Trish Emerson, CAMS—Charlotte, NC, USA

Trish Emerson is the senior director for Ally Financial, Inc.’s Enterprise AML Investigations Team where she is responsible for all anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing investigations, as well as other compliance activities.

Before joining Ally, Emerson was the AML investigations manager for the Wachovia/Wells Fargo East Coast financial intelligence unit located in Charlotte, NC. She has over 12 years of experience in the financial industry. In addition, she has a significant amount of experience in suspicious activity report investigations and operations integration.

Prior to her career in banking, Emerson was a special agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in Charlotte, NC. As a special agent, Emerson specialized in international narcotics and money laundering investigations, as well as homicide investigations.

Emerson attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice and minored in sociology. In June 2008, Emerson re­ceived her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certification from ACAMS. In addition, she is an active member of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter.

Her awards include the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association International Award of Honor and she is a recipient of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Southeast Region case of the year for which she also received the Special Agent of the Year Award.

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