Delaware Chapter


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Delaware Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Chapter Mission Statement: The mission of the Delaware Chapter of ACAMS is to serve as a unified group of professionals endeavoring to counter the threats of money laundering & financial crime, as well as supporting efforts to comply with relevant laws. The Chapter aims to continually further this cause by mutually supporting each other and the community through networking people together from a vast array of relevant disciplines and experience, as well as providing training and career development opportunities. The Chapter’s Executive Board is comprised of industry professionals from both the private and public sector in and around Delaware – one of the country’s largest populations of compliance and financial crime professionals.

We strive to have the Chapter be an effective and purposeful resource for both aspiring individuals as well as the overall finance-related community. Membership in the Chapter isn’t just about developing yourself or your institution, but about also desiring to collectively serve a greater good. Join Us.

Upcoming Delaware Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Beware the Venezuelan Money Laundering and Sanctions Risk

Rampant corruption in Venezuela, often involving the government of Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle, and the U.S. government’s aggressive targeting of the Maduro administration through the imposition of economic sanctions, have raised the legal and regulatory risks of doing business with Venezuela and its counterparties. To manage these risks, financial institutions must understand the corrupt activities that have given rise to charges of money laundering, the existing sanctions restrictions, and the actions Venezuela has taken to circumvent restrictions and maintain access to the global financial system. Join us for a presentation and discussion of this important topic and learn about the “red flags” that can help manage risks.


  • Carol Beaumier
    Carol Beaumier is a Senior Managing Director at Protiviti in the firm’s Risk and Compliance practice and oversees the firm’s Asia-Pac Financial Services Practice. Prior to joining Protiviti, Carol was a Partner with Arthur Andersen where she led the Global Regulatory Practice; a founding member of The Secura Group and leader of the firm’s Risk Management practice; and a regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. An experienced consultant with more than thirty years of experience, Carol has extensive experience with numerous regulatory issues that affect multiple industries. She is a frequent author and speaker on regulatory and other risk issues.

    For the last several years, Carol has been a regular presenter at the Institute of International Bankers’ BSA/AML/OFAC Training Series. She is also a lecturer at the Boston University School of Law for which she has designed and is teaching an anti-money laundering course in the University’s Certificate in Financial Services Compliance program.

  • Christine Reisman
    Christine Reisman is a Director within Protiviti’s Risk & Compliance practice focused on regulatory matters for financial services institutions. Christine has subject matter expertise in anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance. Christine has performed extensive work with top tier financial institutions to address regulatory enforcement actions and improve AML operations. Christine is a regular contributor to Protiviti’s thought leadership publications. Previously, Christine spent time as Head of Operations at a technology consultancy and at an institutional asset manager as a trading analyst.

Networking Refreshments served at 12:00 p.m.
Presentation 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required!!

JPMorgan Chase – White Clay
200 White Clay Center Drive
Multi-Purpose Room
Newark, DE 19711

Event is Open to all ACAMS JPMC Delaware Chapter members

Learning and Recruiting Event for AML/Financial Crime Professionals

Underground Value Transfer Systems: Hawala to Flying Money

Learning and Recruiting Event for AML / Financial Crime Professionals: Recruiting opportunities with multiple companies at one location – Bring Your Resumes!

Brought to you by the ACAMS Delaware Chapter and Widener University / Delaware Law School

(Books available for purchase and book signing after the presentation!)

Registration is required!!

Event is FREE to all ACAMS Delaware Chapter members, Widener University students, faculty and alumni!


John Cassara
John Cassara spent 26 years working for the government as a covert intelligence officer and was a Treasury Special Agent in both the US Secret Service and US Customs, specializing in investigations involving money laundering, trade fraud and international smuggling. Between 2006-2015, John authored or co-authored four books: Hide and Seek: Intelligence, Law Enforcement and the Stalled War on Terrorist Financing (2006), On the Trail of Terrorist Finance: What Law Enforcement and Intelligence Officers Need to Know (2010), Demons of Gadara (2013) and Trade-Based Money Laundering: The Next Frontier in International Money Laundering Enforcement.

Annual Joint ACFE-ACAMS-FIRMA Philadelphia Seminar

  • AML Update
  • Crypto Crime
  • Human Trafficking Cases
  • AML Compliance Program – how to conduct an effective AML investigation
  • Trade Based Money Laundering – Black Market Peso Exchange
  • More to come

Continental breakfast and full buffet lunch included

ACAMS Delaware Chapter Holiday Social!!

Please join your ACAMS Delaware Chapter Board Members as we celebrate with a Holiday Social!!

Light appetizers will be provided for all who wish to join and all ACAMS members (of any chapter) will receive one (1) drink ticket for a beverage of their choice!

Note: Cash bar is available for those who wish to participate.

Tips for a Successful Cryptocurrency / Financial Crime Investigation

Building on the Cryptocurrency 101 session offered in May, this informative discussion/training event is free to ACAMS members, as well as WilmU students, alumni and faculty. Attendees will earn one hour of ACAMS credit for participating in in the training. Multiple organizations will be in attendance for recruiting purposes, so bring your resumé. Registration is required.

Joshua Marpet is the Chief Operating Officer for Red Lion, LLC
He has performed information security/compliance work for some of the largest companies and agencies in the world, from the Federal Reserve to $40-billion retail firms. He is a subject matter expert in cryptocurrencies and is an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University’s College of Technology. Mr. Marpet earned his B.A. in Psychology, Psycho-Pharmacology, and Statistics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Fall Festival at Lums Pond State Park

Please join us, the ACAMS Delaware chapter, for our second annual Fall Festival at Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, October 13, 2018. All ACAMS members (from ANY chapter) and their immediate family members are welcome.

Lunch: Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, soda and bottled water will be provided by the Chapter. Delaware Chapter Board members will grill up your hot dogs and burgers! Condiments, cups, plates and cutlery will also be provided. The only thing that attendees would need to bring is: BYOB, side dishes, or snacks.

Activities: The Fall Festival will include family-friendly events and activities for all ages – please join us! Lums Pond State Park offers various activities such as Volleyball, Horseshoes, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Playgrounds, Fishing, Boat Rentals. The park even offers Zip Lining (additional cost) for the more adventurous! We will be located at Area 4, Pavillion 4. Click here for Lums Pond State Park homepage.

Please register to ensure an accurate head count. Hope to see you there!

FREE Learning and Recruiting Event for AML/Financial Crime Professionals

Panel Discussion: Cryptocurrency 101: An Introduction to Crypto, bitcoins, definitions and risks related to financial crimes/fraud.

Recruiting opportunities (multiple companies at one location: Bring Your Resumes!

Panel Discussion starts promptly at 6pm


  • Jack Burrus, Research Analyst, Thompson Reuters
    Jack Burrus is a Research Analyst at the Washington DC office of Thompson Reuters. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Miami and an M.A. in International Relations from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. Previously, Jack worked with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Mr. Burrus’ current research involves cryptocurrencies and their intersection with specialized crime types such as narcotics trafficking and money laundering.
  • Steve Lenderman, Fraud Operations Lead, PayPal Business Loans
    Steve Lenderman has been working in the financial crimes sector for nearly 20 years and is currently the Fraud Operations Lead for the PayPal Business Loans. Prior to PayPal, he spent 11 years at Barclaycard US where he oversaw investigations over $25K, internal crimes, bust out/credit abuse, FinCEN Reporting (SARs, 314(a) and 314(b) Compliance). Steve presented at numerous fraud conferences and law enforcement training sessions. Steve earned his Criminal Justice degree from the University of Delaware.
  • Joshua Marpet, COO, Red Lion, LLC
    Joshua Marpet is the Chief Operating Officer of Red Lion, LLC. Mr. Marpet performed Information Security/Compliance work for some of the largest companies and agencies in the world (from the Federal Reserve to $40-billion retail firms). He is a subject matter expert in cryptocurrencies and is an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University (College of Technology). Mr. Marpet obtained his B.A. in Psychology, Psycho-Pharmacology, Statistics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Using Intelligence Products for Combatting Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

There will be a buffet dinner and dessert served. Recruiting opportunities with multiple companies at one location – Bring Your Resumes!


  • Thomas Anastasia – U.S. Treasury Department, (IRS-CI)
    Mr. Anastasia has been a Special Agent with the United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) since May 2004. Mr. Anastasia is currently assigned to the Philadelphia Field Office in Newark, Delaware. He is responsible for investigating possible criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Laws (Title 26, United States Code), The Bank Secrecy Act (Title 31, United States Code), the Money Laundering Control Act (Title 18, United States Code), and related offenses. Additionally, he has experience in analyzing tax returns, books and records, as well as conducting money laundering investigations. During his career as a Special Agent, he has investigated numerous cases involving tax fraud against the United States, as well as drug trafficking/money laundering cases. He has worked drug trafficking/money laundering cases with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Wilmington Resident Office (WRO) in Delaware since 2007. During that time, he has traced the sources of drug proceeds to their countries of origin on several occasions; most specifically to the countries of Afghanistan, Canada, Mexico, and Panama during the course of these aforementioned drug trafficking/money laundering cases. Additionally, he has received numerous local and national awards regarding these cases, and has testified as an expert witness on money laundering at Federal court in the District of Delaware. Mr. Anastasia has a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) and a M.A. in Criminal Justice.
  • Robert M. Brzenchek – All Source International Security, LLC
    Robert M. Brzenchek is the founder and President of All Source International Security, llc and is a Doctoral Candidate in Public Service Leadership and Criminal Justice and holds a Masters in Strategic Intelligence and Terrorism. Mr.Brzenchek has held academic positions and has taught courses in criminal justice, emergency management, unmanned aerial vehicles, and areas within the intelligence community. He has conducted research for varied public and private sectors for over a decade. He pioneered with Michael Penders the International ISO 27k standard development and use of innovative techniques and alternatives to traditional risk assessments. Mr. Brzenchek’s career as a law enforcement officer, military member in the intelligence community, emergency management specialist at both the state and federal levels, UAV instructor, and higher education administrator affords him a unique perspective in the development of policy and procedure. In the public sector, Mr. Brzenchek worked with dozens of national agencies, governments, and international organizations in the use of advanced technologies and information sharing to detect violations of international laws. In the private sector, Mr. Brzenchek has worked with organizations as diverse as DHS, DOD, major corporations, ports, and public utilities on security matters, risk management, policy, and technologies.
  • Jeremiah Daley – The Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    With 39 years of law enforcement experience (25 in municipal policing, and 14 years leading a federal drug-enforcement program in the Delaware Valley region) and more than two decades of supervisory and managerial experience, Jeremiah has a broad range of experience and interests related to controlling substance use & disorders, drug trafficking, money laundering, intelligence analysis and federal grant programs. He is well-versed in drug law, drug control policy, criminal intelligence and information-sharing and trans-national organized crime issues. He is a former Inspector with the Philadelphia Police in their Narcotics Division and the current Executive Director for The Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
  • Jim Erwin – Drug Enforcement Administration
    Mr. Erwin graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1992. In early 1993, he started his law enforcement career as a police officer with the US Park Police in Washington, DC. In late 1995, he was hired as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Since that time, he worked in various domestic and foreign assignments, to include New York, NY, Puerto Rico, Panama, Washington DC and Paraguay. He is currently assigned to the Philadelphia Field Division, where he is a Group Supervisor over the Financial Investigations Team (FIT), targeting the movement of proceeds by narcotics traffickers. In July 2018, Mr. Erwin will transfer to his next assignment as the Country Attaché in London.
  • Ryan Griffith, Board Member, ACAMS Delaware Chapter, AML Investigator, Neumann University’s Intelligence Studies Alumni
  • Jamie Maginnis – Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
    Jamie Maginnis is a Fraud Investigator with over 10 years of diverse experience supporting federal, state, local law enforcement, DOC, FEMA, financial institutions, and law firms with identifying financial irregularities and compiling tangible evidence for complex, multi-faceted criminal activity linked to terrorism, money laundering, drug trafficking, organized crime, white collar crime, high yield securities fraud, public corruption and conspiracy. She is a former Criminal Intelligence Analyst with the Delaware State Police and a current Lead Investigator with the Law Firm Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. She has a master’s Degree in criminal justice and Intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University and is currently an instructor at Neumann University in their Intelligence Studies Program.

  • Data Management Related to Suspicious Activity Detection and Reporting

    Recruiting opportunities with multiple companies at one location – Bring Your Resumes!

    Brought to you by the ACAMS Delaware Chapter, Robert Half, Experis, and Aerotek!


    David McLaughlin, Founder and CEO of QuantaVerse, LLC

    David McLaughlin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of QuantaVerse, LLC. QuantaVerse was founded in 2014 in response to an emerging trend among large global financial services firms who were having to dramatically increase the investment required to prevent customers from conducting financial crimes through their systems.

    QuantaVerse provides advanced, proprietary, data science algorithms that deliver predictive and prescriptive insights about their clients, and their client’s customers.

    International Sanctions Panel, Dinner, and Networking

    Unlike prior events, this one has two unique aspects. First, it is centered around a panel discussion and moderator that are subject matter experts regarding international sanctions compliance. Second, along with unique access to networking opportunities, employers, and sponsors, there will be a full dinner buffet. This event is aimed at offering something of value to everyone of our thousands of contacts and partnering organizations.

    An educational / ACAMS accredited training portion international sanctions compliance with 4 panelists and a moderator. These unique opportunities to get involved in a rare question and answer session with experts.

    Networking and career development opportunities via multiple on-site recruiters and hiring managers in attendance to help start or advance your career in our related fields. It’s also intended as an opportunity for our people to reach out to the sponsors and board of directors for ACAMS (Delaware) with questions, suggestions, or requests for help.

    Food will include assorted appetizers and salad; entrees of pasta primavera, roasted chicken, meatball marinara; desserts of cannolis, cream puffs, eclairs, and italian cookies.


    • Jay Como, Executive Director of Global Client Reference Data, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
      Jay Como is Executive Director of Global Client Reference Data at JP Morgan Chase & Co. In this capacity he manages teams that interface with the Wholesale Bank’s On-boarding and KYC teams managing the Customer Information Program data attributes. Jay was previously head of Client List Screening Level Three Operations managing a firm wide utility supporting PEP and Negative Media programs. In this capacity Jay was also responsible for the screening supplier landscape managing the firm’s BSA AML screening vendors. Prior to JP Morgan Chase & Co., Jay held executive roles at TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, E*Trade Financial, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Jay is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California and has a BS in Marketing. Jay also maintains FINRA Series 7 & 63 Securities Licenses.
    • Daniel Tannebaum, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Crimes Unit and the leader of the Global Financial Services Sanctions Practice
      Daniel Tannebaum : Principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Crimes Unit and the leader of the Global Financial Services Sanctions Practice. Dan provides AML and sanctions regulatory crisis management support to global financial institutions and provides strategic compliance program support. At PwC, Dan has supported numerous global financial institutions as a result of their sanctions violations in the U.S. He’s lead sanctions program remediations for European and Asian financial institutions including the design of target operating models, policies and procedures, and communication strategies. Previously, he served as the Head of Compliance for the Americas and global sanctions at Travelex. Dan was also the OFAC Compliance Coordinator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, received the FBI Director’s Certificate for Exceptional Service, was an instructor at the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and has trained Federal Reserve national supervisory examiners and FDIC examiners on OFAC regulations and policies.
    • Shaswat K. Das, Senior attorney, Hunton & Williams
      Shaswat K. Das : Senior attorney at Hunton & Williams counseling clients on AML and sanctions compliance matters before the SEC, PCAOB, and federal banking regulators. His clients include large financial institutions, community banks, and multi-national manufacturers and distributors. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams LLP, Shas had a long career in US government and quasi-government agencies where he served in numerous senior level positions including Associate Director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Senior Sanctions Advisor at OFAC, and Senior Counsel at the US Securities & Exchange Commission and Federal Reserve Board. Shas also served as the head of the compliance examinations unit at Legg Mason, a global asset management firm.
    • Jesse Spiro, Head of specialized research, Thomson Reuters World-Check
      Jesse Spiro : Head of specialized research for Thomson Reuters World-Check. He oversees a global team of research analysts covering bribery, corruption, and threat finance (terrorism, proliferation, cybercrime, organized crime, smuggling, trafficking). He is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Financial Threats Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Human Trafficking Task Force. He is the author of several reports on supply chain and reputational risk, and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
    • Keith Furst, Data Derivatives
      Keith Furst : Experience in a variety of banks and financial institutions where his focus was on implementing, fine tuning, and validating financial crime systems. He has managed global initiatives composed of cross-functional teams dispersed over the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC). His work has included custom data analytics, resulting in identifying suspicious activity beyond traditional surveillance models. He is skilled at bridging the requirements of risk and compliance with technology, including strategic programs, such as ongoing data validation and quality. Now running his own company, Data Derivatives, his forte relates to transaction monitoring, customer due diligence, sanctions, fraud and market abuse systems.


    Brought to you by ACAMS Delaware Chapter and Widener University School of Law. We are providing this as a FREE event, OPEN TO ALL.

    Please register below for an accurate headcount.

    • 2 ACAMS accredited presentations on Synthetic Fraud and Identity Theft Methodologies, and Cybersecurity and Business e-mail Compromise Schemes.
    • A unique opportunity for a question and answer session with experts. Attendees will be allowed to submit questions to the presenters in advance, as well as during the event.
    • Opportunities to connect with multiple recruiters and hiring managers to help start or advance your career in fighting financial crime.
    • Networking. An opportunity for you to reach out to the sponsors and board of directors for (ACAMS Delaware Chapter) with questions and suggestions.


    • Michael Bantner, Special Agent, FB
      Michael has been an FBI Special Agent for over 22 years. He has an MBA from the Fox School of Business and Management in Temple University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner. He has experience investigating a wide variety of financial crimes from corporate fraud, financial institution fraud, and mortgage fraud to insider trading, stock manipulation schemes, and violent criminal enterprises.
    • Anissa Roney
      Anissa is the Chief Product Development Officer for Turnkey Risk Solutions for 4 years. She has over 20 years of experience in identifying and remediation of First Party Fraud. She is a subject matter expert who helped create Private Label and Risk Platforms and JP Morgan Chase and helped develop one of the first check imaging systems used to mitigate fraud. Anissa has extensive experience in SAS/SQL code development and communicated across analytical and operational areas, implementing successful implementation of complex fraud prevention strategies.
    • Barb Simcox
      Barb is the Director of Investigations and Training for Turnkey Risk Solutions for 3.5 years. She has over 20 years of experience as a fraud and financial crimes investigator. She is a subject matter expert who specializes in First Party Fraud, Bust Out Schemes and Synthetic Identity Theft. Barb has been invited to speak at national conferences about these topics and authored many training sessions for financial services industries and law enforcement.

    ACAMS Delaware Chapter Learning/Employment/Networking Event


    • Dennis M. Lormel
      Dennis M. Lormel is a subject matter expert in the anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud communities. An accomplished speaker routinely engaged to provide training at industry conferences, he frequently participates in media interviews that reach both the U.S. and international markets. After the tragedy of 9/11, he immediately established an investigative organization within the FBI that, within days, identified the funding stream that supported these attacks. In addition to a 31 year career in Government service, he has delivered consulting services to clients since 2004. Under his leadership as president, DML Associates possesses the unique ability to provide credible and actionable financial intelligence in such matters.
    • Matthew Thomas
      Matthew Thomas is a Government Investigative Specialist with Thomson Reuters based in New York. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Matt was a customer of CLEAR at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where he served as a founding member of the International Money Movement Center and Counter-Terrorism Program. At the DA’s Office, Matt used his foreign language skills in Arabic and social network analysis to investigate major white collar crimes ranging from sanctions evasion and fraud to money laundering and terrorism financing. Matt has also spent some time overseas particularly in the Middle East including an internship at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel. Matt holds a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University and M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

    Thirty Years on the Run: How a Bank Robber Laundered His Money

    Dr. Raymond Carr, F.B.I. (retired) will discuss one of his most interesting cases involving a career criminal who robbed banks, laundered the money, and eluded law enforcement for years. He was able to avoid capture by the FBI, State and local police departments, because of his discipline and attention to detail. These same attributes enabled him to open bank accounts, pay taxes and make investments all with proceeds from the fruits of his crimes.

    Come hear about how this criminal disguised the origins of the illegal money he obtained and was able to launder the money making it look as though it was earned through legal sources.

    Employer/Recruiter meetings-attendees can network and interview with local recruiters and financial institutions hiring AML professionals Immediately following the presentation, recruiters and local employers will be on-site for networking and interview opportunities.

    No registration is required for individuals but employers / recruiters / staffing agencies must contact our chapter first via email to have space confirmed for them to setup boothes, workshops, displays, etc.

    Fall Festival

    Please join us, the ACAMS Delaware chapter, for our first annual Fall Festival at Lums Pond State Park on Saturday, October 21, 2017. All ACAMS members (from ANY chapter) and their immediate family members are welcome.

    Lunch: Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, soda and bottled water will be provided by the Chapter. Delaware Chapter Board members will grill up your hot dogs and burgers! Condiments, cups, plates and cutlery will also be provided. The only thing that attendees would need to bring is: BYOB, side dishes, or snacks.

    Activities: The Fall Festival will include family-friendly events and activities such as: Bobbing for Apples, Pumpkin Painting and a Costume Contest! Lums Pond Area 2 (where we will be) offers various activities such as Volleyball, Horseshoes, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Playgrounds, Fishing, Boat Rentals. The park even offers Zip Lining (additional cost) for the more adventurous! Click here for Lums Pond State Park homepage.

    “The Casino Mogul of the Caribbean” and “The Embezzling Best Friend.”

    Please join us at Wilmington University (Pratt Student Center) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 3:30 – 5pm for our next ACAMS Delaware Chapter educational event. Our guest speakers will be Carlo Nastasi and Andrew Grammatikos from the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.

    Case study presentations will be: “The Casino Mogul of the Caribbean” and “The Embezzling Best Friend.”

    PART II of the event will be a networking session between Delaware ACAMS Chapter Board Members and Wilmington University students from 5:30-6:30pm. Wilmington University students will be offered the opportunity to discuss AML Compliance topics and explore job opportunities in this growing field with the ACAMS Delaware Chapter Board Members.

    Event Sponsored by:

    Robert Half


    • Carlo Nastasi, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division
    • Andrew Grammatikos , Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division

    SARs: Tip of the Iceberg


    Dandridge Myles, Executive Director, Chief SAR Officer, JPMorgan Chase

    Sponsored by: Thomson Reuters

    Delaware Chapter Launch

    Announcing the inaugural meeting of the new Delaware Chapter of ACAMS! Please join us at JPMorgan Chase on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 3:30pm to 5:45pm at 200 White Clay Center, Newark, DE 19711. Our guest speaker will be Gene Truono, former Chief Compliance Officer, PayPal. Gene’s topic will be Pre-paid Cards (exact title of his presentation will be provided shortly.) Q&A will be followed by member networking. The meeting is sponsored by Robert Half who will provide refreshments.

    Registration forms to join the new chapter will be available. All ACAMS members are welcome at this meeting – there is no charge to attend this inaugural meeting!


    Gene Truono, former Chief Compliance Officer, PayPal

Marilyn McGowan

Marilyn McGowan
Co- Chairperson
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Since 2013, Marilyn has rejoined JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a vice president working in wealth management, training, and communication. She attained her CAMS certification in September 2014, and was the firm wide contact for ACAMS memberships and CAMS examinations until February 2017. Prior to her return to JP Morgan Chase, Marilyn was a senior manager at the Edcomm Group Banker’s Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. In that role, she taught instructor-led courses in their clients’ offices in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Egypt from 2009 to 2012. From 1995 from 2002, she was a vice president in master trust sales at the State Street Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. Her corporate career had originally began at Chase Manhattan Bank N. A. in New York. Marilyn worked in various departments there including corporate management, international operations and systems, as well as global securities services. After graduating from the City University of New York’s Hunter College with a master of science degree in hearing and language impairment, Marilyn taught for seven years at the School for the Deaf – JHS 47 in New York.

Chris King

Chris King

Currently, Chris is also an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University teaching on-line compliance courses to undergraduate students. He holds both the CAMS and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certifications, earned a master of science degree in economic crime management from Utica College in New York as well as a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Salisbury University in Maryland. Additionally, Chris has been a guest speaker at related industry conferences on topics such as suspicious activity reporting, the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and anti-money laundering compliance programs.

Previously, Chris served as a director and AML officer in the global financial crimes compliance department for PayPal’s two credit businesses as well as components of the US payments business. Additionally, he was a senior manager responsible for developing policies and training for their programs on credit compliance, sanctions screening, suspicious activity reporting, risk assessments and supporting the bank partnerships with the credit businesses. Prior to that, Chris was a vice president in the financial intelligence unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 7 years. He had been responsible for managing detailed AML procedures and training for a large team of investigators and a lead instructor teaching AML-related classes to both new hires and experienced teams. In that role, he frequently interfaced with other managers, bank partners, auditors, and regulators. While employed with MBNA / Bank of America, Chris served in many roles. He was the SAR coordinator for their card business, KYC program, and business lending programs, as well as an AML / BSA team lead and manager handling training and procedure development. 

Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith
CitiGroup N. A.

Ryan is a Vice President, AML Intelligence Officer in CitiGroup’s Global Investigations Unit. In his role, Ryan conducts investigations involving various financial crimes including, but not limited to, Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Trade Based Money Laundering, Corruption/bribery, Organized crime, Human trafficking/smuggling, Black Market Peso Exchange, Senior Public Figure AML issues, Embassy AML issues, High-profile/high-volume SARs and OFAC Sanctions. He has over a decade of experience and expertise in BSA/AML/TF/OFAC/EDD/Fraud/Identity Theft/Fraud Ring Investigations as well as Retail Crime Investigations and Loss Prevention. Additionally, He currently holds a M.S. in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis from Michigan State University, a B.A. in Liberal Studies Concentrating in Criminal Justice with a certificate in Intelligence Studies from Neumann University and is currently pursuing a 2nd M.S. in Accounting with an Emphasis on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection from Neumann University.

Christopher Hance

Christopher Hance
Director of Membership
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Chris is a team leader in JP Morgan Chase’s global compliance operations unit. He has been in the banking industry for close to 20 years, and during the last nine of those, he has followed his passion for the investigations world with JPMorgan Chase. Previously a lead in a credit card investigation and SAR filing group, Chris entered the AML arena in 2013 with a focus on leadership and staff development. He built partnerships across the firm and was part of the startup and build-out of several groups within Global Compliance Operations. His current role as team lead in the law enforcement/subpoena group allows him to guide a team whose role is to interpret legal documents and investigate clients across the firm that are being reviewed by courts and law enforcement. Chris received his CAMS designation in 2014.

Kevin Murphy
Director of Programming
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kevin is a team leader in JP Morgan Chase’s global financial crimes compliance investigations unit. In this role, he is responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting on matters of regulatory and reputational risks. Prior to this role, was a also a team leader in the global compliance operations unit and has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry.

Corrine Reed
Director of Quality Assurance & Charitable Engagement
CitiGroup N. A.

Corrine is currently an assistant vice president within Citigroup’s Financial Intelligence Unit. Her role is primarily focused on managing investigations, SAR filings, and providing AML support to her teammates. Spanning almost 20 years in the banking industry, Corrine has worked within many departments such as teller support, Regulation D filings, accounts payable, and internal audit. The past 8 years have been exclusively within AML, in which she was a team leader within HSBC Bank’s transaction monitoring department. The knowledge gained while at HSBC allowed Corrine many opportunities to train her colleagues, both domestic and abroad. In terms of education, Corrine graduated from Wilmington University with an MBA in organizational leadership and from SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor degree in economics and finance.

Ella Miller

Ella Miller

Ella is a senior vice president and AML manager with HSBC Bank in Delaware. Her role there is focused on managing multiple teams responsible for investigations, SAR filings, and reporting on SAR related metrics about trends and performance enhancement to more senior management. Ella also works with other managers to develop and implement the policies and procedures to focus the investigations on the statutory requirements of identifying suspicious activity rather than mere defensive filings. In her past, Ella held many roles in the banking industry including retail credit cards, merchant funding, and accounting. Ella graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor of science in accounting with a minor in business administration, and had attained her CAMS certification in 2015.