On August 18, 2011, the ACAMS Southern California Chapter hosted a summer social mixer and learning event at the Irvine Marriott, drawing more than 50 attendees. The keynote speaker was Dennis Lormel, of DML Associates LLC, a subject matter expert in AML, terrorist financing, and fraud. Lormel previously worked for the FBI and has extensive experience in understanding how to follow the money associated with terrorist financing. Lormel was Co-Chair for the 2011 ACAMS 10th Annual AML Conference in Las Vegas.
Lormel’s remarks concerned his work-related role on 9/11/2001. Lormel delivered his remarks eloquently. Lormel shared his personal thoughts which touched the audience. Lormel reminded the audience that the effort of performing due diligence and financial investigations does protect financial institutions and protects the safety of the country. Lormel’s remarks were well received by the audience.
The evening’s raffle prize winners were:
- Michael Foucher–Wells Fargo Bank, 2012 Free ACAMS SoCal Chapter membership
- Ruth Chen–Wescom Credit Union, Free ACAMS Webinar
The Chapter’s sponsor for the evening came from GlobalVision Systems Inc., which also raffled grand prizes including 2 digital cameras and several $100 gift cards.
The evening was a perfect way to commemorate the chapter’s third anniversary.