This segment of the award-winning AML Now, features John J. Byrne, ACAMS’ executive vice president. At this year’s 13th Annual ACAMS European Conference, Byrne discussed the global topics of de-risking, nonprofit organizations, financial abuse and more.
John Byrne is the executive vice president of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), a global organization with over 48,000 members. Byrne is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney and one of the leading AML community voices for over 30 years. He has experience in a vast array of financial service related issues, with particular expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and governance, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy and terrorist financing. He has written over 100 articles and blogs on AML, financial crime and privacy; represented the financial sector in this area before the United States Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets.
Byrne has received a number of awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field. His podcast, “AML Now” (on iTunes) received a 2017 Communicator Award for hosting from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. John’s blog on AML and Fraud (found at http://www.bankingexchange.com) received a Gold Hermes Award in 2017. He is also on Twitter @jbacams2011.