Amy Wotapka, CAMS, is the Office of Foreign Assets Control and Bank Secrecy Act Officer at First American Bank. Wotapka’s banking career started in 1982 as a teller, ultimately landing in anti-money laundering compliance in 2001 under her mentor Jackie Santos at PNC Bank. From there, Wotapka transitioned to Capital One in various management roles.
Over the past 20 years, Wotapka has enjoyed many volunteer positions with ACAMS. Wotapka is a founding member of the ACAMS Richmond Virginia Chapter. Wotapka was also privileged to be a member of the Chapter Steering Committee for ACAMS. In addition to her many years as an ACAMS Today Editorial Committee member, Wotapka has authored dozens of articles for ACAMS Today. She earned the ACAMS Article of the Year Award in 2010. She has also moderated and presented on multiple webinars for ACAMS and has presented at both the Hollywood and Las Vegas national conferences.
In addition to her extensive volunteer work with ACAMS. Wotapka has taught courses in Economics for Bankers and Macroeconomics at the American Institute of Banking. She has a passion for helping animals and has volunteered with multiple dog rescues.
Wotapka received a Bachelor of Science degree from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in Pennsylvania.