Star Search: Recruiting and Retaining Top AML Talent

  • When: June 5, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

From Blockchain to data breaches, human trafficking to trade-based money laundering, today’s AML world requires expertise in a staggering — and growing — number of compliance priorities. And that, in turn, requires competing for prized talent at a time of soaring demand and low unemployment. In this webinar, AML veterans will detail practical strategies for attracting and keeping the cherished human resources that ultimately are a compliance program’s most valuable asset.

Learning Objectives

  • Assessing existing oversight systems to identify systemic personnel needs in areas such as sanctions, technology or risk modeling
  • Developing incentive packages that include tangible benefits including competitive pay and intangible perks such as flextime to enhance recruitment of preferred candidates
  • Cultivating performance-based rewards such as continuing education and leadership opportunities to promote positive workplace culture, elevate retention and minimize brain drain

Who Should Attend

  • AML Managers and Supervisors
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Compliance Consultants


  • Global
  • North America
  • Bank
  • MSB


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Jeffrey Kelly
  • Daniel Soto, CAMS

  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ally Financial, Inc.


Brian Frankel
  • Brian Frankel, CAMS, CFE

  • Manager, Risk Advisory Services
  • Kaufman Rossin


Brian has specialized experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance, federal fraud investigations and various regulatory compliance matters in both the public and private sectors.

Currently, Brian leads consulting engagements that include: consent order remediation, risk assessments of BSA, AML, and OFAC programs, BSA/AML independent audits, and model validation testing for the transaction monitoring systems at various financial institutions nationwide.

Brian also assists client with implementation of Robot Process Automation (RPA) projects, creation of custom algorithms to detect suspicious activity,  and optimization of the existing transaction monitoring and sanction screening models to reduce the false positives observed.

Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Brian performed complex AML investigations at one of the Big Four banks and was responsible for overseeing a team of 15 analysts conducting high risk reviews in the areas of suspected human trafficking, trades based money laundering, and foreign corruption and bribery.

Brian speaks across the country at various events with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and has been published in a global journal on the subject of human trafficking and the emerging risks of money laundering in the U.S.

Brian is currently on the Board for the ACAMS South Florida Chapter and the FinTech and USF Program. Brian is also currently pursuing his Master’s of Science in Data Analytics from Texas A & M University.

  • April Hannan, CAMS

  • Senior Manager, GAML/ATF Enterprise Program Office
  • Scotiabank

Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI

  • Agent
  • Global AML Solutions


After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University, Sherri worked as a bank regulator for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Her inquisitive nature led her to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Unit. Subsequent to the FBI, she returned to the banking industry and sharpened her skills where Sherri personally led the investigation of a multi-million dollar international fraud scheme that was bought to prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sherri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and one of the few individuals to have both of the advanced CAMS certifications in Audit and Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has published two of her white papers, “CannaBanking: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance” and “Cryptocurrency Compliance.