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Course description

In August 2014, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) issued an advisory to U.S. financial institutions on Promoting a Culture of Compliance. Through this advisory, FinCEN seeks to highlight the importance of a strong culture of BSA/AML compliance. Creating and maintaining an AML Culture of Compliance is critical to the success of an organization's AML program.

This fun and fast-paced two-hour webinar will provide a roadmap on how to establish and maintain a true Culture of Compliance. Director of BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance, Donna Davidek, will provide real life scenarios on how to effectively manage the ongoing challenges of motivating the associates in your organization from the Board of Directors (BOD) to your Business Units to support an AML Culture of Compliance.

Donna Davidek will guide us through the following AML Topics:

  • Tips for training and engaging leadership
  • Responsibilities of the BOD and all associates
  • The importance of shareholders
  • Managing your AML risk
  • Effectively working with the front line
  • Conducting a Money Laundering 101 review
  • Ongoing Due Diligence (ODD) of high risk clients
  • Tips for exiting account relationships
  • Sharing information with the BOD and throughout the organization
  • Creating an effective BSA Risk Committee
  • Making the case for increased AML staffing
  • Maintaining high risk relationships: Analyzing risk versus rewards
  • What can I do to make this work?
  • And much more…

Who Should Attend?

  • BSA Officers and AML associates
  • Senior Management
  • Associates with BSA/AML/CIP/OFAC responsibilities
  • AML Consultants


Donna Davidek

Donna is honored to have been on the ACAMS task force assigned to update the new edition of the CAMS Study Guide and to rewrite the questions on the CAMS Certification Examination.Donna Davidek is a Senior Vice President, Director of BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance at IBERIABANK, a $21 billion bank headquartered in Louisiana where she oversees a team of BSA Managers & Investigators in Florida and Louisiana. Davidek began her 27 yr banking career after moving to Marco Island, FL from her hometown, Chicago. For years she served in every capacity of retail banking services at community & major national banks before focusing on compliance. While serving as the BSA Officer at several financial institutions over the past 15 years, Davidek has developed numerous BSA/AML & OFAC Compliance Programs including policies and procedures, internal controls, transaction monitoring, Know Your Customer initiatives, Customer Due Diligence & Enhanced Due Diligence processes as well as performing and documenting BSA/AML and OFAC Risk Assessments. Throughout her career, Davidek has worked closely with Federal & State regulators while managing innumerable examinations. Davidek also regularly collaborates with law enforcement task forces, various divisions of the FBI, IRS Criminal Division, Secret Service, Homeland Security, DEA & ICE regarding criminal investigations. Davidek is a Certified AML Specialist and has also achieved the Advanced AML Audit Certification. Davidek has been a guest speaker at ACAMS conferences & training sessions related to compliance & audit and was also a member of the 2016 ACAMS AML Conference Las Vegas Task Force. Davidek is honored to have been on the ACAMS task force assigned to update the new edition of the CAMS Study Guide and to rewrite the questions on the CAMS Certification Examination. Davidek is a member of the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America BSA/AML Group, Financial Services Roundtable BSA/AML Group, the Crowe-Horwath Mid-Size Bank Financial Crimes Peer Group, 2 compliance associations and a Mid-Size Bank KYC/CDD Peer Group.

Course curriculum

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    • Establishing a Culture of BSA/AML Compliance

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    • Slides