Isabel Medrano heads WestStar Bank’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Department, Financial Intelligence Unit and is the BSA/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) officer. She has over 32 years of experience in the banking industry where she has worked in various capacities throughout her career. She has spent the last 16 years developing and overseeing WestStar Bank’s anti-money laundering (AML) and BSA/OFAC compliance programs.
Medrano has developed numerous AML detection best practices and delivered training sessions to federal and state law enforcement agencies. Medrano has also been invited to participate as a panel member at various financial crime conferences throughout Texas as an industry expert on the BSA and AML. Her expertise has been highlighted in various publications.
Medrano is an active member of ACAMS and ACFCS and holds her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential. Medrano is an active member of the EL Paso Area ACFE Chapter.
Medrano has many years of valuable experience and expertise in evaluating, analyzing, designing, revising and interpreting issues and policy recommendations. She also possesses insight into the types of challenges community banks face on the daily application of regulations and an “in the trenches” perspective of managing a BSA compliance program.