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Upcoming Event

  • Due Diligence and Investigations Forum
  • November 6, 2017
  • Presentation: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Networking: 6:00 PM
  • Marina Village Conference Center
    1936 Quivira Way
    San Diego, CA 92109
  • 6 CAMS Credits
  • Non-Chapter Member: $75.00
  • Chapter Member: $50.00
  • Law Enforcement: FREE
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The Chapter’s role is to provide specialized support, guidance and education to BSA/AML/ professionals in the greater San Diego and Baja California area in an effort to create a network of knowledgeable, motivated and proficient BSA/AML experts.

  • Due Diligence and Investigations Forum
  • November 6, 2017
  • Presentation: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Networking: 6:00 PM
  • Marina Village Conference Center
    1936 Quivira Way
    San Diego, CA 92109
  • 6 CAMS Credits
  • Non-Chapter Member: $75.00
  • Chapter Member: $50.00
  • Law Enforcement: FREE

RSVP Here

  1. Upon clicking on the RSVP link, you will be directed to login to the ACAMS Store
  2. Login or Register
  3. Navigate to “Chapter Events”
  4. Locate your event and “Add to Cart”
  5. Proceed to “Checkout”

Due Diligence and Investigations Forum

Speakers

  • Daniel Silva, AUSA
  • Maria A. Alvarez, IRS-CI
  • Cherry Jimenez, IRS-CI
  • Jessica Caballero, Bankers Toolbox

Sponsors


ACAMS San Diego-Baja California Chapter Launch Event

Come join us to celebrate the start of a new ACAMS Chapter regionally focused on the BSA/AML/Title 31 needs of the San Diego and Baja California area. Come enjoy a sip with a hosted happy hour at Paradise Point Hotel & Spa!

Terry Jones

Terry Jones
Chapter Chairman
Banker’s Toolbox

Terry Jones, a seasoned professional serving financial institutions for over 20 years. Terry has been working in the BSA/AML area for the last 18 years. Prior to BSA, Terry worked in Branch Operations.

Terry has worked with Bankers Toolbox, serving various positions as Trainer, Managing Relationships and as a Senior National Risk Manager. Prior to Bankers Toolbox, Terry worked as an Operations Officer and BSA Manager at Rabobank and Valley Independent Bank, Crocker Bank, Imperial Valley National Bank. Terry is experienced in branch operations as well as managing Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering responsibilities.

Terry received her CAMS certification in 2004 and maintains the certification by attending various conferences and training opportunities.

Email: terryj@bankerstoolbox.com


Melissa Triplett

Melissa Triplett, CAMS
Chapter Co-Chairman
Pacific Western Bank

Melissa Triplett is currently the Vice President, Assistant BSA Officer for Pacific Western Bank. She has more than 18 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Melissa has significant experience in AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) laws, regulations, and best practices.

Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, Melissa held the positions of Vice President BSA Officer at California Business Bank and Assistant Vice President BSA Analyst at Seacoast Commerce Bank. Previous to that, Melissa held Operations and Management positions at Union Bank of California and North Island Credit Union. For the last two years Melissa has been the Programming Director for the ACAMS Southern California Chapter. As Programming Director, she identified, developed, and promoted educational and networking programs to industry experts and law enforcement professionals in the AML and CTF fields.

Melissa also serves as the President of the Bankers Toolbox West Coast User Group and played a pivotal role in the group’s implementation. She has been a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2013 and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since March 2014.

Email: mtriplett@pacificwesternbank.com


Karen Geno

Karen Geno, CAMS
Secretary & Treasurer
Geno Management Advisory Services

Karen Geno is the principal/owner of Geno Management Advisory Services, and has consulted and performed audits in lending and operational compliance areas, including BSA, since 1987. She also handles litigation support work, including expert witness testimony, for bank related matters. Prior to 1987, Ms. Geno served as Chief Auditor for a multi-bank holding company in San Diego, and was an FDIC Bank Examiner from 1975 to 1984. Ms. Geno earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia (UVA), an MBA in Finance from National University, and graduated from the Graduate School of Bank Management at UVA. She received her CAMS certification in 2012.

Email: kgeno@prodigy.net


Justin Hardin

Justin Hardin, CAMS
Pala Casino Spa and Resort
Chapter Membership & Communications Director

Justin Hardin is the AML and Compliance Manager for Pala Casino Spa Resort in Northern San Diego County. He has been in Tribal Gaming for 15 years and has been head of AML Compliance at Pala Casino for 5 years. Justin has experience with all aspects of Casino Operations with frontline management experience. He has an expertise in Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money-Laundering, Tribal-State Gaming Compacts, NIGC Minimum Internal Controls Standards (Class II and Class III), Guest Service, Slot Operations, Tribal Internal Controls Standards, Policy and Procedures, Title 26 Compliance, and Project Management. Justin was CAMS certified in 2016. He loves cats but is allergic to cats.

Email: jhardin@palacasino.com


Peter Alvarado

Peter Alvarado
Co-Chapter Membership & Communications Director
San Manuel Casino

Peter is the Casino Compliance Officer for the San Manuel Casino (the “Casino”). Leading a Compliance Department, Peter oversees compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering regulations as well as other federal and state regulatory requirements. Peter brings over 20 years of experience in the investigation and regulatory areas of anti-money laundering, financial crimes and economic sanctions.

Prior to joining the Casino in May 2016, Peter was with Deloitte’s AML and economic sanctions practice. He advised clients on BSA/AML/OFAC matters relating to banks, casinos and money service businesses. He is also the former Deputy Director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), where he provided operational leadership across all the core mission activities relating to compliance, enforcement, policy and financial intelligence. Prior to FinCEN, Peter held numerous senior level positions at the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division. In these positions he directed and oversaw investigations relating to criminal tax violations, money laundering, BSA laws, and related financial crimes.

Peter is a CAMS certified and a licensed attorney (California & Washington, DC). He is also a frequent conference speaker on AML matters, and has published articles on BSA/AML matters.


Natalie Soto

Natalie Soto, CAMS
Seacoast Commerce Bank
Events & Programming Director

Ms. Natalie Soto is presently the Vice President, BSA Officer at Seacoast Commerce Bank headquartered in San Diego, CA. She is also serving as the VP/Treasurer for the Banker’s Toolbox West Coast Regional User Group. Natalie is an active member of the InfraGard Program, San Diego Chapter and California Financial Crimes Investigators Association (CFCIA). Natalie is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since September 2017.

Natalie began her banking career in 2003 at Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to joining Seacoast Commerce Bank, Natalie was the AVP, Assistant BSA Officer at Vibra Bank and also worked at Regents Bank and San Diego Private Bank in BSA/AML Compliance and Operations roles. She has substantial banking experience in retail banking, community banking, border banking, operational and lending compliance, and in BSA/AML/OFAC.

Natalie has been a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2013 and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2014. Natalie joined the Board of the ACAMS Southern California Chapter in 2015 and served as the Communications Director.

Natalie attended San Diego State University where she studied English and Comparative Literature and wrote for the school newspaper, The Daily Aztec.

Email: nsoto@sccombank.com


Maria Alvarez

Maria Alvarez
Co-Events & Programming Director
IRS-CI

Email: maria.alvarez@ci.irs.gov