Greater Boston Chapter


Upcoming Greater Boston Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the web page of the Greater Boston Chapter of ACAMS!

Launched in June 2010, the mission of the Greater Boston Chapter is to support the goals of the larger ACAMS organization in providing outstanding learning and training events for career development and professional networking for our community professionals. The Chapter will fulfill this mission by organizing meetings, workshops and events of local interest, where we will present various speakers who are subject matter experts. By joining and participating in the Chapter, you can keep your AML skills up to date in this ever changing environment. The Chapter’s Executive Board is comprised of industry professionals from both the private and public sector in and around the Boston area.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments. We look forward to meeting you at our next event!

Read Board Member Mark Perry’s book review at


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Upcoming Greater Boston Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

AML for Markets: The Paradigm Shift to Contextual Monitoring

The ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion that will explore an exciting new approach to suspicious activity monitoring and risk detection.

Traditional transaction monitoring systems historically haven’t been properly designed for capital markets products or activity, leading to extremely high volumes of false positives and ineffective detection of risks. Join us to learn more about how contextual monitoring can help detect your institution’s specific risks, manage those risks more effectively, and drive down compliance costs.

Hear from Quantexa’s Head of Financial Markets and State Street’s Head of Innovation for AML & Risk.

Light breakfast will be provided and there will be a networking hour immediately following the discussion.


  • Elizabeth Bethoney – Head of Financial Markets, Americas

    Liz leads the design, build, and take-to-market of Quantexa’s AI-powered solutions for the financial markets sectors throughout the Americas region. Prior to joining Quantexa, Liz was with the consulting firm Promontory where she advised financial institutions on designing effective anti-money laundering (AML) programs. Before Promontory, Liz was Global Head of Investigations for State Street Corporation and was responsible for managing all transaction monitoring reviews and investigations. Prior to State Street, Liz spent more than eight years within the U.S. intelligence community—at CIA, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and DEA—where she conducted complex, global money laundering and financial crime investigations and supported U.S. officials and policymakers on identifying, disrupting, and preventing these illicit activities worldwide.
  • Scott Nathan Managing Directo – Head of Innovation for AML & Risk
    State Street Corporation

    Scott has over twenty years of banking and financial crimes risk management experience as a BSA Officer, strategy consultant, intelligence analyst, risk manager, and commercial banker. Currently, Scott and his team at State Street are developing a transformational AML monitoring platform to protect more than $2.7 trillion in assets under management. Prior to State Street, Scott partnered with Accenture to develop a leading Financial Intelligence Utility leveraging new technology, the Amazon (AWS) cloud, and a community of participating financial institutions. Prior to Accenture, Scott was the EVP, BSA Officer at the new BankUnited and a Senior Manager with Deloitte specializing in Financial Intelligence, including anti-money laundering and terrorist financing prevention. Prior to Deloitte, Scott was an AML Risk & Compliance Manager for Bank of America’s Financial Intelligence Unit.

ACAMS Boston Chapter Holiday Party

The event is free for Boston ACAMS Chapter members.

2019-2020 AML Challenges

The ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion that will explore important questions challenging today’s AML professionals.

  • How is artificial intelligence impacting your industry?
  • What will the next generation of bank and payment systems look like?
  • Is your AML program accepting too much risk?

Panelists from Circle, Radius Bank, State Street, and Deutsche Bank will present.

After the discussion, Refinitiv invites all to a networking reception across the street at The Good Life.

The event is free for ACAMS members and non-members.

The ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter Event: Fall Networking Event!

The ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter is pleased to invite all ACAMS members to a fall networking event.

Stop by and enjoy food, drink, and conversations with your fellow members!

Title 31 AML Compliance –What does this mean for a Casino?

The Greater Boston ACAMS chapter invites you to join an interactive panel discussion on AML compliance in the gaming industry. Learn from industry experts on what an AML program looks like in a Casino. Discussion will focus on roles and responsibilities, the threat landscape, and synergies between other financial services disciplines.

Getting there: Plainridge Park Casino is conveniently located off I-495 on Route (1) in Plainville, MA. The event will be held in the Loft within the Racing Building. Parking is available in the garage or via valet. Security is posted at every entrance and available to guide participants to the event.


  • Mark Rosa – Chief Audit Executive, Mohegan Sun
  • Ryan Casey – Regional VP of Finance, Twin River
  • Karen M. McRae – Director of Compliance, MGM Springfield
  • Lisa McKenney- Compliance Manager, Plainridge Park Casino

Beneficial Ownership – A Year in Review

A year has passed since Beneficial Ownership compliance became both a requirement and the fifth pillar of AML programs.

What has gone right and what challenges remain?

Join the Greater Boston ACAMS chapter for an interactive panel discussion of Beneficial Ownership compliance in a post-implementation environment.

The ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter Event: Blockchain Learning Event

Blockchain technology is transforming the way the financial industry thinks about currency transactions.

ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter invites you to be part of the blockchain conversation! Join fellow chapter member to learn more about blockchain technology, due diligence considerations for firms using blockchain, and how blockchain can be leveraged to combat financial crime.

ACAMS Boston Chapter Holiday Party

The Boston ACAMS Chapter Invites You to Our HOLIDAY PARTY

Beneficial Ownership Panel

Many institutions are struggling to navigate the challenging requirements of FinCEN’s new Beneficial Ownership Rule.

ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter invites you to a special event that will assess regulatory expectations, explore best practices, and examine existing strategies from organizations that have successfully developed Beneficial Ownership policies and procedures.

Join fellow chapter members to learn how to prepare before the rule goes into effect.


Emerging Payments Panel

Summer Closeout Networking Night

ACAMS Greater Boston Chapter invites you to a special chapter members only event on Wednesday, September 6.

Come celebrate the final days of summer with great food, drink and camaraderie!

Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking and Finance

Please join Greater Boston ACAMS in partnership with Northeastern University and RDC for a panel discussion on finance in Human Trafficking. In light of increasing concerns about Human Trafficking and calls for innovative responses to the issue, the panel aims to initiate collaboration and novel responses to trafficking. It will explore the pervasiveness of human trafficking from a domestic and global perspective as well as the role Financial Institutions can play in the fight against Human Trafficking. Panelists will include subject matter experts from law enforcement, academia, and the financial sector.



Holiday Party

Special Boston Chapter Event: Trade-Based Money Laundering and Hedge Fund Vulnerabilities

Enhance Your Professional Development with the ACAMS Advanced Certification Programs

Setting Industry Standards and Best Practices for KYC: A History and A Way Forward

Hot Topics Regulator Roundtable

ACAMS Boston Chapter Holiday Party

Special U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Presentation

2nd Annual ACAMS Boston Summer Networking Event

Free Career Panel (Members Only)

Bitcoin Session

1st Annual ACAMS Boston Summer Networking Event!

Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Investigations

FinCEN New SAR Requirements

Kathleen McDevitt Carr

Kathleen McDevitt Carr, CAMS
Bank of America

“Kathleen McDevitt Carr is a Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) Executive at Bank of America (BAC). She has oversight of the financial crimes compliance policy for BAC which includes customer due diligence requirements and local country-level jurisdictional requirements.

Previous experience in GFCC include roles as a Senior Financial Crimes Compliance Manager, providing advice and counsel to the wealth management lines of business, as well as a Senior AML Risk Manager role on the Policy and Program team, leading the implementation of the AML and Economic Sanctions requirements across all lines of business at Bank of America.

Prior to joining GFCC, Ms. Carr served as an Operational Risk Manager in the Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) AML Supervision and Governance department, where she provided guidance to the GWIM lines of business on AML policy and program requirements. She was also responsible for the review and approval of high risk clients at on-boarding.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College, where she majored in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Ms. Carr has been ACAMS certified since 2007″


Jennifer Hollingsworth

Jennifer Hollingsworth, CAMS
Fidelity Investments

Jen is a Senior Investigator in the External Investigations group in Fidelity Investments. She is responsible for conducting AML and fraud investigations. Prior to working at Fidelity Investments, she worked as an Investigator at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, mostly specializing in financial crimes. She is CAMS-certified and earned the Certified Financial Crimes Investigator credential from the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.


Kori Giaquinto

Kori Giaquinto, Esq., CAMS, CFE, PMP
Santander Bank

Kori Giaquinto is Compliance Manager for Loan Operations at Santander Bank. In this role, she is responsible for the creation of a comprehensive regulatory compliance program for the Loan Operations line of business, including International Trade Services (ITS), Mortgage Warehouse, Auto Finance, Dealer Floor Plan and Consumer Lending. Program elements include audit management, regulatory change management, annual regulatory program reviews to ensure adherence to regulations and internal policies and standards, training, and issue management and remediation.

Prior to beginning her career in financial services in 2006, Kori worked as an attorney until she began her AML career at Investors Bank & Trust Company (IBT) as an AML Analyst. In 2007 IBT was acquired by State Street Bank and Trust Company and she remained there until 2014, ultimately becoming an Assistant Vice President, Transfer Agency Compliance. In that role she was responsible for performing Customer Identification, Risk Rating and Enhanced Due Diligence, Transaction Monitoring and Sanction Party Screening. Kori joined Santander in November of 2014 as the AML QA Manager for Technology and Operations, where she was responsible for creating and implementing an AML quality assurance program to ensure that BSA/AML/OFAC processes and controls were functioning properly and in accordance with the bank’s standards and applicable regulations.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law. Kori is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar, a certified fraud examiner, project management professional, and has been CAMS certified since 2007.


Andrea Roller

Andrea Roller, Esq., CAMS, CFE

Andrea Roller is currently a Financial Investigator in the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. In this role, she investigates complex financial crimes, including securities frauds, money laundering, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounts receivable frauds, mortgage frauds, and other financially-motivated frauds. Andrea has testified in many criminal trials regarding fraud schemes and funds tracing. Andrea was previously a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office, focusing on the prosecution of mortgage fraud schemes.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Andrea was a Senior Commissioned Bank Examiner with the FDIC and spent two years investigating the Boston Region’s largest bank fraud and failure case at that time.

Andrea is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Management. Andrea is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).


Kenneth Murphy

Kenneth Murphy, CAMS
State Street Corporation

Ken Murphy has over 30 years of financial services experience, and joined State Street Corporation in October 2015. Ken is the Business Unit AML Officer for several business groups within State Street Corporation.

Prior to State Street Corporation, Ken was a Director of Compliance for Ameriprise/Columbia Management. Ken was the AML officer for Columbia Management, Columbia Funds, Columbia Acorn Funds, and Columbia Management Investment Distributor (Broker/Dealer). Furthermore, Ken was the firm’s privacy officer and identity theft prevention program officer. Prior to joining Columbia Management, Ken was senior vice president, compliance executive for Bank of America, responsible for AML and privacy compliance efforts for Columbia Management, while part of Bank of America.

Prior to Bank of America, Ken was director of compliance at Deutsche Asset Management (“DeAM”), overseeing core compliance functions. Ken was also the AML officer for the DeAM and Scudder Mutual Funds. Prior to DeAM, he worked for John Hancock Signature Services and Prudential Mutual Funds Services, transfer agents for the firm’s respective fund families, and at Paine Webber in their mutual fund operations.

Ken holds FINRA licenses: 6, 7, 26, and 63, and has been ACAMS certified since 2003. Ken earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware.


Mark Perry
Communications Director

Christopher Calia

Christopher Calia, CAMS
Programming Director
Boston Private

Chris is the Director of Financial Intelligence and the BSA/AML Officer for Boston Private Financial Holdings (“BPFH”) and Boston Private Bank & Trust Company (“BPBTC”). Chris is responsible for the oversight of the AML, Fraud, and Corporate Security functions of the organization. Prior to joining Boston Private, Chris was an Investigations Analyst with TJX Companies, Inc. and responsible for retail fraud investigations of the east coast market of the A.J. Wright brand. Prior to TJX, Chris was a research analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Correction for which he produced numerous publications on the inmate population and incarceration trends. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.


Christopher Dick

Christopher Dick
Program Co-Director
CIBC FirstCaribbean

Chris Dick is a member of the firm’s Risk Advisory Services practice. He has over 15 years of experience providing consulting and internal audit services related to operations and regulatory compliance to a number of financial institutions and financial services clients; and serves as a firm designated specialist in Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control compliance.

Chris’s consulting service experience includes management of “look back” investigations, high risk account reviews, transaction monitoring and OFAC system validation, risk assessment, training and compliance program design/implementation including enhanced due diligence and customer risk rating methodologies. Chris has worked with dozens of financial institutions including banks, credit unions, broker/dealers, mutual funds and domestic operations of foreign banks based in Europe, Latin America, Central Asia and East Asia. Chris has worked with clients to develop compliance management systems, perform CFPB readiness evaluations and evaluate compliance programs with respect to the TILA, CARD, FCRA and UDAAP regulations.

Chris served as an interim internal audit manager supervising staff focusing on BSA/AML governance and operations at a bank with $120 billion in assets. He also leads an ongoing engagement with a Fortune 100 financial services firm providing outsourced due diligence and sanctions screening services. Chris has experience training and supervising BSA department staff in the areas of transaction monitoring, customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence investigations. Chris has presented on topics including BSA/AML audit best practices, Compliance Management Systems, AML system validations and BSA regulatory examination preparation to banking industry associations.

Chris also has significant experience with litigation support and forensic investigation engagements for clients in a variety of industries. His past projects include fraud investigations, modeling mass tort liability scenarios, damages analyses, and management and analysis of large, complex claim databases.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors


  • Bachelor of Science in International Economics, Georgetown University


Joan Pilsmaker

Joan Pilsmaker
Membership Co-Director
Encore Boston Harbor

Joan Pilsmaker has held several leadership positions, focusing on AML operations and technical skills leveraging 30 years of Financial Crimes for banking and casino operations. She has supervised investigations both domestically and internationally. Award-winning developer of streamlined processes and innovative tools. She is also the joint holder of a USPATENT (US 8,706,587 B1 Statistical Prioritization and Detection of Potential Financial Crime Events). Joan is currently the AML Manager for Encore Boston Harbor. Her prior experience includes State Street Bank, Bank of America and RBS Citizens.