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      Jane Rhoades Wolfe

      Jane Rhodes-Wolfe
      Section Chief
      Terrorism Financing Operations Section (TFOS)

      Jane Rhodes-Wolfe began her FBI career in 1996 and was assigned to the New York field office, where she investigated white-collar crime and counterterrorism violations. As a member of the Evidence Response Team (ERT), she deployed to Yemen in 2000 following the attack on the USS Cole, overseeing the collection and transport of evidence. On Sept. 11, 2001, she assisted in aiding victims and investigating the attack on the World Trade Center. In early 2002, she became a member of the PENTTBOM investigative team and assisted in the investigation of terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.

      In October 2003, she became a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at FBI HQ in the Office of Congressional Affairs. She was transferred to the Chicago Field Office in January 2006, where she served as the SSA of a Joint Terrorism Task Force and Domestic Terrorism squad. In 2009, she was promoted to Assistant Inspector at FBI HQ in the Inspection Division; she conducted reviews of FBI HQ and field office functions, responded to shooting incidents, conducted special emphasis inspections, and established protocols for Inspection Division operations.

      In 2011, she was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office, where she oversaw personnel, financial management, public affairs and community outreach, crisis management, the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory and more.

      Rhodes-Wolfe was selected to lead the Terrorism Financing Operations Section (TFOS) in 2012. TFOS leads law enforcement and domestic intelligence community efforts to defeat terrorism through the application of financial investigative techniques and the disruption of terrorist financing operations.


          Stu Bradley

          Stu Bradley
          Senior Business Director for Security Intelligence

          Stu Bradley has established SAS as a market leader within fraud and improper payments, regulatory compliance and security solutions. He drives SAS’ end-to-end strategy for product development and delivery, from data integration to analytic detection to investigation management. His practice also provides advisory services to clients across the banking, capital markets, insurance, health care and government sectors.

          Bradley has 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions across industries to address clients’ most difficult business problems. Prior to SAS, he was an executive manager for a leading global consultancy in the risk and regulatory space, where he delivered engagements to implement state-of-the-art fraud solutions, global operations for client onboarding and regulatory compliance, and regulatory risk platforms covering anti-money laundering and know-your-customer requirements.

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          Jim Candelmo

          Jim Candelmo
          Executive Compliance Director and BSA/AML Officer
          Ally Financial Inc.

          Jim Candelmo is responsible for all anti-money laundering investigations, operations, programs and global sanctions as well as other compliance activities at Ally Financial.

          Before joining Ally, Candelmo was the Deputy Criminal Chief (Terrorism/National Security) for the US Attorney's Office in Raleigh, NC, where he was in charge of the investigation and prosecution of all national security cases. Prior to that, he served as a senior trial attorney with the elite Counterespionage Section and Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice. He is a veteran of both the DOJ's New England Bank Fraud Task Force and San Diego Bank Fraud Task Force.

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          David Chenkin

          David B. Chenkin, CAMS
          Managing Partner
          Zeichner Ellman & Krause

          David B. Chenkin is the managing partner of law firm Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP (ZEK) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. As a litigator, Chenkin represents major financial institutions and individuals in civil, criminal, regulatory and compliance-related matters. He heads the firm’s anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance practice area, and represents clients in complex government investigations initiated by Congress and by federal, state and local prosecutors and regulators.

          Chenkin has devoted substantial attention to representing clients in many of the major financial investigations conducted by the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also handles confidential internal investigations for clients facing potential civil, criminal and regulatory exposure, and provides training to law enforcement and the private sector.

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          Joe DeMarco, DeVore and DeMarco LLP

          Joseph V. DeMarco
          DeVore & DeMarco LLP

          Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP, where he specializes in litigating and counseling on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property and computer intrusions. From 1997 to 2007, he was an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he headed the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program, supervising prosecutions of cybercrime cases affecting e-commerce and critical infrastructures. He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches Internet and Computer Crimes. He holds a JD from NYU Law School and a BSFS from Georgetown University.

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          Trish Emersen

          Patricia Emerson
          Compliance Director, Global AML Investigations Team
          Ally Financial Inc.

          Trish Emerson is responsible for all anti-money laundering and terrorist financing investigations, as well as other compliance activities.

          Before joining Ally, Emerson was the AML Investigations Manager for the Wachovia/Wells Fargo East Coast Financial Intelligence Unit located in Charlotte, NC. Prior to her career in banking, Emerson was a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, specializing in international narcotics, money laundering and homicide investigations. She is a recipient of the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association International Award of Honor.

          In June 2008, Emerson became a Certified Member of the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and is active in the Carolinas Chapter. Emerson attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and minored in sociology.

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          Bill Fox, Bank of America

          Bill Fox
          Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive
          Bank of America

          Bill Fox is responsible for Bank of America’s financial crimes, corruption and economic sanctions efforts.

          Prior to joining Bank of America, Fox served as the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). There, he led the administration of the Bank Secrecy Act, which authorizes the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial information important to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

          Before his appointment as FinCEN Director, Fox served in the Department of the Treasury from 2000 to 2003 as Associate Deputy General Counsel and Acting Deputy General Counsel. After 9/11, he served as the principal assistant and senior advisor to Treasury’s General Counsel on issues related to terrorist financing and financial crime – and received a Meritorious Rank Award for work on these issues.

          Prior to his service at Treasury, Fox served for 12 years at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in various positions, including Deputy Chief Counsel.

          Fox received a bachelor’s degree in history and a law degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. In March 2005, US Banker magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people in high finance.

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          Lisa Grigg

          Lisa M. Grigg
          Senior Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive
          Bank of America

          Lisa M. Grigg is a Senior GFCC Executive, and is currently responsible for managing significant matters and cases while also proactively identifying global AML emerging risks and trends.

          Grigg joined Bank of America in 2004 and has held many positions in GFCC. Positions include AML Investigations Executive, AML Operations Executive, Fraud Investigations Executive and Bank Secrecy Act Officer.

          Before joining Bank of America, Grigg managed AML Investigative Services at Wachovia Corp. for four years. In that capacity she was responsible for suspicious activity reporting, enhanced due diligence and OFAC functions.

          Prior to joining the private sector, Grigg was a Special Agent with the US Secret Service and served in both the Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC, field offices. Grigg served as a Special Agent for eight years and had both protective and investigative responsibilities.

          Lisa Grigg is ACAMS and CFE certified, participates in many industry groups and speaks regularly at conferences. Grigg is currently the Co-Chair of the ACAMS Carolina Chapter and is on the board of the International Banking Security Association (IBSA). She is also a participant in the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.

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          George Holding

          George Holding
          Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District

          On Jan. 3, 2013, George Holding was sworn in as the Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. He currently serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

          Holding served as United States Attorney for North Carolina, where his priorities included prosecution of violent felons, drug offenses, child pornography and political corruption. When Holding left office, the average sentence in drug trafficking cases in eastern North Carolina was well above the national average.

          Raised in Raleigh, NC, Holding attended the Groton School, Wake Forest University and University of St. Andrews, and has degrees in classics and law.

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          Jamie Hutton

          Jamie Hutton
          Director for SAS Fraud and Financial Crimes, EMEA & AP
          Advanced Analytics Business Unit

          Jamie Hutton is a fraud subject-matter expert for all financial services solutions, specializing in general insurance and retail banking. Hutton works with national and regional teams to pitch, scope, define and deliver world-class solutions for customers’ fraud challenges. He also helps define product direction.

          Prior to joining SAS, Hutton spent seven years at Detica heading up the insurance fraud and retail banking application fraud solutions for NetReveal. He was also responsible for product management within these sectors. Hutton has worked on a number of global initiatives for some of the largest insurers and banks in the world. He has a first-class master’s degree in computer engineering from Southampton University.

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          Debbie LaPovette

          Debra LaPrevotte
          Supervisory Special Agent
          International Corruption Unit, Kleptocracy Program

          Debra LaPrevotte worked for the Department of Defense prior to beginning her career with the FBI in 1995. For the past 15 years, she has spearheaded the FBI’s international money laundering and kleptocracy efforts. LaPrevotte is also a forensic scientist and a part-time professor at the George Washington University.

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          Brendan Pickering, HSBC

          Brendan Pickering
          Global Head of Financial Crime Technical Strategy

          Brendan Pickering was appointed as Global Head of Financial Crime Technical Strategy in 2013 after having been HSBC’s Head of Group Fraud Technology for the previous five years. Prior to that he headed IT Security for HSBC Bank PLC for five years. With degrees in economics and banking and finance, he has 25 years of business experience in the field of operational risk with three major banking institutions. This experience includes working in treasury and international business units with responsibility for monitoring trading activity on dealing floors and operational control functions in the back office.

          Pickering is currently chair of the UK Payments Council Information Security Advisory Group, a member of the Strategy Board for the UK’s Cyber Intelligence Sharing Partnership, and was selected for the 2009 Top 10 Innovators List by Banking Technology News for work on anti-fraud strategies.

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          Holly Ridgeway, PNC

          Holly Ridgeway
          Chief Information Security Officer
          The PNC Financial Services Group

          Holly Ridgeway leads PNC’s information security efforts and is responsible for the company’s overall information security assessment, testing and vulnerability programs. Ridgeway, who joined PNC in September 2012, has 15 years of leadership experience in the federal government as an IT and cybersecurity professional, most recently as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Justice. In this role, she was responsible for leading the 24/7 Department of Justice Security Operations Center and the FBI's intelligence community.

          Ridgeway holds a Master of Science in computer systems management and a Master of Science Certificate in information assurance from the University of Maryland University College, where she is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor. She also holds several professional certifications and serves on the boards of the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) and Financial Top Level Domain (FTLD).

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          John Riggi
          Section Chief – Senior Executive Service
          National Cyber Operations and Outreach Section

          John Riggi is a highly decorated 26-year veteran of the FBI, who is known for building strategic partnerships with the private sector, CIA, NSA, Treasury, DOJ and DHS. An expert in terrorism financing and international money laundering, Riggi currently serves as the Section Chief of the FBI’s Cyber Division, Operations and Outreach Section.

          Riggi also served as the senior FBI detailee to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, for which he received the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism. In addition, he received the FBI Director’s Award for leading a highly classified terrorism financing interdiction program that prevented multiple terrorist attacks in a foreign ally’s nation.

          Riggi served 16 years in the FBI New York Field Office, where he developed and led the FBI’s first undercover operation into Russian organized crime, pioneered the use of sting money laundering transactions in terrorism financing cases and initiated an investigation which resulted in one of the largest seizures of assets in US history.

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          Ken Smith

          Kenneth A. Smith
          Global Financial Crimes and Compliance Executive
          Bank of America

          Kenneth A. Smith is responsible for oversight of the Special Case Management and Law Enforcement Liaison programs within the Global Financial Crimes and Compliance Strategic Targeting Analysis Team. In this capacity, he leads a team that is responsible for AML, fraud and terrorist financing investigations, as well as the law enforcement liaison program. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2010, Smith served as the Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta.

          Smith began his law enforcement career with the Naval Investigative Service in Norfolk, VA, in 1985. He later became a Special Agent with US Customs Service in Detroit, and served as the Resident Agent in Charge for the US Customs Service Office of Investigations in Grand Rapids, MI.

          Smith is a Michigan native and received a Bachelor of Science in public administration from Eastern Michigan University.

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          Dan Soto

          Daniel D. Soto
          Chief Compliance Officer
          Ally Financial Inc.

          Dan Soto is the Chief Compliance Officer for Ally, where he is responsible for Ally’s enterprisewide compliance activities.

          Before joining Ally, Soto spent two years with Wachovia/Wells Fargo in anti-money laundering and retail banking compliance. For three years he was the Chief Compliance Officer for Royal Bank of Canada – Centura. And he spent eight years with Bank of America in global anti-money laundering compliance.

          Prior to joining the private sector, Soto was a commissioned bank examiner, spending six years with the FDIC and nearly 10 years with the Federal Reserve Board.

          Soto was recently awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the ABA Compliance Administrative Committee. He is a faculty member of the American Bankers Association’s National Compliance School, and serves on the advisory boards of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the BSA Coalition.

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          David Stewart, CAMS
          Director, Security Intelligence Solutions, Banking

          As Director of SAS' Global Financial Crimes Practice for Banking, David Stewart leads strategy development, drives product management and provides key marketing counsel for SAS anti-money laundering and fraud management solutions worldwide.

          In addition to working closely with financial services institutions and regulatory agencies, Stewart collaborates with SAS research and development and implementation teams to deliver industry best practices for financial crimes solutions.

          Previously, Stewart served as a SAS Business Manager for one of the world's largest financial institutions. He managed a team responsible for implementing enterprise-scale projects devoted to customer relationship management and AML initiatives. In addition, Stewart has held various relationship management responsibilities for financial services customers over the past 16 years.

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          Dan Wager

          Daniel Wager
          Head of AML
          HSBC North America Holdings (HNAH)

          Daniel Wager oversees AML program activities – including investigations, policy and risk models – within HNAH's commercial bank, retail bank, private bank, and global banking and markets segments. Prior to HSBC, Wager served as the Senior Vice President and Head of Global EDD for TD Bank Group, where he oversaw high-risk client identification and investigation processes.

          Prior to joining TD Bank he served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the US Department of Homeland Security; as a Special Agent with the US Customs Service; and with the US Department of Labor's Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations.

          He is the recipient of commendations from the Director of the FBI and CIA for his work in national security investigations, and is a veteran of US Army Special Operations and Military Intelligence, with combat service in Panama and Iraq.

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          Thomas Walker

          Thomas Walker
          US Attorney
          Eastern District of North Carolina

          Thomas G. Walker was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate and took the oath of office from Chief US District Judge James C. Dever III. Walker oversees all federal criminal and civil matters in the 44 eastern counties of North Carolina. His staff includes approximately 43 Assistant US Attorneys and 57 support personnel.

          Walker previously served as an Assistant US Attorney, an Assistant District Attorney and as Special Counsel to the North Carolina Attorney General. He was also a partner with the law firm of Alston and Bird LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Government Investigations and Litigation Practice Groups.

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          Richard Weber

          Richard Weber
          Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation
          US Department of the Treasury

          Richard Weber oversees a worldwide staff of more than 4,000, including 2,600 special agents investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes such as money laundering, narcotics and terrorist financing.

          Before joining the IRS CI, Weber was the Deputy Chief of the Investigation Division and Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He managed prosecutors, investigators and analysts handling investigations into securities and commodities fraud, large-scale mortgage and insurance fraud, Ponzi schemes, international money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, asset forfeiture and tax crimes.

          Weber previously served as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section at the Department of Justice and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. He is a two-time recipient of the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the highest honor for Justice Department lawyers.

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