Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Iris Smith is the managing director, chief AML and sanctions officer for TIAA and the dual-hatted board-appointed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer for TIAA, FSB. Prior to assuming this role in 2021, Smith served as the head of AML governance for TIAA Financial Solutions, where she led the money laundering risk assessment and governance program. Before joining TIAA in 2018, Smith held the title of AML program management director at Ally Financial. Smith also spent time at BB&T in a senior risk manager role in compliance testing and, earlier in her career, led a financial intelligence unit and was the deputy BSA officer at a large community bank.
Smith is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a board member of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter and a member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Money Laundering Interest Group, in addition to holding her Advanced CAMS-Audit designation. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently working toward her Master of Studies in Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, with graduation anticipated in 2023.