Greater Omaha Chapter

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The Greater Omaha Chapter of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) seeks to advance the knowledge, skills and experience of local AML professionals dedicated to the prevention, detection and reporting of money laundering and other financial crimes within the region, and to educate and promote positive communication between regulators, law enforcement and local financial services professionals.

Greater Omaha ACAMS graciously invites participation of AML professionals from all facets of financial services and related industries, law enforcement and regulatory officials. While headquartered in Omaha, the Greater Omaha chapter hopes to benefit all ACAMS members in Iowa, Kansas, northwest Missouri, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Upcoming Greater Omaha Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Fintech and AI in AML


Human Trafficking Panel


AML Compliance: Transaction Laundering

Speaker

Di Thompson, CAM, JD, CFE, CRCM, SADR, Director, AML Compliance, First Data


Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch


Regulator Speaking Event

Speaker

Ken Kohrs, National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Petrobras Scandal


BSA/AML Officer Panel


CDD Beneficial Ownership Panel


Elder Financial Exploitation


Identifying and Managing Higher Risk Customers

Speaker

Di Thomson, CAMS, JD, CFE, CRCM, CCEP, SADR, and Director of Financial Crimes: Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, First Data Corporation


De-risking & Recent Enforcement Actions


Chapter Launch Networking Event

Congratulations to the 50th ACAMS Chapter—Greater Omaha!


Jason Cadek

Jason Cadek, CAMS, CRCM
Co-Chair
Bank of the West

Jason Cadek, Vice President and Senior Auditor II within the Omaha Inspection Group at Bank of the West is a member of the internal audit function (Inspection Générale) and the BSA/AML audit team responsible for evaluation the bank’s BSA/AML, financial crimes and sanctions programs. Bank of the West (BOW) is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco. BOW operates a network of more than 600 retail, wealth, commercial and business banking offices in 22 states, with over $75 billion in assets. BOW is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a French multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Paris and present in 75 countries across the world.

Before joining Bank of the West in December 2015, Jason spent the majority of his career at First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). Most recently Jason’s role within internal audit at FNBO included leading the annual independent test of the bank’s BSA/AML and OFAC program supported by a co-sourced audit firm along with audits and validation of issues related to consumer compliance obligations. Prior to two years spent with internal audit, Jason was part of the BSA/AML program function, primarily responsible for exam and audit coordination, in addition to enterprise BSA/AML procedures management. Other prior positions within FNBO’s BSA/AML program function included leading a team of customer due diligence analysts and completing internal reviews of BSA/AML program elements. Before joining the BSA/AML function, Jason worked in the Private Banking and Retail business units at FNBO, starting his nearly 12 years in the financial services industry as a bank teller.

Jason earned a bachelor’s of Journalism in Advertising from the University of Nebraska after completing study abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Jason has been a member of the ACAMS organization since May 2012, earning his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in January 2013. Jason is also a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors including the local Ak-sar-ben IIA chapter. Outside his professional life, Jason is a devoted father and husband, advocate of GLBT rights and amateur gardener, genealogist and golfer.

Email: Jason.Cadek@bankofthewest.com


Amy Bracht, CAMS, CRCM
Co-Chair
PayPal

Amy Bracht, CAMS, CRCM, is a Compliance Consultant within Global Operations for PayPal, Inc. In this role, she interfaces with policy partners and advises operational groups on the appropriate and efficient implementation of regulatory compliance standards, focused on consumer protection. Prior to PayPal, she spent five years at First National of Nebraska, the holding company of First National Bank of Omaha, focused on BSA/AML compliance.

Ms. Bracht graduated cum laude from Creighton University in 1998 with a BA in Political Science. Subsequently, she has received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University’s School of Law.

In her free time, she enjoys following politics, traveling the world (she will walk on all 7 continents, halfway there!), karaoke and attending concerts and sporting events (Go Bluejays and GBR!).

Email: abracht@paypal.com


Brandon Seim

Brandon Seim, CAMS
Secretary
Bank of the West

Brandon Seim currently serves as Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer for Bank of the West (BOW) in Omaha, NE. Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco. BOW operates a network of more than 600 retail, wealth, commercial and business banking offices in 22 states, with over $75 billion in assets. BOW is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a French multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Paris and present in 75 countries across the world. Brandon’s current areas of expertise are in BSA/AML/OFAC, deposit servicing, commercial lending, and retail banking compliance.

Prior to joining BOW in May 2016, Brandon was a Regulatory Compliance Auditor with First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). Prior to FNBO he spent 3 years at a community based firm in Central Nebraska serving as the institutions BSA/AML Compliance Officer as well as a Loan Officer. Brandon has a comprehensive background in the banking industry and has held Retail Bank Management, Commercial/Agricultural Lending, and Compliance positions with financial institutions ranging in asset size from $60 million to $1.75 trillion.

Brandon’s BSA/AML/OFAC background includes but is not limited to Program development and implementation, state and federal exam coordination, internal audit, and overall BSA/AML Program management. Additionally, he has also designed and implemented BSA/AML Training programs for internal staff and board members.

Brandon is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2007.

Email: brandon.seim@bankofthewest.com


Eloiza D’Lima

Eloiza D’Lima, CAMS
Treasurer
COR Clearing, LLC

Eloiza D’Lima serves as the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for COR Clearing, LLC (“COR”), a leading independent firm, headquartered in Omaha, NE. COR provides technology, administrative services, and support to Introducing Broker Dealers.

D’Lima’s experience includes overseeing AML risk assessments; customer due diligence; sanction program; and leading various initiatives. She also served as COR’s OFAC Officer and Identity Theft Officer. Prior to joining COR, she served as a Compliance Officer and AML Officer at an international brokerage firm.

Collectively, D’Lima has more than 10 years experience in the brokerage, advisory, and clearing broker industry and holds the series 7, 24, 65 and 99 securities licenses. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist as well as is part of the SIFMA Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Committee.

D’Lima joined ACAMS in 2015 and became a member of GO ACAMS in 2016 when the chapter was first established. She served on the panel discussion addressing the Customer Due Diligence (“CDD”) Rule hosted by GO ACAMS.

D’Lima is a graduate of Texas A&M University located in College Station, TX (Gig ‘em Aggies!) where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She enjoys sports fishing; snowboarding; playing soccer with her family; and volunteering.

Email: eloiza.dlima@corclearing.com


Amy J. Wheeler

Amy J. Wheeler, CAMS, CRCM, CIA
Programming
First National Bank of Omaha

Amy J. Wheeler is Senior Director, Corporate Audit Services for First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). FNBO has locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and South Dakota with a national presence in the credit card industry. Amy manages consumer compliance and BSA/AML/OFAC audits across the enterprise.

Amy served as the BSA/AML Officer for FNBO for 7 years prior to moving to audit. Amy is a former FDIC examiner out of the San Francisco Regional Office and has held compliance, BSA and risk management positions at various community banks in Northern California.

Amy joined ACAMS in 2004 when she received her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), a graduate of the ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. Outside of work, Amy enjoys hobby farming with her husband in the Loess Hills of Iowa, quilting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Email: awheeler@fnni.com


Logan Anderson

Logan Anderson, CAMS
Programming
TD Ameritrade

Logan Anderson leads TD Ameritrade’s AML Strategy Group focusing on continuous improvement of risk assessment, enhanced due diligence, policies and procedures, and AML training. TD Ameritrade offers investing and trading services for more than six million funded client accounts that total more than $650 billion in assets and custodial services for more than 4,500 independent registered investment advisors (RIAs).

Mr. Anderson has been with TD Ameritrade for 12 years, accumulating experience in both introducing and clearing broker processes. Mr. Anderson is an Iowa State University graduate and currently serves on the SIFMA Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Committee.

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Email: Logan.Anderson@tdameritrade.com


Lindsay Hagan

Lindsay Hagan, CAMS
Programming
Bank of the West

Lindsay has over 13 years BSA/AML Compliance experience. Currently, Lindsay is a Sr. Compliance Officer on the BSA Program Team at Bank of the West in Omaha, NE. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Lindsay worked at First National Bank of Omaha where she held multiple BSA/AML roles both in the line of business and Corporate Compliance. Lindsay is a graduate of Creighton University and holds her CAMS. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her nephews and rescue dogs.

Email: Lindsay.Hagan@bankofthewest.com


Amber Carlson

Amber Carlson, CAMS
Programming
TD Ameritrade

Amber Carlson is the Senior Manager of AML Strategy and Investigations at TD Ameritrade. She manages a team of investigators and is responsible for policies/procedures, risk assessments, training and providing subject matter expertise and guidance to business partners. She was tasked with a leading role to ensure successful compliance with FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule. TD Ameritrade offers investing and trading services for more than eleven million funded client accounts that total more than $1.2 trillion in client assets and custodial services for more than 6,000 independent registered investment advisors (RIAs).  Amber holds her Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Prior to TD Ameritrade Amber served as a bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for seven years. She has also worked as an Internal Auditor in both the banking and securities industries. Amber is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Email: Amber.Probst@tdameritrade.com


Emily Sherwin

Emily Sherwin, CAMS, CRCM
Membership
First National Bank of Omaha

Emily is currently a Regulatory Compliance Auditor for First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). FNBO has locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and South Dakota with a national presence in the credit card industry.

Prior to her work at FNBO, Emily was a Senior Compliance Consultant with a private consulting firm where she completed reviews of BSA/AML/OFAC programs primarily for community banks in the Front Range, Great Plains and Texas. She assisted banks to address regulatory actions and enhance their comprehensive BSA/AML programs. Her areas of focus include Compliance Review, Mortgage and Credit Card, in addition to internal audit and issue remediation consulting for BSA/AML functions. Emily sits on the board of Nehawka Bank, an 1895 state chartered bank serving both Cass and Otoe counties of Nebraska.

Emily has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2015. Emily also holds certifications as a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO), and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors including the local Ak-sar-ben IIA chapter. Outside of her professional career, Emily likes anything to do with the lake life and traveling, traveling, traveling.

Email: esherwin@fnni.com


Dawn DeGeorge

Dawn DeGeorge, CAMS
Membership
First National Bank of Omaha

Dawn M. DeGeorge is Director, Financial Crimes Compliance for First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO). FNBO has locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and South Dakota with a national presence in the credit card industry. Dawn oversees the Alerts & Inquiries team responsible for the first level review of potential suspicious activity.

Dawn has worked at FNBO for 16 years, prior to overseeing the Alerts & Inquiries team Dawn was the Know Your Customer Program Director for 5 years. Prior to becoming the Know Your Customer Program Director Dawn was part of the BSA/AML program function for 2 years, primarily responsible for exam and audit coordination, overseeing the Know Your Customer processes for the enterprise and acting as a subject matter expert on all Customer Identification Program and Know Your Customer processes. Dawn has also held responsibilities for BSA/AML Technology functions starting her career in BSA/AML as a Lead Business Analyst responsible for developing suspicious activity monitoring and customer risk rating scenarios within the compliance monitoring system and working closely with the enterprise technology division to develop technical requirements for the compliance management system and front end account opening platforms.

Dawn earned a bachelor’s of Science in Business from Bellevue University. Dawn has been a member of the ACAMS organization since November 2013, earning her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in November 2013. Outside of work, Dawn enjoys running with her golden retriever, reading and traveling.

Email: ddegeorge@fnni.com


Shelly Vandenberg, CAMS, CAFP
Communications
PayPal

Shelly Vandenberg works in PayPal’s Global Financial Crimes Analytics in rule validation. Shelly has worked in financial crime since 2010, previously as a BSA/AML Compliance Officer for a community bank and internationally as an AML Compliance Team Leader. Shelly graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, concentrating in Homeland Security with a minor in Psychology. She completed her master’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2016. Shelly has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2014 and a Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) since 2016.

Email: shvandenberg@paypal.com