Ms. Houlihan has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is a passionate AML/ATF, financial crime and regulatory compliance professional. Laura has held the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation for over 10 years and is a proud member of the 2020 ACAMS Canada Conference “Task Force”. Most recently, Laura held the position of CCO and CAMLO at DCBank and has held C-Suite compliance positions since 2014. Previously Laura was VP, CAMLO at the Exchange Bank of Canada for 4 years where she was instrumental in developing and implementing an OSFI and FINTRAC-compliant AML/ATF compliance program which assisted the former MSB, CXI Canada, in successfully obtaining their Schedule I banking license in 2016. From 2010 – 2014, Ms. Houlihan held the role of VP, global financial crimes compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Canada). From 2006-2010, Laura found her calling when working at AGF Trust as Senior Compliance Specialist. Laura began her career in banking as a teller at BMO Bank of Montreal where she worked her way up throughout her nine year tenure with exposure to various in-branch, project management and compliance oversight roles. Ms. Houlihan has over 10 years of AML/ATF and regulatory compliance experience. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts specializing in Business and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.