Small and Mid-Sized Institution Focus: Practical Lessons for Compliance Departments with Limited Resources

Sponsored by

Thomson Reuters
  • When: July 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

Adopting risk-based programs is one way for small, strapped compliance departments to leverage resources to meet heightened regulatory expectations. This in-depth webinar brings together seasoned industry experts to illustrate how small and medium-sized institutions can use limited resources to deal with their institutions’ risks and offer various suggestions to help make every compliance department a lean and effective AML-machine.

Learning Objectives

  • Customizing training for the unique challenges of small/mid-sized institutions to optimize their expertise and enhance cross-functional benefits
  • Implementing cost-effective solutions that balance institutional risk appetite with any financial inclusion goals
  • Supplementing your resources with external advisors on a part-time or temporary basis
  • Analyzing real-life cases to develop best practices for adapting to changes in technology and banking regulations

Who Should Attend

  • Banking Managers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • AML Consultants
  • Legal and Audit


  • Global
  • North America
  • Bank/Credit Unions


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Lauren Kohr
  • Lauren Kohr, CAMS-FCI

  • SVP, Chief Risk Officer
  • Old Dominion National Bank


Ms. Kohr’ s background includes more than eleven years of experience in the financial sector with significant experience in BSA/AML and OFAC compliance. Currently, Ms. Kohr serves as the Senior Manager over AML/BSA governance and policy within the Financial Intelligence Unit at Pentagon Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, VA. Ms. Kohr is responsible for several aspects of the BSA Compliance program including risk assessments, policy/procedures, AML/BSA governance, quality assurance, and merger and acquisition due diligence. Prior to her current role, she was the VP/Director of AML/BSA/OFAC at Metro Bank. During this time, she was responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program, including USA Patriot Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and OFAC regulations. Ms. Kohr is continuously recognized as a technical expert on the Bank Secrecy Act and a financial crimes subject matter expert with particular strengths in BSA/AML compliance and program management, governance, process improvement/ implementation and quality assurance/audit reviews.

Ms. Kohr was the 2016 ACAMS AML Professional of the year and authored the 2016 ACAMS Article of the Year. Ms. Kohr is a frequent guest speaker at numerous conferences both domestically and internationally on AML/BSA/OFAC related topics. She serves on the ACAMS U.S. Capital Board of Directors and was previously the president of the Central PA BS/AML/CTF user Group and PBA Marijuana Legalization Implementation Task Force in Harrisburg, PA. She is currently CAMS-FCI certified.


Zachary C. Miller
  • Zach Miller, CAMS-FCI

  • Vice President/BSA Officer
  • Mid Penn Bank

Chris Simpkins
  • Chris Simpkins, CAMS

  • BSA/OFAC Officer
  • Arvest Bank