Lauren Sparks, CAMS—Houston, TX, USA

Lauren Sparks, CAMS and President of Third Party Resources, Inc. (3PR), is a Co-Director of the new ACAMS Houston Chapter. A Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) with over 30 years in community banking, Sparks and the 3PR staff of bankers enthusiastically offer Risk Management services to community banks in three states. 3PR administers consumer compliance audit, regulatory compliance consulting, exam response, internal audit programs and training for its clients, emphasizing solutions that fit the institution.

Most recently, Sparks acted as National Director in Risk Management Services for Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions, a national consulting firm. There she provided risk management services, specializing in special projects and high-risk engagements. In addition, she has spoken and presented at the ABA National Compliance Conference and the NACHA Payments Conference. She holds an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation, and has written articles for various banking organizations and publications. Sparks has also edited the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of the ABA Regulatory Guide to Regulatory Compliance. She is a graduate of Colgate University in New York with a degree in International Relations & Spanish.

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