CAMS holds instructor-led CAMS preparation seminars for candidates looking for a classroom-style setting to enhance and improve their AML knowledge and study skills. In order to lead a prep seminar, instructors must meet certain criteria to ensure students are best prepared for the exam. You can trust that all instructors are:

  • CAMS-certified themselves
  • Recognized leaders in the industry
  • Closely involved with ACAMS and its staff

Our expert instructors are a valuable resource for those studying for the exam. They equip candidates with helpful tips for taking the exam, comprehensive information on the core content covered in the exam, and the ability to answer complex questions about the material.

Read on to learn more about our distinguished faculty:

Hussam A. Al-Abed
  • Hussam A. Al-Abed, CAMS

Hussam A.Al-Abed (CAMS) is An Internationally recognized subject matter expert on AMLCFT, Compliance, Banking & Financial & Cyber Crime Risk Management. He has been providing consulting (AML Policies & Procedures Drafting / Vetting) and training services where he applies valuable expertise and insight since 1997 to financial institutions (banks, finance, Investment, money changers, insurance, securities), corporates, government and law enforcement agencies located in MENA –GCC regions: Bahrain, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, Kuwait, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Qatar.

Hussam develops and delivers training courses in the areas of AML/CFT, Compliance, Fraud & Financial Crime Risk Management, Bank Security, Cyber Crimes & Internet Threats against Banks, E – Channels Fraud Prevention, Security and Investigation of Financial Crimes. The courses have been delivered as practical workshops with case study driven scenarios and exams to insure knowledge transfer. Hussam has also been a frequent speaker at ACAMS conferences.


Maleka AliMaleka Ali
  • Maleka Ali, CAMS

  • Bankers Toolbox

Maleka Ali (CAMS) has over 25 years’ experience servicing the financial community. She has been working with Bankers Toolbox as a Risk Management Consultant since October of 2005. Prior to joining Banker’s Toolbox, Maleka worked at several financial institutions in Southern California. Experience includes Operations/BSA management, fraud/risk control, product development, marketing and training along with participation in the creation of two new “denovo” financial institutions and served on task forces for several mergers, acquisitions and system conversions.

She is CAMS certified and has developed and implemented BSA programs along with comprehensive risk assessments at several financial institutions. At Bankers Toolbox, she has trained over 500 financial institutions on BSA/OFAC compliance and how to effectively utilize automated monitoring systems. She has created BSA/OFAC desktop procedures and helped develop products that assist financial institutions and corporations with their compliance to these laws and recommendations.

Maleka was a faculty member on BSA/AML at America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking in Connecticut and has served as a guest speaker and workshop instructor at their National Compliance Conferences. She has also been a guest speaker at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners national conference, as well as at several financial and corporate compliance organizations, addressing the subjects of BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, risk assessment management, fraud and identity theft.

Maleka was a faculty member on BSA/AML at America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking in Connecticut and has served as a guest speaker and workshop instructor at their National Compliance Conferences. She has also been a guest speaker at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners national conference, as well as at several financial and corporate compliance organizations, addressing the subjects of BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, risk assessment management, fraud and identity theft.


Claudia Álvarez Troncoso
  • Claudia Álvarez Troncoso, CAMS

  • Gerente de Cumplimiento
  • Bancamerica

Claudia Álvarez Troncoso (CAMS) abogada graduada de la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra en República Dominicana, con experiencia internacional enfocada en procesos de auditorías legales, transacciones y rendición de opiniones expertas; especialista y consultora en el área de antilavado de activos y cumplimiento regulatorio. Tiene una Maestría en Derecho Empresarial y Legislación Económica; actualmente está cursando la Maestría en Regulación Económica; y tiene un Diplomado en Derecho Bancario. Certificada como Especialista en Anti-Lavado de Activos (CAMS) por la Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS); y Certificada Asociada AML/CA por la Florida International Banker’s Association (FIBA) y la Florida International University. Certificada como Capacitadora en la Prevención y Control del Lavado de Activos por el Programa Hemisférico del GAFIC, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y Superintendencia de Bancos de la República Dominicana. Es responsable de la organización y coordinación de los Congresos Antilavado BANCAMERICA desde el 2010 celebrados en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. Fue responsable de gestionar la aprobación y de implementar la Unidad de Cumplimiento del Banco Central de la República Dominicana en su capacidad de Consultora Técnica de la Consultoría Jurídica de dicha entidad, y a tales fines trabajó con Ernesto López-Villegas, en ese momento Experto Sector Financiero del Departamento de Sistemas Monetarios y Financieros del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), resultando en el Reporte de Asistencia Técnica al BCRD titulado “Creación de una Unidad de Cumplimiento para la Prevención del Lavado de Activos, República Dominicana”.


Jhenny Andrade de Guzmán
  • Jhenny Andrade de Guzmán, CAMS

Jhenny Andrade de Guzmán (CAMS) desde el año 2002, hasta la actualidad, dirige su firma Asesora en Riesgos y Auditora en Seguridad ¨ARASCO¨, firma con la que ha realizado Auditorias y Asesorías en Corporaciones, Petroleras, Instituciones Financieras, tres encuentros latinoamericanos de seguridad y múltiples seminarios con temas puntuales orientados a la Prevención de Pérdidas, como: Técnicas de Entrevista, Investigaciones, Análisis de Riesgos, Prev. De Lavado de Activos autorizados por la Unidad de Análisis Financiero del Ecuador. Principal conferencista de los cursos Experto en Prevención de Lavado de Activos y Financiamiento al Terrorismo impartidos con la firma Arasco desde el año 2003; ha formado a más de 350 Oficiales de Cumplimiento de diferentes entidades Financieras y del Sector Económico Real; obligados hoy por la ley de Prevención de Lavado de Activos del Ecuador a reportar operaciones inusuales e injustificadas. Creadora y Capacitadora en los programas de especialidad como: Matriz de Riesgo Institucional para la Prevención de Lavado de Activos; Matriz de Riesgos por Empleado y por Puesto; Generando –cultura de cumplimiento en el Sistema Asegurador; Prevención de Lavado de Activos para el Sistema Cooperativista.


Judith Assouly
  • Judith Assouly, CAMS

Judith Assouly (CAMS) is an Independent Consultant specialized in advice and training in financial compliance. She’s also an affiliated professor at ESCP Europe – Paris Business School and an associate professor at Sciences po (Masters) in Financial ethics Graduated from ESCP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Paris business school)–Finance program and from EHESS (Equivalent of Social sciences University) where she received a PhD in Sociology. Judith held several positions at HSBC in internal audit, compliance, anti-money laundering, investment banking and market activities.


Samar Baasiri
  • Samar Baasiri, CAMS

  • Head of AML Department
  • BankMed

Samar Baasiri (CAMS) was recently elected by the World Union of Arab Bankers as the Head of Compliance Officers in Lebanon & the MENA region.

With 20 years of banking experience in Canada and Lebanon, Ms. Baasiri is currently the Head of the Compliance Department at BankMed and its subsidiaries in Lebanon. In this role, she is in charge of preparing the bank’s Anti-Money Laundering policies and procedures on a risk-based approach. She also participated in building the AML risk matrix model now used in the bank and implemented Anti-Money Laundering software for the AML unit for monitoring customers and internal accounts. Before arriving at BankMed, Ms. Baasiri served as the head of operations division and trade finance at the United Bank of Lebanon, the customer relations manager at Bank Audi and is the former assistant head of operations & trade finance at HSBC, Canada.

Samar is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has been a member of the ACAMS Advisory Board since 2006. She is also a founding and current member of the AML Committee at the Association of Banks in Lebanon as well as a founding and current member of the Group of Certified Compliance Officers Best Practices Committee for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Samar is a frequent speaker at industry, government and law enforcement conferences on compliance and AML/CFT issues in the MENA region and was recently elected by the World Union of Arab Bankers as the Head of Compliance Officers in Lebanon.


Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra
  • Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra, CAMS

Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra (CAMS) is a senior AML & financial crime professional with over 10 years of practical experience within financial services in the Netherlands, including ABN AMRO, RBS and Amsterdam Trade Bank. She has experience in setting up and leading (global) projects implementing new legislation, improving processes and management controls, writing policies and procedures, executing training on various AML/compliance matters, as well as doing a day job of an AML (Compliance) officer.

In January 2014 Yevgeniya has started her own company, Radosyn, to provide tailor-made compliance training & advisory, in particular, related to understanding and managing compliance risks inherent to Eastern European business. She is a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian.

Yevgeniya holds a law degree from Kyiv University on Trade and Commerce (Ukraine). She is certified member of ACAMS since 2007 and holds ICA International Diploma in Compliance. Yevgeniya is co-founder and Chairperson of ACAMS Netherlands Chapter.


Gladys M. Castellano
  • Gladys M. Castellano, CAMS

  • Gerente BSA
  • Santander

Gladys M. Castellano (CAMS) tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en la banca en diferentes roles gerenciales mayormente en el área de Prevención de Lavado de Dinero y complimiento regulatorio en Puerto Rico. Actualmente trabaja como Gerente de BSA en Banco Santander Puerto Rico supervisando las unidades de detección e investigación de actividad sospechosa (UIF), reportes de transacciones en efectivo y transferencias cablegráficas entre otras responsabilidades. Posee una maestría en Finanzas y ha completado la Escuela Graduada de Cumplimiento Gerencial. En ACAMS ha participado como miembro de distinto task forces y como panelista en las Conferencias de la asociación, siendo también instructora de ACAMS en los seminarios de preparación del examen CAMS en distintos países.


William A. Chapman
  • William A. Chapman, CAMS

  • Director
  • Aub Chapman Consulting Services

Aub Chapman (CAMS) was a career banker with over 42 years of professional experience prior to his retirement.

In his last role at Westpac Banking Corporation, he was responsible for managing a number of functions including Group Fraud Control, Physical Security, Business Continuity Services, Cash and ATM Services as well as managing the group’s compliance with AML/CTF legislation.

Since his retirement, Aub has been consulting in both the public and private sectors, not only in Australia, but also internationally. He specialises in controls against financial crime and management of cash services. His international experience includes assignments for the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, The Eurasian Group on Money Laundering (on behalf of the FSVC), Bank Negara Malaysia, Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia and the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority. He has been a guest speaker at a number of international AML/CTF conferences and international conferences associated with the cash services industry.

Aub is a founding member of the Australasian Chapter, a member of the ACAMS Education Task Force and received the ACAMS AML Professional of the Year award in 2009.


  • David Clark, CAMS

  • Head of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Financial Crime
  • Barclays Wealth

David Clark (CAMS) is the Head of Financial Crime Intelligence & Analysis, Barclays Wealth. David has extensive global financial crime risk mitigation experience within banks and, previously, government customs agencies. He joined Barclays Wealth from ABN AMRO where he held a senior position in their global advisory and analysis team with specific responsibilities for global AML training & communication and Asia advisory. Prior to switching careers to work in Financial Services, his 18-year law enforcement career as a financial investigator & intelligence officer included 7 years in a crown dependent territory. Additionally, Clark worked on the ACAMS’ taskforces to revise the CAMS certification exam and produce the CAMS Online Training.


Martin A. Cunningham
  • Martin A. Cunningham, CAMS

  • Deputy Team Chief
  • United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM)

Martin A. Cunningham (CAMS) is a Deputy Team Chief in the Counter Threat Finance branch of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Mr. Cunningham also serves as Program Manager for SOCOM’s counter threat finance training program and oversees the development of curriculum and training partnerships. Martin frequently provides counter threat finance training on disrupting the financial operations of transnational criminal organizations, drug cartels and terrorist networks, their methods of value transfer, and their global money laundering topographies.

Martin Cunningham is a subject matter expert on countering the financing of terrorism and is a frequently demanded guest speaker on the topic. As an Adjunct Professor with the Joint Special Operations University, he facilitates a counter threat finance course. Martin also serves as a guest lecturer at various institutions to include the Navy War College, the University of South Florida, Georgia State University and the Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

Mr. Cunningham’s background includes a deployment to the Iraq Threat Finance Cell to disrupt Al Qaida-in-Iraq’s financial operations, Senior Counter Threat Finance Analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton, Director of Working Capital Solutions for PrimeRevenue, Inc., Founder and Owner of an income tax preparation firm, and an Intelligence Officer for the United States Navy.


Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Asia
  • ACAMS

Hue Dang (CAMS) is the Head of Asia of ACAMS based in Hong Kong since 2008. She is the Program Chair & Moderator for all ACAMS training events, including the Annual Asia/Pacific AML/CTF Conference, and annual country seminars held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Malaysia. She is a frequent speaker at AML-related conferences around the region and the US. She also conducts the Annual Train-the-Trainer Program to certify ACAMS trainers.

Prior to joining ACAMS, Hue had more than 15 years’ experience in banking and finance. She was previously a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director for Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore and Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial in Hong Kong. Hue holds educational degrees from the US, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to English, she is fluent in French, Vietnamese, and Cantonese Chinese.


Gregory Dellas
  • Gregory Dellas, CAMS

Gregory Dellas (CAMS) currently leads the AML Risk Management team within the International Banking Services Division (IBS) of the Bank of Cyprus, in Nicosia, and acts as the local Compliance Officer. His team is responsible for the on-boarding of high-risk clients, the evaluation of large and complex transactions, as well as the review and approval of existing high-risk client relationships. Also, Gregory is responsible for providing advice, guidance and specialised trainings to management and staff, on AML and regulatory compliance matters.

In the past, Gregory worked with Coopers and Lybrand in Nicosia and held various senior and managerial positions in Cyprus Popular Bank and Bank of Cyprus, in Wealth Management, Compliance and other areas. He is a very experienced Private Banker and led the setup of Private Banking units in the UK and Romania. He also served as the Group Money Laundering Compliance Officer, responsible for the AML function, for Cyprus Popular Bank in Cyprus and all its overseas subsidiaries.

He is CAMS certified, holds a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Lancaster University, in the UK. He is also a full member of ACAMS and a founding member, and currently serves as Chair, of the ACAMS Cyprus Chapter. He also participated as delegate and speaker in various international conferences and webinars. https://cy.linkedin.com/in/dellasgregory


Ross Delston
  • Ross Delston, CAMS

  • Attorney + Expert Witness
  • Washington, DC

Ross Delston (CAMS) is a Washington, DC-based attorney, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and former banking regulator (FDIC) with over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector. Recent engagements include acting as an expert witness on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering issues in two civil fraud cases; conducting three annual independent AML audits of a public company; and reviewing the effectiveness of the anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework of a major offshore financial center (OFC). Ross has also been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 1997 and has participated in the AML assessments of nine OFCs, most recently Saint Vincent (2010). He has also been a consultant to the World Bank on banking issues since 1998.

Ross is the co-author of two law review articles on trade-based money laundering (TBML), terrorist financing and terrorism, both published in the in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law: “Strengthening Our Security: A New International Standard on TBML is Needed Now” (2012) and “Reaching Beyond Banks: How to Target TBML and Terrorist Financing” (2009). He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation (London) and is a Vice Chair of the International AML Committee of the American Bar Association.

Previously, Ross was a Consulting Counsel, IMF (2000 – 2005), specializing in AML/CFT issues; Of Counsel, Jones Day (1991 – 94); Assistant General Counsel, Assisted Acquisitions and Counsel, FDIC (1986 – 91); and Counsel, US Export-Import Bank (1976 – 86). For more information, please see: www.linkedin.com/in/rossdelston.


Simon Dilloway
  • Simon Dilloway BSc (Hons); MSc; CSyp; FSyI

  • Principal
  • Lopham Consultancy

Simon Dilloway had a career of over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police in London. He specialised in the investigation of corruption, financial crime and terrorist financing by the use of financial investigation methods and collection and analysis of financial intelligence. Whilst leading a team in the Special Branch National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU) at New Scotland Yard he used these techniques to great effect in the aftermath of the London bomb attacks of 2005, preparing, after detailed investigation of the crime scene and suspects’ accounts, the definitive report to government on the cost of the attack, how it was funded and by whom. He subsequently led the financial investigation and intelligence gathering operation that led to the arrest and conviction of the terrorists involved in the conspiracy to bring down seven airliners en route to North America.

Since retiring from the police and founding Lopham Consultancy, he provided the complete brand protection and anti-counterfeiting support to international fashion brand Ben Sherman Group. Furthermore, he has assisted the European Commission, Council of Europe and United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime in capacity building missions around the globe. His training on AML and in particular CFT has been well received by law enforcement personnel from Russia, the Balkans, the Middle East (including Iraq) and North Africa, as well as the UK. He has worked with the police and as an international expert in almost 50 countries. He has addressed many international conferences, and presented on terrorist finance to the NATO TF Committee in Brussels. In 2011, he re-wrote the national anti-money investigation and prosecution handbooks for the Republic of Vietnam on behalf of the UNODC. He provides advice to UK Regulated Companies on the AML regimes, and trains their staff. From June 2011 to 30 April 2016 he was a member of the Panel of Experts advising the UN Security Council Libya Sanctions Committee on the assets freeze measures. He is currently coordinating an AML/CFT training project for public institutions in East Africa on behalf of the EU.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Police Studies, an MSc in Criminal Justice and a BTEC level 5 Diploma in Financial Investigation. He is a CAMS, a member of ACAMS (Past Chair of the UK Chapter) and the Institute of Directors, and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP),) and a Fellow (FSyI) and past Director of the UK Security Institute.


Jurgen Egberink
  • Jurgen Egberink, CAMS

  • Head Compliance Risk Management & Awareness
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Since 2015 Jurgen is globally responsible for Compliance Risk Management and Training & Awareness with Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. Prior to this role, he has been working as Group Financial Crime Officer & Head of Compliance Advisory at Zurich Insurance Company, where he managed the development and implementation of global Compliance frameworks (including systems & tools) in Compliance risk areas such as Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption, Trade and Economic Sanctions, Data Protection, Employee Conduct and Business Conduct. Subject matter expertise in those specific areas was further used to set up pragmatic Compliance Monitoring and Reporting as well as providing 2nd line Compliance advice to local and regional Compliance Officers. Prior to joining this multi-national insurance company in 2010, he was Chief Operating Officer within ABN AMRO Compliance, which included programme/project management responsibilities. Since 2005 Jurgen has gained extensive experience in developing and implementing (global) AML-related processes and procedures (screening/monitoring, sanctions-/list management and AML advisory). In 2006 he has been managing Transaction Surveillance Europe, which included off-shoring of operational activities. Jurgen has also worked as a volunteer for FSVC in several Anti-Money Laundering related projects and is currently active as instructor for ACAMS.


Bachir El Nakib
  • Bachir El Nakib, CAMS

  • Founder and CEO
  • Compliance Alert SARL

Industry experience includes the public and private sectors and assignments have seen me working with organisations working in the energy, hospitality, oil & gas, financial services, hospitality, and leisure industries, amongst others. I have an exceptional database of global contacts.

A published author, I have had a number of articles and studies published and have made podcasts appearances in a number of countries as a subject matter specialist and have been commended for my understanding the markets in which I work. I am also a regular guest speaker on the global conference circuit.

My recent professional experience includes the development of expertise in relation to forensic skills, fraud and tax evasion fraud, FATCA compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory compliance and more recently Compliance Alert Blog highlighting cyber-crime in so far as it impacts on the financial services industry and the risks associated with new payment methodologies and mobile banking.


Barry D. Emmert
  • Barry D. Emmert, CAMS

  • Director
  • Standard Chartered Bank

Barry Emmert (CAMS) is a Director and the Regional Head of Policy and Advisory for Standard Chartered Bank- Americas. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering field. Barry has significant experience in AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) laws, regulations and best practices. Previously, Barry was the Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering for Royal Bank of Scotland, MIB Americas business. In this capacity, he was responsible for oversight of the anti-money laundering compliance program for RBS’s banking, markets and wholesale lending businesses.

He has held positions of Vice President of AML Compliance at ABN AMRO Bank and Vice President in the Corporate Anti-Money Laundering Group at JPMorgan Chase Bank. For the last eight years Barry has been an Instructor for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“CAMS”). As an instructor, he teaches classes on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing that prepare students for their certification exam. In addition, Barry has worked in the forensic practice of several big four accounting firms during his career.

Barry also serves in the United States Army National Guard. He is an attorney in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG Officer) and holds the rank of Captain.


Robert A. Goldfinger
  • Robert A. Goldfinger, CAMS

  • President
  • Lormel Goldfinger Global Group LLC

Robert A. Goldfinger (CAMS) is the President of Lormel Goldfinger Global Group LLC. He leads the development of client relationships, partner collaborations as well as providing expert consulting services.

With nearly three decades of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Mr. Goldfinger brings a unique combination of management expertise, operational leadership and marketing across business environments. Mr. Goldfinger has held leadership positions within Fraud/Risk Management area at multiple firms over the years including financial services and technology entities. He has a proven ability to design both operational and technical approaches to enhance Risk, Fraud and Compliance management programs. Mr. Goldfinger’s background within the Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Terrorist Financing, Security and Operational Risk disciplines allow him to view overall risk management operations with a practical risk based approach. Mr. Goldfinger is a retired Law Enforcement Executive having served with the Rochester New York Police Department. During his tenure in Law Enforcement, he held numerous leadership positions including Commanding Officer of Criminal Investigations, Director of Training and Development, Patrol Staff Commanding Officer, Patrol Section Commander and Internal Investigation Command managing use of deadly physical force and corruption and integrity investigations.

Mr. Goldfinger is a Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS). He is Co-Chair of ACAMS Carolinas Chapter, and serves on ACAMS TODAY editorial task force and ACAMS educational task forces. He is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences on organizational efficiency, threat and risk management, fraud and Anti-money Laundering and has been published in a variety of industry periodicals.


  • Jorge Guerrero, Esq., CAMS

  • CEO
  • Optima Compass Group, LLC

Jorge Guerrero (CAMS), is an attorney licensed in the State of New York. Mr. Guerrero has worked in the Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act field since 1996.

In his capacity as an attorney, and as consultant on AML/BSA regulatory matters Mr. Guerrero has represented and served financial institutions and governmental agencies in the United States and abroad in developing, evaluating and implementing anti-money laundering controls.

He was a member of the founding Board of Advisors of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). He was the first president and co-founder of the National Association of Money Transmitters (NMTA). He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences concerning AML/BSA, OFAC, Anti-Terrorism Financing (TF), and other regulatory issues.

Mr. Guerrero has been the lead presenter at training provided to federal regulators at the OCC and the FDIC who wished to become certified as Anti-Money Laundering Specialists through ACAMS.

Mr. Guerrero is the contents author of the leading AML/BSA automated compliance software, the AML Compass, in use by a large number of money transmitters in the US, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The AML Compass was licensed to the Department of Justice to investigate and discover AML violations that resulted in a fine of $25 million against Sigue Corporation, which at that time was the largest such fines issued against money transmitters for AML violations.

Mr. Guerrero has led the review and/or development of compliance programs of diverse financial institutions including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, broker dealers and others in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Guerrero led a team of analysts that participated in the look back reviews of American Express Bank International, which resulted in the discovery of issues that required remediation on the part of the financial institution.

During his tenure as a member of the Compliance Committee of the bank’s Board of Directors, Mr. Guerrero assisted Nova Bank in implementing regulatory controls that allowed the institution to successfully serve Money Service Business clients.


Michael Hannum
  • Michael Hannum, CAMS

  • Global AML /CTF Manager
  • PayPal

Michael Hannum (CAMS) is a Global AML /CTF manager at PayPal. He previously served in United States Military, Law Enforcement and various Banking Fraud and Financial / Securities positions. With a Criminal Justice Masters in Cyber Crime, Michael serves as a Subject Matter Expert towards money laundering trends. During the last 15 plus years Michael has been deeply integrated into multiple lines of compliance and Fraud. Partnering closely with law enforcement, financial institutions and regulatory bodies.

Michael Hannum is recognized for his white papers and articles on Money Laundering typologies and guest speaking events.

Michael Shares a love for regulations and the training, development and growth of combating criminal activities. Michael is co-Chairmen of the Phoenix Association Certified Anti-Money Specialist (ACAMS) chapter.


Dennis M. Lormel
  • Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS

Dennis M. Lormel (CAMS) is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC, a full service investigative consultancy. Mr. Lormel provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes and due diligence. For 28 years, he served as a special agent in the FBI and served as chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Program. There, he formulated, established and directed the FBI’s terrorist financing initiative following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For his visionary contributions, Mr. Lormel received numerous commendations and awards to include the Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Award for Investigative Initiative and the Central Intelligence Agency’s George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism.


  • Angela Mele, CAMS

Angela Mele (CAMS) has 18 years in international financial services experience, having worked at Dundee Leeds Management Services in Bermuda, then at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and most recently with Citi Hedge Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd. (formerly BISYS Hedge Fund Services (Cayman) Limited). Angela left her position as head of the Compliance & Training Division of Citi to take over managing Bodden Compliance & Training Ltd. in December 2007.

Angela is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and is a member of the International Compliance Association (MICA). In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, and a Bachelor of Education from York University, North York, Canada, and is a teacher qualified in the province of Ontario


Ira Morales Mickuna
  • Ira Morales Mickunas, CAMS

  • Managing Director
  • Milersen LLC

Ira Morales Mickunas (CAMS) directs global projects involving AML Independent Evaluations, Consulting and Training to the Company’s client base throughout sectors in Banking, Money Service Business, Securities and Precious Metals, among others. Prior to co-founding Milersen she worked for a Global Risk Mitigating Consulting firm with a focus in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

Ira is a frequent guest speaker in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe on Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Organized Crime and Corruption. She has written articles, collaborated on official publication documents with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and interviewed on money laundering related topics for publications and televised programs. She is a designated Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and serves as a member of ACAMS Money Service Business (MSB) Task Force since July 2010.


Gary Murray
  • Gary Murray, CAMS

  • SVP Global Investigations
  • CitiGroup Inc.

Gary Murray (CAMS) is Senior Vice President, Global Compliance Investigations Unit Citigroup He retired from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2008 as the director of the New York High Intensity Financial Crime Area (HIFCA).The NY HIFCA is a multi-agency financial intelligence unit that was identified in the 2006 FATF United States Mutual Evaluation Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism as “a model for the rest of the country.” As director of the HIFCA, Gary supervised analysts, investigators and support personnel from thirteen law enforcement agencies.

After consulting for several years on BSA / AML issues at various financial institutions in the New York area, Gary joined Citigroup in 2011.


Thomas Nollner
  • Thomas Nollner, CAMS

  • Banking AML/CFT Consultant

Tom Nollner (CAMS) has over 35 years of experience in the banking regulatory field. His experience includes 30 years as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, United States Treasury and 5 years as an international banking consultant. He has a proven track record in assisting financial institutions regarding capital adequacy, asset quality, management issues, earnings concerns, and liquidity. In addition, Tom is a consumer specialist focusing on developing and instituting risk management processes, and in implementing anti-money laundering related programs and policies. Tom has developed and presented numerous training programs focusing on banking issues, to regulatory authorities, government bodies, and the staff of financial institutions in countries in North America, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America. In addition, he has developed banking policies and examination procedures for regulatory authorities, and assisted Financial Intelligence Units and Central Banks with improving existing banking laws and regulations.


Robert Pasley
  • Robert Pasley, CAMS

Robert Pasley (CAMS) was most recently a Senior Vice President in the AML policy area for Bank of America. Prior to that, he served as a contractor for FinCEN, working on policy issues, handling specific cases, and assisting in drafting the final 312 regulation. Before that, he was an Assistant Director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and specialized in the AML area. He is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. His honors thesis at Stonier was on the Consolidation of the Banking Agencies. He has also written on several other topics, including a chapter on the History of the Banking Agencies’ Enforcement Powers, a law review article on the impact of the Double Jeopardy Clause on civil money penalties, a law review article on the tension between privacy rights and anti-money laundering enforcement and a law review article on developments in Bank Secrecy Act enforcement.


Holger-Pauco
  • Holger Pauco-Dirscherl, CAMS

Holger Pauco-Dirscherl (CAMS) is the Head Financial Crime and Director at UBS Deutschland AG acting as Deputy MLRO and Deputy Compliance Officer. He is responsible for the Financial Crime team and the Sanctions team of UBS Deutschland AG. Before this, he was the German Country Compliance Manager/MLRO and Deputy Branch Manager of the two Wells Fargo entities in Frankfurt, Germany. In this position he was responsible for the regulatory set up and the AML framework of both the banking side Wells Fargo Bank International, Frankfurt Branch and the asset management side Wells Fargo Securities International, Frankfurt Branch. He is part of the wider EMEA Financial Crime Risk Management and EMEA Compliance Management.

Before this, he worked for ING-DiBa AG in the AML and Fraud department among others before he joined GenoTec GmbH as an outsourced MLRO for several banks and financial service providers.

Holger is the Co-Chair of the ACAMS Germany Chapter and an AML Certification Instructors for ACAMS. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and holds a MBA degree from the OU Business School.


  • Edward Rodriguez, CAMS

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Diligence Enterprises Inc.

Ed Rodriguez (CAMS) is the principal and founder of EORS Consulting LLC. Prior to forming his own firm, Ed was practice leader of Watkins Meegan LLC, a CPA firm in the DC region, in the area of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Compliance Services. Ed has deep and varied subject matter expertise in AML compliance, having completed a career as a Special Agent with IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) where he conducted and supervised tax and money-laundering investigations for 25 years.

Prior to being assigned to Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OFC), he was a senior analyst in IRS CI HQ in the Financial Crimes Section where he oversaw the IRS CI’s national money laundering program. Reviewed money laundering policy and supported CI’s field offices globally. Strategic analysis reviews were intended to enhance money laundering investigations. Coordinated and trained all the National CI’s 81 Suspicious Activity Review teams (SARs) within all of CI’s Field Offices.

While in New York Field Office (NYFO) as a Supervisor for IRS CI, he presented numerous engagements as an expert in money laundering and BSA enforcement to law enforcement and industry communities. He supervised in the El Dorado Task Force in NYC which involved money laundering and criminal financial investigations. He also supervised the IRS NYFO SAR-Review Team by enforcing BSA statutes such as Title 31. Then finally he supervised in the New York Asset Forfeiture Task Force working on criminal investigations while evaluating the potential to execute the federal asset forfeiture and seizure statutes.


Nancy J. Saur
  • Nancy J. Saur, CAMS, FICA

Nancy Saur (CAMS) has over 35 years’ experience in financial services, with more than 20 years focused in the Caribbean and Latin American region. While living in the Cayman Islands for the past 17 years, Nancy has managed compliance for banks, trust companies, corporate service providers, insurance companies and securities brokers. She founded the Cayman Islands Compliance Association, and in 2004, she and her partners opened the first independent compliance consulting company in Cayman, where, in addition to consulting for institutions such as the above, Nancy consulted for a variety of other financial services businesses including credit unions, MSBs, law firms and insurance and real estate brokers. She currently works for a Private Trust company; prior to making the move this summer, Nancy was head of compliance at an insurance company that provides private placement life insurance, annuities and business insurance. Nancy is a member of the ACAMS Advisory Board, a CAMS Prep Facilitator and has been on the various ACAMS Exam Writing Task Forces over the past 10 years.


Brian Stoeckert
  • Brian Stoeckert, JD, CAMS, CFE

  • Partner
  • Stratis Advisory

Brian is a Managing Partner of Stratis Advisory with more than 15 years of experience in strategy, risk, legal, and compliance serving startups through Fortune 500 companies. He manages an international portfolio of FinTech start-ups, money service businesses, financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and entertainment. Brian has served as an expert in civil and regulatory matters related to anti-money laundering (AML) and digital currency compliance, and international bond swaps. Moreover, he has testified before domestic and foreign governments.

Brian previously co-founded CoinComply, the first risk and compliance solutions provider devoted exclusively to the FinTech and digital currency ecosystem. Prior to CoinComply, he led Booz Allen Hamilton’s west coast strategy and risk practice on advising board of directors, audit and compliance committees, and executive management of global financial institutions under consent orders for AML deficiencies, money service businesses, and international intelligence firms. Moreover, he has served as a guest lecturer at New York University’s Law School and Stern School of Business on AML laws, regulations, and digital currency compliance. Brian is a frequent presenter at international risk and compliance conferences.

Brian is a recipient of Stony Brook University’s 2014 Top 40 Under Forty Award. He serves as a Non-Executive Director for a post-IPO global FinTech firm and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Chairman of the ACAMS Chapter Steering Committee, and an Executive Board member of the award winning ACAMS Northern California Chapter. He received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University.

He can be reached at bstoeckert@stratisadvisory.com, @StratisAdvisory, or 917.554.9903.


Perla Stoeckert
  • Perla Stoeckert, CAMS

  • Head of Compliance North America
  • OzForex Group
  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Perla serves as the Head of Compliance, North America for the OzForex Group, a global provider of online international payment services for consumer and businesses, where she oversees the Risk and Compliance Department for the Group’s operations in the US and Canada.

Previously, Perla served as the Global Head of AML & Sanctions Compliance for Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), a leader in the online foreign exchange industry, including retail and institutional clients with forex, indices and commodities, and dollar index, where she oversaw the AML and Sanctions program for operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Middle East.

Prior to FXCM, she served as Chief Compliance Officer at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange (COMFEX), a market-leading foreign exchange services firm focused on facilitating currency exchange on behalf of domestic and international corporations. As a regulated non-bank financial institution, Perla managed the BSA/AML and OFAC programs in compliance with the National Futures Association (NFA), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and various U.S. state regulators as a money transmitter. She also served as Vice President and BSA Officer for Merchants Bank of California, N.A., where she managed the BSA/AML program for the multi-national retail bank and its Unigram money transmitter service that provides transfers to Mexico and Central and South America.

Perla received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and earned the Advanced Certification in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (UK). Moreover, Perla served as a founding executive board member of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter.


Kevin Sullivan
  • Kevin Sullivan MS, CAMS

  • President
  • The AML Training Academy

Kevin Sullivan (CAMS) retired as an Investigator from the NY State Police after 22 years in law enforcement. Kevin was the state money laundering investigations coordinator assigned to the NY HIFCA El Dorado Task Force in Manhattan. The HIFCA El Dorado Task Force is a multi-agency task force that comprises members from ICE, FBI, Secret Service, US Attorney, NYPD, Manhattan DA and NY State Police The unit specialized in organized crime, narco dollars and terrorist financing. Kevin’s police experience ranges from narcotics to major crimes to money laundering and related financial crimes. Kevin was responsible for case reverse engineering, SAR analysis and review and special projects consisting of developing intelligence on the latest money laundering trends and patterns.


Chuck Taylor
  • Chuck Taylor, CAMS

  • Senior Vice President and BSA Officer
  • Compliance Department, BSA Group
  • City National Bank

Chuck Taylor (CAMS) is Senior Vice President, BSA Officer for City National Bank, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BSA/AML function for City National. He has been in the banking industry since 1992 and the BSA/AML field exclusively since 2003. His resume includes positions with; California National Bank, Bank of America, Pacific Capital Bancorp and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Chuck completed his Juris Doctorate in 2001, received certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2003 with the inaugural class and became a Certified BSA Officer in 2007.


Don Temple
  • Don Temple, CAMS

  • US Postal Service

Donald Temple (CAMS) is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in the areas of currency reporting, money laundering, the detection of suspicious transactions and fraud investigations. He has over 28 years of experience in the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering field. He has extensive hands-on experience in the areas of the Bank Secrecy Act, financial investigations including financial fraud, anti-money laundering, due diligence, and Federal income tax investigations. His experience includes a 26 year career in federal law enforcement as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service where he conducted complex Federal income tax investigations; lead a Financial Investigative Task Force for 16 years; experience with an anti-money laundering software provider; the BSA/AML subject matter expert and director of anti-money laundering investigations for a bank; and a director in the forensic practice of one of the big four accounting firms. He has been a regular speaker at global anti-money laundering conferences. He has also conducted more than 20 ACAMS Exam Prep courses.


Luz María Villafuerte Garcia
  • Luz María Villafuerte Garcia, CAMS

  • Director General Adjunto de Prevención de Operaciones
  • Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores

Luz María Villafuerte Garcia (CAMS) licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Tecnológica de México, cuenta con especialidad en Derecho Administrativo por la Universidad Panamericana y con estudios de maestría en la misma Universidad.

Profesionalmente cuenta con 16 años de experiencia en el sector público, actualmente como Director General Adjunto de Prevención de Operaciones en la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, en donde lleva a cabo actividades de regulación y supervisión a sociedades financieras de objeto múltiple no reguladas, centros cambiarios y transmisores de dinero en materia de prevención de lavado de dinero y financiamiento al terrorismo. Cabe resaltar su desempeño como Directora General Adjunta de Sanciones en la Secretaría de la Función Pública (Órgano Fiscalizador en la Administración Pública Federal), Gerente de Administración Patrimonial en Pemex (Empresa Productiva del Estado) Directora Ejecutiva Jurídica en el Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes del Sector Público (SAE), Directora General Jurídica de Banrural ( Banca de Desarrollo) y su participación en la atención legal, contenciosa y administrativa de los asuntos de diversas entidades financieras como UNICREVA, UNICREF y BNCI.


Peter J Warrack
  • Peter J Warrack, CAMS

  • BMO Financial Group

Peter J Warrack, (CAMS) is currently Director, Risk Intelligence for the Bank of Montreal (BMO). Prior to his current role he built two highly capable AML FIUs at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)and BMO viewed locally as ‘the universities of AML”.

Peter was recruited to Canada by RBC leaving behind a successful career in law enforcement in the UK. In Canada, he successfully built and pioneered RBC’s intelligence –led fraud prevention approach setting the standard for ‘the culture of intelligence’ before specializing in AML.

Since coming to Canada, Peter has been a proponent of joint / law enforcement investigations and actively involved with law enforcement in the legal sharing of information and best practices, which has resulted in numerous arrests and the interdiction of crime.

Peter frequently presents and publishes on subjects including intelligence, fraud and money laundering and is often referred to as a practical academic and thought-leader. Peter’s contribution to the AML industry was recognized by his peers in 2011 when he received the ACAMS Professional of the Year Award.


Peter D. Wild
  • Peter D. Wild, CAMS-Audit

  • Principal
  • Wild AML Solutions

Peter Wild (CAMS-Audit) is an independent consultant in the Anti Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing {AML/TF} and Sanctions field. In consulting engagements he specializes in AML/TF and Sanctions business processes, Independent Testing and Operational and IT Auditing. He is also experienced in the development and presentation of AML Training.

He retired from J.P.Morgan in 2016 as a Senior Manager in the Internal Audit Department. He managed both Information Technology and Operational audits in many areas of the Firm. Starting in 2007, he specialized in managing audits covering all the Corporate AML/TF and Sanctions computer systems and operations.

Upon moving to America from England he became the IT Audit Director for Republic National Bank of New York. Later, he was a Senior IT Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand and then moved to the Melville Corporation as the IT Audit Director and subsequently became their Director of Information Systems Planning.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales {FCA} and a Past President of the New York Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association {ISACA}. He is a Recipient of the Joseph J. Wasserman Award for his outstanding contributions to Information Systems Audit and Security.

He is a founding member of the CAMS Audit Faculty {CAMS Audit}, the Co-Chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter and in 2015 he received the Al Gillum Volunteer of the Year Award from ACAMS. He is also a member of the Honourable Artillery Company of London.