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 complex 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 Anti-Money Laundering 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 (a $500 billion national bank), Associated Banc-Corp (a $22 billion regional bank holding company), Johnson Financial Group (a $5 billion financial holding company) and Wipfli LLP, a Midwest accounting and consulting firm. She has led audit and compliance teams, consulted with business line managers, and worked collaboratively with senior and executive management.

Sara is a past instructor at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Real Estate Lending School and a published author on AML and loan quality control audits.


Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, CRCM

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, CAMS

Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional, CAFP