Christopher Barton-DeJeanis a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with over 25 years in the banking industry. He also holds and maintains Certification as a Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). For 13 years, Mr. Barton-DeJean practiced different facets of retail banking and subsequently transitioned to community banking. He has a demonstrated ability to remediate and resolve regulatory exam findings and alleviate written agreements and orders. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Allegiance Bank, a Houston-based Community Bank.
Currently, he performs duties as the bank’s Senior BSA/ AML Compliance Officer. His responsibilities include effectively performing as the BSA Officer and managing regulatory risks which includes developing and maintaining comprehensive programs on all new regulations and changes to existing regulations to ensure compliance.
Previously, he held a SVP role at American First National Bank as the BSA Officer. And prior to that he performed at CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. as the bank’s Sr. BSA Administrator and Vendor Management Officer. His responsibilities included effectively performing as the BSA Officer, and managing regulatory risks related to Vendor Management. Prior to his role at CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. (formerly known as Vista Bank Texas), Christopher served as the BSA Officer for Patriot Bank. Prior to his role at Patriot Bank he served as a risk manager and fraud prevention analyst with JP Morgan Chase. Christopher’s tenure at JP Morgan Chase also included roles managing Demand Deposit Account Collections, Foreign Currency Services, Small Business Financial Services and Loan Customer Service.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has presented at multiple Houston ACAMS Chapter and Gulf Coast AML Forum learning events.