Donna Davidek—Marco Island, Florida, USA

Donna Davidek

Donna Davidek is SVP/BSA/AML/OFAC officer at IBERIABANK, a large commercial bank headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she oversees a team of BSA managers and investigators in Florida and Louisiana. Davidek and her team instituted and continue to maintain a sound and effective BSA program including the development of policies, risk assessments and procedures, as well as the recent implementation of a new AML software system.

Davidek began her banking career 25 years ago after moving to Marco Island, Florida from her hometown, Chicago. For 14 years she served in every capacity of retail banking services at local community banks and major national banks before turning her focus to compliance. On the founding team of a de novo bank, Davidek served as BSA, operations, compliance and training officer. She also had direct oversight of the Online Banking/Bill Payment and Debit Card Systems and the core processing system.

Prior to her current position, Davidek was SVP/director of compliance/BSA officer at a bank headquartered in Naples, Florida where she was responsible for the design, oversight and implementation of the bank’s BSA program, in addition to development, review and updating of policies, procedures and risk assessments across all business lines, products and services in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Throughout her career, Davidek has worked closely with Federal and State regulators while managing innumerable examinations. Davidek also regularly collaborates with law enforcement task forces, various divisions of the FBI, IRS Criminal Division, Secret Service, Homeland Security, DEA and ICE regarding criminal investigations.

Davidek retains membership in a Financial Crimes Peer Group and two compliance associations. She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and training sessions related to compliance and audit. Davidek’s commitment to continuing education is evident by her attendance at over 100 compliance and risk management related schools, seminars and webinars over the past 10 years, including: graduate of ABA Compliance School, 5 years of BSA School and numerous ABA and ACAMS conferences. Davidek is currently in the process of earning her ACAMS Advanced Audit Certification. 

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