John J. Byrne is Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Advisory Board of AML RightSource (www.amlrightsource.com). He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s Scholar School of Policy and Government.
John is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney, and has been one of the leading anti-money laundering (AML) community voices for over 35 years. He has experience in a vast array of financial services-related issues, with particular expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and governance, AML, privacy and terrorist financing.
John has received numerous awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field as well as the Patricia Wise Award from the West Coast AML Forum (WCAML). John was recognised with the ACAMS Lifetime Service Award in September 2017. He serves on Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Board and a number of other boards and steering committees.
Dennis M. Lormel has over 49 years of distinguished professional experience fighting fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing and related challenges. He spent 31 years in federal government service, 28 as an FBI Special Agent. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, he established and led the elite Terrorist Financing Operations Section. For his visionary contributions in planning progressive investigative methodologies, Dennis received the US Department of Justice Award for Investigative Initiative and the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, from the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2021, Dennis was elected the President of the Society of Former FBI Special Agents.
Since 2004, Dennis has worked as a consultant and is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC. He provides risk advisory consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, corruption and related compliance considerations.
He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Specialists (ACAMS) advisory board.
Dr. Patrick Malloy is the Director of the MS Investigations program at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. His passion is connecting the program (and students) with professional organisations for networking, internships, careers and mentoring. As a consultant, Patrick has also been involved in financial fraud investigations ranging from small-office-worker embezzlement to multi-million-dollar frauds.
In addition to ManchesterCF, Patrick also serves on advisory boards with the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII).
Marilu Jimenez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors). An attorney and certified Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) expert with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Marilu holds positions on the American Bankers Association (ABA) Advisory Board on Financial Crimes, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Specialists (ACAMS) Advisory Board and led the Puerto Rico Bankers Association Anti-Money Laundering Committee.
Marilu is highly knowledgeable in banking laws, regulations, risk management and corporate governance. Using her knowledge and experience, Marilu advises North American and Latin American bank executives and boards of directors of financial and non-financial institutions establish proper governance processes. She also provides tailored trainings, performs risk assessments and helps institutions respond to compliance matters that require board attention, bringing practical hands-on experience to international and domestic banks.
Professor Moyara Ruehsen teaches Financial Crime Intelligence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California and serves as the Director of their Financial Crime Management Program, which offers a Financial Crime Management specialisation for Master’s Degree candidates, and a stand-alone certificate for mid-career professionals.
After receiving three graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Moyara spent a post-doc year at the University of California, Berkeley, to study international organised crime. Since then, she has been teaching courses such as money laundering, corruption, trade-based financial crime, proliferation financing and cyber-enabled financial crime. She is an experienced Toastmaster and has won several teaching awards for her courses at MIIS.
Moyara is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS). She served for several years on the Editorial Advisory Board of Money Laundering Alert and has published many articles and book chapters on topics related to threat finance. Moyara also conducts training domestically and overseas for the US government, the United Nations and the private sector.
In June 2020, Moyara was featured in a Vanity Fair video. Watch here.
Liat Shetret is Director of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Policy at Solidus Labs. She has formerly worked as the Senior Advisor for Crypto-Policy and Regulation at Elliptic, a blockchain analytics company. She has also held roles at the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Citigroup Bank, the Global Center on Cooperative Security and the US House of Representatives Committee for Homeland Security. She has extensive experience implementing technical-assistance programs, particularly in emerging markets and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Liat is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University and holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA in political science and psychology from the University of Illinois. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Wren York is a financial services professional with nearly 25-years of proven experience. He has held positions in a variety of financial institutions including commercial, community, investment, and private banking, as well as with a United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Banking Act of 1933.
Wren maintains a special focus on safety and soundness, consumer protection and technical business analysis. His strengths include a solid understanding of how regulatory requirements intersect, transactional monitoring, and customer and enhanced due diligence.
Wren’s work also includes data analytics and root cause analyses resulting in the identification of suspicious activity, accuracy in risk assessment and gaps associated with compliance management systems. He is well-versed on risk- and compliance-management requirements and best practices, and he has performed deep-dive assessments of financial institutions policies and procedures which have directly resulted in governance and risk-control process improvements and efficiencies.