Barbara is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and, as Principal at BIKConsulting LLC, she currently consults on anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory issues. Barbara also co-leads workshops on AML compliance for financial intelligence units and central bankers in emerging market countries under the auspices of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. In addition, she served as an Examination Task Force Vice Chair for the recent revision of the CAMS examination and study guide.
Barbara retired from federal service in August 2013. She spent the last four years of her federal career in a senior executive position at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, where she oversaw the activities of the compliance and enforcement offices. She joined FinCEN in 2009 after 26 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). As an assistant director at GAO, she managed many assignments dealing with AML compliance and enforcement, and interagency cooperation and coordination.
Barbara serves on the boards of directors of the ACAMS US Capital Chapter, Women in Housing and Finance, and Global Ties U.S.