Melissa Triplett is currently the Senior Vice President, BSA Officer for Pacific Western Bank. She has more than 21 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Melissa has significant experience in AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) laws, regulations, and best practices.
Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, Melissa held the positions of Vice President BSA Officer at California Business Bank and Assistant Vice President BSA Analyst at Seacoast Commerce Bank. Previous to that, Melissa held Operations and Management positions at Union Bank of California and North Island Credit Union.
Melissa is a founder and Co-Chair of the ACAMS San Diego-Baja California Chapter. Prior to the ACAMS San Diego-Baja California Chapter’s inception she served as Programming Director for the ACAMS Southern California Chapter. As Co-Chair for the ACAMS San Diego-Baja California Chapter, she identifies, develops, and promotes educational and networking programs to industry experts and law enforcement professionals in the AML and CTF fields.
Melissa also serves as the President of the Abrigo (formally Bankers Toolbox) West Coast User Group and played a pivotal role in the group’s implementation. She has been a member of ACAMS since 2013 and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since March 2014. Melissa obtained her CAMS-Audit designation in 2019.