, fraud detection and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining PNC, Todd was a compliance analyst at Equity Trust Company with a focus on asset reviews, red flag report creation and audit as well as investigations in the self-directed IRA universe. Todd received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Todd has been a member of ACAMS for the past five years and received his CAMS certification in 2012. His passions are his family, cryptocurrencies, alternative investments, geopolitics and economics.

Todd has been a member of ACAMS for the past two years and received his CAMS certification in 2012. His passions are his family, Self-Directed IRAs and alternative investments, geopolitics and economics.

Email: todd.maher@PNC.com


John Goellnitz

John Goellnitz, CAMS
Gabriel Partners
Treasury Committee

John Goellnitz is a Detection & Investigation Associate II at PNC Bank performing case analysis, investigations for potentially suspicious activity, making risk-based suspicious activity recommendations and prepare SARs for AML and Terrorist Financing cases along with preventing overall risk to the bank. Prior to PNC Bank, Mr. Goellnitz worked as a Compliance Specialist/Team Leader at AML RightSource LLC providing his expertise in performing Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR), Currency Transaction Reports (CTR), case investigation, OFAC/FinCEN 314(a) scans and overall quality control. He is also well versed in Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), money service business, audit preparation, report generation and risk rating customers.

Email: jgoellnitz@gabrielpartners.com


Ali Lukungu

Ali Lukungu, CAMS
PNC
Treasury Committee

Ali Lukungu is a Quality Assurance Specialist in the AML Operations group. Prior to joining PNC Bank, he worked for Crowe Horwath LLP in the firm’s External Audit Group and later in the Risk Compliance practice servicing clients in the financial service industry. His multi-disciplinary projects have included AML Risk Assessments, Risk-based Customer Due Diligence, Investigations quality assurance, Transaction monitoring and Investigations, policies and procedures reviews & improvements, and AML Lookbacks.

Ali earned his MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Tiffin University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Email: ali.lukungu@pnc.com


Eniko Csiszer

Eniko Csiszer, CAMS
New York Community Bank
Chapter Co-Treasure

Eniko Csiszer serves as an AML Investigations Senior Associate at NYCB. In her current position she performs case analysis, investigates potentially suspicious activity, makes risk-based suspicious activity recommendations and prepares SARs. Previously, Ms. Csiszer held a similar position at PNC and served as a Quality Control Compliance Specialist over the Enhanced Due Diligence Team at Gabriel Partners LLC, providing quality assessments and mentorship to the EDD Unit.

With sixteen years of experience in the banking and insurance industry, Ms. Csiszer served as an Operations & Controls Specialist for three years in the insurance setting and thirteen years in various areas of the banking industry, including retail banking, operations, lending and compliance.

Ms. Csiszer holds an Applied Business Degree, majoring in Accounting and is fluent in English, Hungarian and Romanian. As of 2013, she is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and currently is a board member for the Northern Ohio ACAMS Chapter, serving as a Treasurer.

Email: ecsiszer@hotmail.com


Frank Meister

Frank Meister, CAMS
Huntington Bank
Chapter Co-Chair

Frank Meister is currently a Group Manager for the Akron location of Huntington Bank’s BSA/ AML Program. Prior to Huntington’s acquisition of FirstMerit Bank, Mr. Meister was the BSA/ AML Officer for FirstMerit. Mr. Meister is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a co-chair of the Northern Ohio ACAMS chapter. He has his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Ashland University and his Bachelors of Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University. He has been a member of Huntington/ FirstMerit for over 20 years. Prior to his role with BSA/ AML matters, he held positions in Project Management and Process Improvement.

Email: Frank.Meister@firstmerit.com


James E. Hixenbaugh

James E. Hixenbaugh, CAMS

Jim is an international BSA-AML Consultant with over 35 years experience in a wide variety of investigative and banking climates. Jim holds a Criminal Justice degree from the University of Cincinnati and graduate work in accountancy and computer science. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department for over 29 years, which included a senior supervisory role in the Northern Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). He has supervised several Federal law enforcement task forces and has been a leader in the evolving field of Bank Secrecy Act – Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Compliance. Jim has 10 years of domestic and international banking experience which have included BSA-AML risk assessments and investigations, BSA-AML audits, Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) audits and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) audits.

Email: fgvinc@yahoo.com


Juscelino F. Colare

Juscelino F. Colares, J.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Juscelino F. Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden chair in Business Law and Deputy Director of Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Masters in Financial Integrity ("MAFI"), a program where leading practitioners in financial integrity regulation and compliance teach alongside top academic experts on the field. MAFI has received the endorsement of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Experts. Prior to joining Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Colares clerked for the Hon. Jean-Louis Debré, Chief Justice of the Conseil constitutionnel (France’s Constitutional Court) (2008-09 term) and was also visiting professor at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. Colares practiced law at Dewey Ballantine LLP in Washington D.C., where he focused on trade litigation, while being part of a team of lawyers and economists who researched and wrote policy papers on the law and economics of money laundering for private clients and the Canadian Department of Justice.

Colares is an expert on the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and its enforcement by U.S. authorities, particularly on criminal prosecutions. A scholar on trade and international business transactions, Colares authored a leading study comparing and contrasting FCPA with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Prior to becoming a trade litigator, Colares, a Brazilian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen obtained his Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Tennessee and law degrees from Universidade de Brasília/Universidade Federal do Ceará and Cornell Law School. He has served on the editorial board of several academic and professional publications, including Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report.

Email: colares@case.edu


Karen Valenti-Huet

Karen Valenti-Huet, CAMS
New York Community Bank

Karen Valenti-Huet is the BSA/AML Manager, Second Vice President for New York Community Bank’s BSA/AML department.  She is responsible day-to-day operations for the Ohio team encompassing, Case review and approval, SAR Quality Control, SAR filing, Customer Identification Program and the 314(b) process.

Her twenty-nine years of banking experience includes her start with Ohio Savings Bank as a float customer service representative, advancing to branch supervisor and manager, loan officer, retail banking manager, operations and compliance manager and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance officer with a solid focus on BSA/AML/OFAC regulations.
She works consistently on staff development and providing mentoring to those individuals with the desire to excel.

Karen received her CAMS certification in 2007.  She also obtained certification with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (CFCS) in 2013.

Email: Karen.Valenti-Huet@mynycb.com


Nancy Pratt

Nancy Pratt
Case Western Reserve University – Financial Integrity Institute

Nancy M. Pratt is the Executive Director of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to joining the Institute at its inception in 2015, Pratt was Director of the Office of Academic Centers and Continuing Legal Education and acted as editorial advisor for the school’s law journals and has been with CWRU for sixteen years. Before that she spent several years as an operations manager for a marina. In addition to working with the Institute, she also runs the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) degree program and is a doctoral candidate writing her dissertation on developing a risk analysis framework for transnational civilian organizations involved in international aid, humanitarian relief and direct conflict resolution. In her free-time she teaches training the trainer workshops on civilian peacemaking including in Israel and in Northern Ireland.

Email: Npk3@case.edu


Brian Sallee

Brian Sallee, CAMS
Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department
Special Assistant to the Sheriff

Brian Sallee is a Special Assistant to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff.  Prior to joining the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department in 2017, Brian C. Sallee was Of Counsel with McCarthy Lebit and is the head of the Financial Compliance practice group. Brian applies his years of experience as a government agent investigating money laundering and organized crime to help banks and businesses, such as car dealerships and jewelers, prevent and work through financial regulations, including money laundering, asset forfeiture and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

Brian is a founding member of the Northern Ohio Chapter of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He is also one of a select group of money laundering expert witnesses used by the United States government.

Outside of the office, Brian teaches classes relating to business and forensic accounting at several colleges and universities. He also regularly presents on topics relating to financial compliance and various conferences and seminars. He uses this experience when educating clients on the law and standards of compliance.

Email: Sams717@sbcglobal.net


Laura Grasha

Laura Grasha, CAMS
PNC
Events Committee

Laura Grasha is the AML Investigations Senior Manager for AML Operations with PNC Bank. Laura has 10 years of AML experience with PNC including BSA/AML investigations, Quality Assurance, OFAC screening, transaction monitoring, and internal training. Laura led investigations and worked with law enforcement on significant Mortgage Fraud, Medicare Fraud, and Ponzi Scheme cases that resulted in criminal indictments. Prior to her role as Investigations Manager, Laura served as an investigative supervisor for PNC’s Cleveland AML Surveillance Operations unit. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Walsh University.

Email: laura.grasha@pnc.com


Thad Gregg, CAMS
KeyBank, N.A.

Email: thad_gregg@keybank.com


BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Board Advisory Committee officials represent sponsor and partner organizations and serve in an ex-offico capacity.

Pamela Anthony

Pamela Anthony, CAMS
KeyBank, N.A.
Board Advisory Committee

As a CFSSP and CAMS professional, Pamela Anthony currently manages the AML Investigation Team at KeyBank. Pamela has 24 years of banking experience, first with Dollar Bank’s fraud department then with KeyBank in both fraud and presently with the AML Team. Prior to her banking career, Pamela worked in retail security management for 20 years. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Business Administration and from Ursuline College with a Master’s of Arts Degree.

Email: Pamela.A.Anthony@Keybank.com


Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore
Notre Dame College – Center for Intelligence Studies

Dr. Gregory Moore is Professor of History, Director of the Center for Intelligence Studies and the Chairperson of the Department of History and Political Science at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio.

He holds a doctorate in American Diplomatic History from Kent State University, and is a graduate of FBI Citizen’s Academy. Dr. Moore has published The War Came to Me: A Story of Hope and Endurance (2009) and numerous articles, including “The History of U.S. Intelligence” in Homeland Security and Intelligence (2010) and “Human Aspects in Intelligence Education” (2015). He is also the editor of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence (2014). From 2012 – 2014 Dr. Moore served as a consultant for the NATO Humint Center of Excellence, in Oradea, Romania, serving as a subject matter expert, team leader and coordinating editor for the COE’s publication, Human Aspects in NATO Military Operations (2014). He conducted briefings for senior NATO military and civilian leadership in Bucharest and Oradea, Romania and at NATO headquarters in Brussels. His latest book, Defining and Defending the Open Door Policy, Theodore Roosevelt and China, 1901-1909, was published by Lexington Books in June 2015.

Email: gmoore@ndc.edu


Laura Grasha

Laura Grasha, CAMS
PNC
Events Committee

Laura Grasha is the AML Investigations Senior Manager for AML Operations with PNC Bank. Laura has 10 years of AML experience with PNC including BSA/AML investigations, Quality Assurance, OFAC screening, transaction monitoring, and internal training. Laura led investigations and worked with law enforcement on significant Mortgage Fraud, Medicare Fraud, and Ponzi Scheme cases that resulted in criminal indictments. Prior to her role as Investigations Manager, Laura served as an investigative supervisor for PNC’s Cleveland AML Surveillance Operations unit. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Walsh University

Email: laura.grasha@pnc.com


Greg Kolocin

Greg Kolocin
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Greg Kolocin is the Compliance Specialist at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. His experience includes both Table Games and VLT (Slot) operations, having opened the Horseshoe Casino as a Table Games Supervisor, Thistledown Racino as a VLT Supervisor, and Hard Rock Rocksino as a VLT Shift Manager. Since 2015, he has worked under the guidance of Compliance Director Kyle Wentz, whose experience spans both the regulatory and operations worlds. Greg also has over thirty years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, from FOH operations to General Manager.

He is a native of western Pennsylvania, and has lived in Ohio for over thirty years, the past twenty of which in Northeast Ohio. He resides in Fairview Park with his wife Christine and his twelve year old son, Ben. In his off time, Greg enjoys traveling and collecting sports memorabilia.

Email: gregory.kolocin@hrrnp.com


Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon
Case Western Reserve University School of Law – Financial Integrity Institute

Richard Gordon teaches courses on financial integrity, banking regulation, and international taxation. Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve, Gordon practiced international tax law in Washington, DC, and later taught courses in tax and corporate governance at the Harvard Law School, where he also served as deputy director of the International Tax Program. After leaving Harvard, Gordon joined the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was senior counsel and senior financial sector expert, and where he worked on sovereign debt restructuring and financial integrity matters.

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Gordon served on the select IMF Task Force on Terrorism Finance and co-led the IMF and World Bank’s involvement in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. He was the principal draftsperson of the preventive measures section of the first compliance assessment methodology for the Financial Action Task Force 40 Recommendations. He has participated in a number of FATF 40 compliance assessments in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia, and has published numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and research studies on anti-money laundering and terrorism as well as scholarly articles and book chapters on taxation.

Email: richard.gordon@case.edu


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Karen Valenti-Huet, CAMS
New York Community Bank

Karen Valenti-Huet is the BSA/AML Manager, Second Vice President for New York Community Bank’s BSA/AML department.  She is responsible day-to-day operations for the Ohio team encompassing, Case review and approval, SAR Quality Control, SAR filing, Customer Identification Program and the 314(b) process.

Her twenty-nine years of banking experience includes her start with Ohio Savings Bank as a float customer service representative, advancing to branch supervisor and manager, loan officer, retail banking manager, operations and compliance manager and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance officer with a solid focus on BSA/AML/OFAC regulations.  She works consistently on staff development and providing mentoring to those individuals with the desire to excel.

Karen received her CAMS certification in 2007.  She also obtained certification with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (CFCS) in 2013.

Email: Karen.Valenti-Huet@mynycb.com