Conference Theme:
Helping BSA Officers Navigate a Changing Environment

BSA/AML Professionals understand that the partnership across private, public, and regulatory sectors is an invaluable component of successfully navigating a changing environment. At the conference you’ll hear distinguished leaders from the industry, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.  

A highlight of the event will include hearing from seasoned BSA Officers as they discuss BSA Officer Challenges (and solutions!). As we’ve done in the past, we will have a robust Regulatory Panel discussion and a Law Enforcement Panel to explore emerging trends. Finally, industry experts will explore hot topics, including challenges and risks related to Crypto and FinTech relationships or partnerships.

We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be four information-packed sessions.  See details below.

Session One:
BSA Officer Challenges

BSA/AML officers have to navigate complex challenges as they lead their institution’s BSA/AML Program, at times balancing difficult situations against personal liability. This panel of seasoned industry professionals will discuss some of the thorniest topics a BSA Officer can face, but more importantly, share their insights on how to deal with them.   You won’t want to miss this discussion!

Dan Soto,  Chief Compliance Officer, Ally


Jim Candelmo
Chief AML and Sanctions Officer, The PNC Financial Group

Lauren Kohr
President, Kohr Global Advisory Services, LLC

Rick Small
Executive Vice President – Director Financial Crimes, Truist

Session Two:
Law Enforcement Panel: Emerging Trends Institutions Should Know

Our Law Enforcement Peers will share emerging trends in illicit activities that every financial institution should be aware of and monitoring for. Insight will be supported by law enforcement actively engage in SAR Review teams as well as case studies. Most importantly, law enforcement will offer guidance on how institutions can best partner with agencies and investigators to ensure open communication and successful interactions.

Amanda Tucker, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Atlantic Bay


Rob Cully
Special Agent, Virginia State Police

Jared Peck
Special Agent, IRS-CI

William Voorhees
Senior Financial Crimes Director, Enterprise Fraud Management, Truist


Session Three:
Understanding and Managing Fintech and Crypto Risks

The financial sector continues to have increasing connection to Cryptocurrency exchanges and FinTech companies in several ways: banks providing banking services to crypto and FinTech firms, bank customers transacting with these firms, or banking partnerships with crypto or fintech companies as business leaders seek to meet customer needs and drive revenue.  Our panelists will share insights on understanding the risks and leading practices to consider when designing your AML Program.

Megan Hodge, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer, Ally


Nicolas Khouri
Senior Director Deputy BSA/AML Officer, Ally

Irma Juarez
Director of Risk Management for Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance, US Bank

Kyle Storm
Lead Large Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Session Four:

2023 BSA Regulatory Update

On this panel, we will check in with representatives from Federal Banking Agencies and FinCEN to help you get an understanding of the current regulatory environment. The state of the AML Act, emerging issues around crypto and common examination issues will be discussed, including those involving sanctions. Speakers will share updates, agency perspectives and practical takeaways that you can take back to your organizations to help you navigate the changing environment.

Elaine Rudolph-Carter, Federal Reserve Board of Governors


Eric Ellis, Acting Director, BSA/AML Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Lisa A. Gaertner, Review Examiner, Anti-Money Laundering Section, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Janell Portare, Fraud Officer, National Credit Union Administration

Jennifer White, Lead BSA/AML Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Conference Details

Registration Fee:
$65 per person, non-refundable
include a breakfast and lunch.  

Event Location
Truist Triad Corporate Center
7701 Airport Center Drive
Greensboro, NC, 27409
(Here’s a Google Map link.)
Plenty of free on-site parking is available.

The Coalition gratefully acknowledges Truist for providing the event location.

Event Schedule
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. EDT
Conference: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EDT

Lodging Information:

There are many lodging opportunities close to the venue. We encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible.

Two properties have offered a special BSA Coalition rate, applicable for 25 rooms at each property. To obtain the special rate, either use the links below, or contact the property directly.  If you contact the property directly, be sure you give them this code: “BSA” and mention you are attending the 2023 BSA Coalition Annual Conference.

Fairfield Inn Greensboro Airport
7515 Thorndike Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Room Rate: $115/night
Room and Occupancy Tax: 12.75%

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro Airport
645 South Regional Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Room Rate: $115/night
Room and Occupancy Tax: 12.75%