January’s 2017 ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Joseph Mari, CAMS. Mari was recognized for the critical role he has played in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Mari is currently the senior manager of major investigations in the AML financial intelligence unit at Bank of Montreal. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating complex cross-compliance investigations on an international client base, as well as leading risk intelligence initiatives associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. In addition, Mari is a subject-matter expert in blockchain and cryptocurrency, with a particular focus on regulatory issues, and he coauthored “When Two Worlds Collide,” an ACAMS Today article on blockchain and money laundering. Among other contributions to AML, Mari is the lead coordinator for Project Protect, an initiative to combat money laundering and human trafficking.