Editorial Committees: Words of Inspiration

ACAMS Today Editorial Committees

Starting with one editorial committee, ACAMS Today  has expanded to five publications, seven online columns and numerous articles published on ACAMSToday.org since its inception in 2002. ACAMS Today , ACAMS Today Europe , ACAMS Today Español , ACAMS Today traditional Chinese , ACAMS Today simplified Chinese  and ACAMSToday.org have the support of three editorial committees comprised of experts and professionals working in the anti-financial crime (AFC) industry. In addition to contributing insightful and timely content, the editorial committees also provide contributor recommendations and supply useful information that give AFC professionals the tools needed to perform their duties in a resourceful and practical manner. ACAMS Today  editorial asked the committee members to share their favorite personal quotes and thoughts on career growth in the AFC industry.

ACAMS Today Editorial Committee

Elaine Rudolph-Carter

Elaine Rudolph-Carter, CAMS, committee chair
“With change around every corner, adaptability is the key for success.”
– Sanjeev Menon

Ed Beemer

Ed Beemer, CAMS-FCI
“You can’t rely on common sense if the sense isn’t common.”

Stacy Ivie

Stacey Ivie, CAMS
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle

Amy Wotapka

Amy M. Wotapka, CAMS
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius

Sanjeev Menon

Sanjeev Menon
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” –Abraham Lincoln

Jennifer Hanley-Giersch

Jennifer Hanley-Giersch, CAMS-Audit
“Professional money launderers use international trade to disguise dirty money. This helps fuel serious crime and terrorism. It facilitates corruption and hampers competition.” –Dr. Marcus Pleyer

Ari Redbord

Ari Redbord
“As we build a new financial system—permissionless, decentralized, cross-border value transfer at the speed of the internet—compliance officers and investigators are the tip of the spear when it comes to mitigating the risks from illicit actors. ACAMS has led the way over the last 20 years when it comes to providing the tools and training necessary for compliance officers. As the fight against fraud and financial crime moves to the digital battlefield, ACAMS is poised to help build the critical compliance infrastructure for the digital age.”

Robert Goldfinger

Robert Goldfinger, CAMS
“Pertaining to financial crime, the only thing permanent is change. Members of the ACAMS community must be prepared to address the change by being agile. This agility should have at its core communication, cooperation, collaboration and courage.”

Deborah Hitzeroth

Deborah Hitzeroth, CAMS-FCI
“Love what you do and never stop learning.”

Anne Marie Roderiquez

Anne Marie Lacourse
Stephan Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” once said, “Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.” The ACAMS Today Editorial Committee allows me to do just that.

ACAMS Today Europe Editorial Committee

Leonardo Real

Leonardo Real, CAMS, committee chair
“Follow the money!”

Ibrahim Yeku

Ibrahim Yeku, CAMS
“You cannot have a sound monetary policy without a sound anti-money laundering policy.”

Nathalie Bosse

Nathalie Bosse, CAMS
“Doing is better than saying.”

Remi Demelle

Rémi Demelle, CAMS
“Data sharing and collaboration between financial institutions is at the heart of financial crime-fighting. Without it, money launderers will leverage gaps between financial institutions to go through the cracks.”

ACAMS Today Español Editorial Committee

María de Lourdes Jiménez

María de Lourdes “Marilú” Jiménez, CAMS, committee chair
“Choosing financial crimes compliance is not for the faint of heart. Change is a constant; risk and sleepless nights are part of the game. To be prepared, benchmark, network, read, learn. The reward? A better world! What more can we ask from a job?”

Juan Augusto Botetano Villafuerte, CAMS
“The speed of learning more about AML is important, with the modernization of business and the advancement of technology, which requires being updated in a timely manner.”

Marbel Guilamo Pena

Marbel Guilamo Peña
“Ensuring the mitigation of money laundering, bribery and corruption is a commitment of all.”

Carlos Cabrera

Carlos Cabrera
“Time is like a river that carries us forward into encounters with reality that require us to make decisions. We can’t stop our movement down this river, and we can’t avoid those encounters. We can only approach them in the best possible way.” –Ray Dalio

Andres Chomczyk

Andrés Chomczyk Penedo
“Opportunities don’t happen; you create them.”
–Chris Grosser

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