Anti-Financial Crime Career Development: Exploring Career Paths, Opportunities, Skills Sets and Personal Growth

  • When: November 20, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals face a tremendous amount of stress trying to comply with a changing regulatory and business environment, as well as technological innovation. Anticipating change and making a plan to add to your skill set are just some of the things necessary for dealing with these challenges and having a rewarding career. Compliance professionals at various stages of their careers will provide insights on skills and knowledge you will need to advance your AML career and key you into the opportunities they see ahead for AFC professionals. Additionally, the webinar will provide key points for personal development to ensure your maximum effectiveness and ongoing employability.

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporating compliance career management strategies, including developing a timeline, utilizing company programs and pursuing continuing education
  • Assessing emerging AML trends and needs to achieve proficiency in the growing role of compliance tools such as algorithmic screening, regtech and data management
  • Optimizing value of personal development by establishing goals, assessing current realities, and identifying needs for skills, knowledge or competence
  • Detailing various AML-related career avenues and opportunities such as law enforcement, regulatory agencies, fintech and advisory firms

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Professionals
  • AML/CTF Officers
  • Banking Technology Specialists
  • On-boarding and Relationship Managers
  • Human Resources


  • Global
  • Banking
  • Law Enforcement
  • MSBs
  • Securities
  • Regulatory Agencies


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William Voorhees
  • William J. Voorhees, CAMS

  • Senior Vice President | BSA/AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager
  • BB&T


Mr. Voorhees is the manager of the Financial Intelligence Unit at BB&T Bank in Raleigh, NC. Within the FIU at BB&T, Will manages AML Operations, Investigations, EDD/KYC and Global Sanctions. Prior to this role, Will Was the Head of BSA/AML at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, CA.

Over the past few years, Will has become an expert in payments and digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and has spoken on the topic to numerous professional groups and government agencies all over the world.

Will is a former police officer and holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a founding co-chair of the Northern California and Greater Phoenix chapters for ACAMS.


  • John Beccia

  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • FS Vector LLC


John Beccia is Co-Founder and CEO of FS Vector, a Washington DC-based advisory firm which provides a broad range of solutions for financial services, fintech and cyrptocurrency firms. FS Vector assists clients with government/regulatory strategy and with the implementation of compliance programs and regtech tools.

He was previously General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global crypto finance company that is seeking to help change the global economy. Prior to Circle, Mr. Beccia served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company. He was also Assistant General Counsel for Investors Bank & Trust Company and Chief Regulatory Counsel and Research Director for The Financial Services Roundtable where he was responsible for all regulatory affairs and assisted with legislative efforts for the trade association.

Mr. Beccia has served as Chairman of the In-House Counsel Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Banking Law Committee and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Boston University School of Law. Mr. Beccia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Providence College, a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law, and a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law.

Jason Honeycutt
  • Jason Honeycutt, CAMS-Audit

  • Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Compliance
  • NetSpend

Lorraine Lilavios
  • Lorraine Lilavios

  • Global Head of Compliance
  • Patreon