July’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Stacy Albers, CAMS. Albers serves as a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer at First Bank & Trust, a $3.7 billion community bank located in the Midwest. During her 10 years in the anti-financial crime industry, Albers has been focused on Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) investigations and compliance. Prior to joining the banking industry, she was a crime scene investigator for nine years. Her passion for investigating, uncovering criminal activity and finding solutions translated seamlessly from law enforcement to her work in the financial industry.
As a BSA officer, Albers oversees the BSA program throughout the organization including nationwide credit card, prepaid card and lending programs. She supervises a team of BSA/AML investigators, files suspicious activity reports and currency transaction reports, trains staff and the board of directors, oversees a group of BSA liaisons located in each branch of the bank and manages enhanced due diligence reviews.
Albers has a passion for learning and maintains the Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) certification as well as the Certified BSA/AML Professional (CBAP) certification, in addition to her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of South Dakota and a master’s in forensic science from George Washington University.
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