Paulina M. Zurowska is a seasoned professional investigator who has been in the banking industry for ten years and retains an extensive background in anti-money laundering (AML). She is currently the assistant quality control anti-money laundering officer for BMO Harris Bank N.A. Her role consists of supporting the building of an AML QA program at BMO Harris as well as conducting QA reviews, various testing and AML governance and oversight reporting.
Prior to joining BMO Harris, she was the BSA department team lead at Park National Bank (U.S. Bank), where her primary role consisted of QA and oversight of daily department functions. While there, Zurowska advanced from her starting role as a BSA analyst (which focused on suspicious activity monitoring and investigations) providing her with a unique and detailed focus in investigative approach. Before joining Park in September 2007, Zurowska was employed by MidAmerica Bank (PNC) from 2002 and served in an array of retail positions. In 2006, Zurowska progressed to the Loss Prevention Department as an analyst and finally began her career in anti-money laundering in 2007.
Zurowska graduated in 2005 from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in Criminal Justice. She has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist since 2008. Zurowska is also part of the ACAMS Chicago Chapter's executive board. She has been the co-membership director for the chapter since March 2010. She is highly involved in chapter membership, specifically in the retaining and expansion of chapter membership.