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Upcoming Tennessee chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS Middle Tennessee Chapter seeks to create a community of dedicated AML/CTF experts by developing and strengthening relationships among local financial crime professionals and to provide that community with knowledge, skills and expertise.

Upcoming Tennessee chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Applying Cognitive Computing and Blockchain to Financial Services Challenges

Speaker

Boris Kusovski, IBM Watson


Social Engineering Fraud by Douglas King


ACAMS Mid Tennessee Learning Event

Speaker

Justin McClinton, TN Department of Financial Institutions

Please submit questions for the Q&A Sessions to MidTNACAMS@gmail.com.

Sponsored by KraftCPAs PLLC


AML Technology 101

Speaker

Benjamin Kelly, Associate Director, Protiviti

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Lunch and Learn: “Bank Against Modern Slavery”

On December 7th the ACAMS Mid-TN Chapter welcomed two speakers to discuss the topic of Human Trafficking. During our “Bank Against Human Trafficking” discussion Jill Rutter, Director of Community Outreach for End Slavery TN, shared the Nashville impacts of human trafficking and how we can not only identify signs, but safely report suspicious behaviors and trends. Joann Alicea, Senior Compliance Officer at JP Morgan Chase, shared the banking powers in place and congressional efforts in the works to help fight this epidemic nationally. Joann is renowned for her tireless nationwide campaigning to have the SAR form revised to include Human Trafficking/Smuggling. As Jill and the team at End Slavery Tennessee continue to fight human trafficking locally throughout the state, Joann’s meticulous campaigning seems to have finally paid off! It is anticipated that FinCEN will release a revised SAR form sometime this year (2018) to include a checkbox for Human Trafficking/Smuggling. Join us for our next chapter event in February for more thrilling and enlightening FinCrime discussions!

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September Learning Event & Breakfast

A huge thank you to Richard Sullivan, Division Director for Robert Half Management Resources, for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to our chapter on the growth and demand of AML professionals in 2017. As the AML regulations continue to evolve, the need for such expertise expands as well. However, this increased demand is yielding a short supply since AML professionals are hard to find. What does this mean for you as an AML professional? You have the power to possibly write your own ticket to a rewarding AML career! Having a CAMS certification is sure to boost you to the top of the hiring list so don’t miss out on our next chapter event to find out how you can get certified and become a chapter member!



Why transnational criminal enterprises are targeting organizations in Nashville? Are we prepared or the next victim?

Speakers

Scott Augenbaum, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Mike Rodriguez, Chapter Development Manager, ACAMS

Materials

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Cyber-Tips-Updated
Essential-Eight-Explained
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Week-1-TFA


Middle Tennessee Chapter Launch Event

Mid-Tennessee ACAMS Chapter Launch Event

FATF & Real Estate


Jeannie Guillory

Jeannie Guillory
Mid-Tennessee ACAMS Chapter
Chapter Co-Chair

Jeannie has 12 years of experience in banking and finance through various roles, including 5 years of experience as a certified ACAMS professional. Currently, she is an AML Monitoring & Surveillance Analyst for UBS with a focus on analyzing high-risk wire activity within correspondent banking. Prior to joining the Financial Crimes team of UBS, Jeannie was hired to provide her expertise as a BSA/AML Specialist to strengthen and develop the BSA/AML program at a financial institution in South Louisiana to help address program deficiencies identified by the regulators. She has experience establishing policies and procedures, performing internal audits, as well as investigating fraud and money laundering at several levels. A graduate of Indiana State University, Jeannie holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Investigations and a minor in Forensic Accounting.


Amy Greene

Amy G. Greene, CAMS
Mid-Tennessee ACAMS Chapter
Chapter Membership Director

Amy has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with the past 13 years being focused on AML/BSA roles. Currently a Supervisor with KraftCPAS, PLLC, she performs audits for bank clients, covering all consumer compliance regulations. A graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, Amy began her career as a Credit Analyst and Loan Officer. She has worked for NorWest Financial, The Hardin County Bank and Community First Bank. In addition to the CAMS certification, she has also earned a CRCM certification through the Institute of Certified Bankers and the CCBCO through the Independent Community Bankers of America.


Toni Weirauch

Sharon Wilson
Secretary

Sharon Wilson is a Senior Risk Compliance Officer with First Horizon/First Tennessee Bank’s Financial Crimes Unit. She manages the BSA/AML Compliance policies, procedures, and governance-related activities, including risk assessments, training, and reporting. Previously, Sharon served as Senior Compliance Officer for FTN Financial, a subsidiary of First Tennessee Bank, where she was responsible for the MSRB Rules and GSA compliance testing programs, and spent eight years within First Horizon’s Audit & Assurance Services, focusing on the capital markets, wealth management, and trust areas.

Prior to First Horizon, Sharon spent five years in pharmaceutical and medical sales, and three years as a municipal finance consultant for Ernst & Young, LLP. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Sharon holds an M.B.A., Master of Accountancy, and Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Securities Operations Professional, and a 2016 graduate of First Horizon’s Emerging Leaders Program.


Promise Nevers

Promise Nevers, CAMS
Chapter Programming Director

After serving for four years in the Air Force and then working at Cape Canaveral, FL, Promise joined Wells Fargo in the audit function in 2008. She was quickly promoted to Senior Auditor. Her responsibilities included leading the implementation of a comprehensive Management Information System in response to one of the Consent Order articles. She played a key role in the merger of Wachovia and Wells Fargo banks, steering the audit functions to ensure accuracy and quality control.

Her knowledge spans US, Swiss and international accounting and financial reporting requirements, systems and regulatory standards, including SOX. Currently with UBS in Nashville, Promise acts as the U.S. Branch Controller with responsibility for the oversight of daily, monthly and quarterly financial analysis and reporting.

A graduate of Park University, she holds a BS in Management/Accounting and an MBA in Finance.


Benjamin Kelly
Mid-Tennessee ACAMS Chapter
Treasurer

Ben is a CFE and Associate Director in Protiviti’s Risk & Compliance practice who focuses on technology and data related to AML and anti-fraud strategies. He has over 20 years of experience in I/T and business consulting with the majority of that spent providing I/T and business solutions in the financial services industry with the last 12 years focused on risk and compliance. He has worked both domestically and internationally in technical leadership positions for several financial services clients to deliver or support a variety of risk-related solutions including KYC/CDD, transaction monitoring, watchlist screening, and integrated case management solutions. He has been involved with all phases of solution delivery from strategy definition through production roll-out and optimization as well as assisting clients with their remediation efforts related to enforcement action.


Kendall Quarles, CAMS
Mid-Tennessee ACAMS Chapter
Chapter Communications Director

Kendall graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Economics. Upon entering the workforce, he took a position in the Financial Crime Training Program with UBS, where he gained experience in the following functions: Sanctions, Sensitive Client Onboarding, Financial Intelligence Unit, and AML Surveillance. After completion of the training program, Kendall took a position with the Correspondent Banking AML Surveillance Team, where he analyzed high-risk wire activity. Currently, he serves as a Team Lead within the AML Surveillance program, performing quality control checks, reporting metrics to management, and working closely with other stakeholders to ensure the AML Program is running smoothly.