On Monday, August 19, 2019, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Chicago Chapter held its first social event in a number of years at the offices of Crowe LLP in downtown Chicago. The event was a change of pace from the standard professional education format that has been provided to members since 2008. The evening featured a forum designed for networking and great conversations and was well attended by local anti-money laundering (AML) professionals.
During the event, David Williams of the Cook Counties Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC) was introduced to the chapter. CCROC recently partnered with ACAMS to have a large number of its members become Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS). Those individuals, represented primarily by various law enforcement agencies and corporations, are now also members of the Chicago Chapter. The Chicago Chapter will continue to develop a partnership with the CCROC to support collaboration and working relationships between the private and public sectors. For more information about CCROC, please visit their website: https://www.ccroc.us.
A special thank you goes out to the attendees as well Crowe LLP, the event sponsor. The chapter looks forward to providing more events such as this to members in the future.