Greater Phoenix Chapter


Upcoming Greater Phoenix Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS Greater Phoenix Chapter Members:

The Greater Phoenix Chapter has some great opportunities for ACAMS members in good standing to serve on the local ACAMS chapter executive board. These individuals will help serve as local representatives of ACAMS, on a voluntary basis, to further ACAMS’ mission and the value of the CAMS certification by providing local forums to ACAMS members for discussion, networking and training. All board members are strongly encouraged to be CAMS-certified professionals and must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing or related fields. Members of the executive board shall serve for a period of two years, unless otherwise agreed to by ACAMS.

The following positions are currently open (see attachments for descriptions and qualifications):

*will consider co-programming and/or co-communications roles

If you are interested in one of these roles, please send your resume to ACAMS Chapters ( and specify the role for which you would like to be considered no later than April 30, 2018.

A current board member will reach out to interested parties during the month of May.

Welcome to the Greater Phoenix Chapter webpage! Our Chapter formed to provide the anti-money laundering /anti-terrorism financing (collectively AML) community in Arizona with a resource that provides support, guidance, training, and peer interaction for industry professionals.

The Greater Phoenix Chapter will actively support the goals of the international ACAMS association by being the premier AML organization in Arizona. The Chapter will fulfill this mission by:

  • Providing high-quality meetings, workshops, and networking events where members and non-members can build knowledge, enhance skills, and share experiences and expertise.
  • Achieving recognition as an effective resource by promoting sound AML policies, procedures, effective practices, and international standards to the local community including AML professionals, academic institutions, government agencies, financial institutions, and law enforcement.
  • Building strong relationships with other professional organizations in the greater Phoenix region having similar money laundering prevention interests.
  • Responding to the needs of our members that arise from the diversity of AML responsibilities and the constantly changing money laundering methodologies.

We look forward to meeting you… Join Today!

Upcoming Greater Phoenix Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Arizona’s Annual Anti-Money Laundering Forum

Join us for the 6th annual Arizona AML Forum, an event hosted by the ACAMS Phoenix Chapter and DeTECT, the financial crimes task force of IRS- Criminal Investigation’s (CI) Phoenix Field Office. We are fortunate to have CI’s Chief, Don Fort as our keynote speaker, followed by a number of industry experts and investigative case examples to be shared throughout the day. Topics will include nationally coordinated investigations, casinos, high risk customers, the Dark Web, and more.

Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 7:45 am and lunch will also be provided.


Don Fort, Chief – Criminal Investigation, IRS

Holiday Networking Party

Financial Crimes Emerging Trends Conference

Attend the ACAMS Grater Phoenix Financial Crimes Emerging Trends Conference and receive a complementary onsite Lifetouch Photography business photo courtesy of our sponsor AML RightSource.

Networking and Training Event

Please RSVP by June 1st.
Attendance will be limited to 65.

ACAMS Phoenix Chapter One Day Training Event

You are invited to the ACAMS Phoenix Chapter one day training conference on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Planned agenda topics will include industry speakers and investigative case examples that illustrate fraud and money laundering in traditional and non-traditional banking products (virtual currency, stored value cards, etc.).

ACAMS Greater Phoenix Networking Social

Greater Phoenix Chapter Networking Event

ACAMS Phoenix Chapter Training Event

The Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter is proud to co-sponsor the Third Annual Arizona AML Conference

The Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter is proud to co-sponsor the Second Annual Arizona AML Conference

Annual Arizona AML Conference

Financial Behaviours of Active Gamblers

The Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter held a learning event on September 5, 2013. Nearly 40 attendees trekked to the Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale Arizona to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to network with others from financial institutions, financial product service entities, regulatory agencies, casinos, the Phoenix Police Department, the IRS, Homeland Security, and other businesses. An overview of Chapter membership benefits was presented by Chapter Co-Chair Hemant Mirchandani.

A presentation was made by Michael Webb, CAMS/CPA, BSA/Tax Controller for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort and Casino on Financial Behaviors of Active Gamblers. The presentation included a description of BSA/AML investigations as they pertain to casinos. Investigative processes are different than those used by financial institutions due to frequent lack of specific information on transactors. The presentation covered ways of identifying cash depositors transacting substantial cash while making claims of gambling winnings and types of activity tracked by casinos. Mike also included a case study of an investigation that lasted approximately 12 months.

Thank you to Talking Stick Resort and Casino for hosting this event and to all those who attended!

Effective Financial Investigations

Writing Quality SARs in the Electronic Age

On March 5, 2013, ACAMS brought its first live, full-day seminar to Phoenix, jointly sponsored by the Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter. Twenty-nine attendees from six different states had the opportunity to hear speakers from financial institutions and the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) division. Presentations covered expectations of law enforcement, examiners, and senior management as well as real-life fraud scenarios with recordings of bank call centers. Attendees were divided into five groups, each with a separate ‘fact’ sheet, to discuss and create Suspicious Activity Reports on the transactions/activity provided. The IRS CI, both of whom are members of the Phoenix SARs Task Force, reviewed the SARs and provided feedback on the narratives.

Attendees were from a variety of financial industries, including banks; casinos; credit unions; money services businesses; and insurance companies from multiple different states. The diversity led to discussions of varying fraud and unusual activity seen within each industry. Real world experiences were also shared by the presenters, from financial institution and law enforcement perspectives.

The seminar was hosted by Silicon Valley Bank in Tempe, AZ and attended by several national and Chapter ACAMS members.

Kyle Schultz

Kyle Schultz, CAMS

Kyle Schultz has over 5 years of experience at Bank of America through Financial Center Management, CIP/KYC, Enhanced Due Diligence and is currently an AML Business Control and Risk Management professional supporting the AML Operations program. Kyle is CAMS certified and earned a Bachelors in Business Management from St. Cloud State University.


Jo-Ann Humphrey

Jo-Ann M Humphrey, CPA, CGFM, CAMS
Secretary/Financial Director

Jo-Ann has built her career around service and has served her country in the Persian Gulf War, communities in her work for government, and businesses, families and individuals in her private CPA practice. For over 20 years, she has been dedicated to making a positive difference in communities as a CFO/Senior Financial Manager in various governmental roles while simultaneously running her own CPA practice dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses flourish. In her private practice, she has worked in compliance, forensic financial analysis, and assisting businesses with the detection and prevention of financial crimes. She has experienced a truly amazing career in Ohio but the best part of her career is yet to come here in Arizona! In expanding on her past, she is now focused on enhancing and helping individuals, businesses, and governmental entities identify issues, gaps and opportunities in planning and to serve as the catalyst that moves their plan to the next level in her role with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Jo-Ann earned her Bachelor in Accounting and Masters in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Sports Ministry from Malone University in Canton OH.


Jennifer McGinn

Jennifer McGinn, CAMS, CRCM
Membership Director

Jennifer McGinn oversees enterprise-wide administration for Wells Fargo’s financial crimes program. Her primary areas of responsibility include managing operational risk reporting for the program, overseeing the audit and exam liaison function, directing the BSA/AML/sanctions risk assessment process, and managing a second line of defense testing team. Jennifer has more than 25 years in the industry, including experience in bank supervision and compliance management. Prior to joining Financial Crimes Risk Management, Jennifer served as an Audit Director at Wells Fargo leading dedicated compliance and BSA/AML/sanctions teams. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.