Stephanie Bye, CAMS—Washington, USA

Stephanie Bye, CAMS—Washington, USA

Stephanie Bye is the senior vice president of Financial Crimes for Quontic Bank. She has served as an anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) expert in several capacities, including as a risk management examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, risk management officer at a California-based community bank and senior director of BSA at a large credit union.

Outside her official work responsibilities, Bye moderates a monthly AML/BSA discussion forum with over 100 participants across 106 financial institutions. In addition, she regularly partners with the nonprofit FinAbility to raise awareness about access to financial services for abuse victims by speaking at various events and contributing to informational materials. She also contributes to ACAMS Today; her latest article: “Financial Abuse Typologies,” can be found on In addition, Bye presented at the conference interaction “AML War Games: Interactive Challenge for Mastering AML Investigations,” during the 2023 ACAMS Assembly Las Vegas.

Bye received her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation, along with the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in law and society and a Master of Science in accountancy. Bye is in the final year of Pacific Coast Banking School and is working on her management report, which focuses on opportunities to reduce identity theft and improve identity verification practices. She is also pursuing her certification as a victim advocate to deepen her work in this space.

  1. Stephanie Bye, “Financial Abuse Typologies,” ACAMS Today, December 13, 2023,

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