Sara has extensive regulatory compliance and internal audit experience having worked in both consulting and industry over the past 25 years. She has provided regulatory compliance guidance to financial institutions ranging from small community banks to large, complex institutions. The range of her expertise includes having managed control audits in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and fraud, risk and control assessments, loan compliance audits, and compliance monitoring reviews.
Prior to joining CrossCheck, Sara was an AML Senior Audit Manager at USAA, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services company. She previously held internal audit and compliance management positions at U.S. Bank, Associated Banc-Corp, Johnson Financial Group (WI) and Wipfli LLP. She has led audit and compliance teams, consulted with business line managers, and worked collaboratively with senior and executive management.
Sara has been an instructor at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Real Estate Lending School and is a published author on AML audits, flood compliance requirements and enterprise risk management. She is also the leading author of updates to various editions of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Reference Guide to Regulatory Compliance and the ABA Reference Guide to Flood Compliance.
Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional (CAFP)