ACAMS Special Forum: Mastering the CDD Final Rule – A Roadmap to Successful Implementation

PLEASE NOTE: This is an event for financial institutions.

Join AML experts from both the private and public sectors for an interactive and dynamic daylong discussion on how the CDD Final Rule will impact the compliance profession, as well as developing practical strategies for successfully meeting new regulatory standards.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyzing regulatory expectations for implementation protocols and timelines
  • Detailing definitions of beneficial owners and controlling persons
  • Systematizing the collection and verification of required information
  • Developing data management and retention practices to conform to CDD Final Rule demands
  • Meeting long-term requirements on event-triggered client reviews and updating risk models


John J. Byrne
  • John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS

  • Vice Chairman
  • AML RightSource

Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and other programs.

Prior to joining ACAMS in 2006, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, an award winning investment and financial planning magazine, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor. He subsequently served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal Market Monitor, and editor at the American Banker.

Kieran speaks regularly at industry conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and has been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes two columns on anti-financial crime issues and is the host of “Financial Crime Matters,” a podcast series, as well ACAMS videocasts on YouTube


Megan Hodge
  • Megan Hodge, CAMS

  • Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer
  • Ally Bank


Megan Davis Hodge is the Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer for Ally Financial. Prior to joining Ally, Hodge was with Royal Bank of Canada for 11 years. She served as US Regional Head of AML, responsible for overseeing the AML programs for RBC’s US-based entities. Hodge also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for RBC Bank and Head of Compliance for RBC’s US International Wealth business, and joined RBC Bank in 2005 as Director of AML and BSA Officer. Hodge spent time at Bank of America and began her career with Accenture. Hodge serves as the co-chair of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter and is on the Board of the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement (MLE) Conference. Hodge has testified before the Congressional Oversight and Investigations Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the American Bankers Association. She holds a BSBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lauren Kohr
  • Lauren Kohr, CAMS-FCI

  • Senior Vice President, 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.

Megan Nelson
  • Megan L Nelson

  • Senior Vice President, Manager Financial Crimes Governance & Risk Assessments
  • BB&T


Megan Nelson is the Senior Vice President, Manager Financial Crimes Governance and Risk Assessments for BB&T. Megan took on this new role in August of 2016, where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining Company-wide anti-money laundering and sanctions risk assessments, testing and governance methodologies and processes.

  • Anna M Rentschler, CAMS

  • Vice President & BSA Officer
  • Central Bancompany


Anna McDonald Rentschler, CRCM, CAMS is Vice President & BSA Officer, Central Bancompany, Jefferson City MO. Anna developed and manages the Enterprise-wide Bank Secrecy and Money Laundering Unit of Central Bancompany, a holding company of 13 affiliate banks aggregating $12.6 Billion. She has oversight for BSA/AML at the holding company level over the 13 affiliate banks and the Central Trust Company. She is responsible for the establishing and maintaining of all BSA/AML, OFAC, etc. related policies and procedures, oversight of risk management for BSA/AML, managing the filing and analysis of CTRs, SARs and exemptions holding company wide, the monitoring and risk-rating processes, overseeing maintenance documentation for all aspects of BSA/AML, and manages all BSA/AML personnel and vendors for these processes. In addition, she established the Enterprise-wide Regulation E dispute Unit in 2009 and is responsible for compliance in this area for all 13 chartered banks. Anna serves on the ACAMS Advisory Board and was the ABA Distinguished Service Award Winner in 2008.

Tyler Reynolds
  • Tyler Reynolds

  • Senior Vice President, EFCC Sr. Director
  • U.S. Bank


Tyler is responsible for the Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Policy Governace and Risk Management. Policy Govenance develops EFCC Policies applicable enterprise wide for Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Economic Sanctions, Anti-Bribrary and Anti-Corruption and Suspicious Activity Reporting. Methodologies are developed to assess financial crimes risk including customer, product, business line, and country risk profiles. Risk Management focuses on partnering with business lines and corporate functions to provide guidance and oversight regarding their Financial Crimes Programs.

Tyler joined US Bank in July 2015. Prior to joining US Bank, Tyler has spent over sixteen years at large financial institutions working in various leadership roles related to financial crimes compliance, consumer compliance, operational risk, program development and project management. Among his successes includes co-inventing an AML Risk Rating concept that was ultimately patened.

Tyler is based in Charlotte, NC and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, SC. Tyler, his wife, and children help lead a non-profit organziation dedicated to feeding children in South America. The group has packed and delivered over 11 million meals, mostly to communities outside of Manugu, Nicaragu.

Rick Small
  • Rick Small, ACAMS, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President | Director Financial Crimes Program
  • Truist Bank


Mr. Small will bring leading insights on the challenges, strategies, regulatory expectations and future focus areas for anti-money laundering and financial crimes at a global level. Prior to joining EY, he was the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wide Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance for American Express. In this role, Mr. Small was responsible for overseeing the enterprise-wide anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions programs. In addition, he was responsible for the Compliance teams that manage day to day compliance outside of the United States. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Small was the Global Anti-Money Laundering Leader for GE Money, a division of General Electric. In this role, he was responsible for the anti-money laundering program of all GE Money businesses globally. Prior to joining GE, he was the Managing Director, Global Anti-Money Laundering, for Citigroup.

Joe Soniat
  • Joe Soniat, CAMS-FCI

  • Account Risk Management, Sr. Associate
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Joe Soniat is the Director of the Financial Intelligence Team and the BSA/AML Officer at Union Bank and Trust; one of the largest community banking organizations in Virginia. Joe worked as a finance officer for the U.S. government from 2002-04 and also serves on the BSA Coalition Advisory Board, which comprises bankers and regulatory representatives from federal and state agencies throughout the fifth district of the Federal Reserve.

Daniel Stipano
  • Dan Stipano

  • Partner
  • Buckley Sandler LLP


Dan Stipano brings more than three decades of bank regulatory and enforcement experience to his position as a partner in BuckleySandler LLP’s Washington DC office. In his practice he advises on all aspects of bank regulatory and compliance issues, represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs.

  • Chuck Taylor, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President, Head of Financial Crimes Advisory
  • AML RightSource

Mr. Taylor has oversight responsibility for all aspects of the BSA function including maintenance of the Bank’s BSA program, BSA Risk Assessment, AML Transaction Monitoring, Currency and Suspicious Activity Reporting, Customer Identification Program, Sanctions filtering and BSA Training. He received certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2003 with the inaugural class and became a Certified BSA Officer in 2007. In 2010, Mr. Taylor completed the Masters level Bank Management & Finance program through Pacific Coast Banking School. He is a current Board Member of the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum. Mr. Taylor is also an instructor for the ACAMS Advanced Certification Program and the CAMS Examination Preparation Course. In 2014 Mr. Taylor was recognized as the ACAMS Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Professional of the Year.

Susan Tuccillo
  • Susan Tuccillo, CAMS

  • Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance
  • Nordea Bank AB, New York Branch


Ms. Tuccillo is responsible for leading the management of compliance and associated risk within the Branch. Prior to joining Nordea, Ms. Tuccillo served as the Global Consumer and Small Business Compliance Manager, Global AML Bank of America, Director, Anti-Money Laundering, Merrill Lynch Banks of America. Ms. Tuccillo served as Senior Vice President and Senior Compliance Manager for Citigroup’s Global Anti-Money Laundering Group. During her tenure in Global AML, Ms. Tuccillo developed policy and supervised the implementation of Customer Identification Programs in more than 125 diverse business units and 75 countries.


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