Recorded on October 25-26 Washington, DC

23rd Annual

Bank Security Conference

Laser-focused on bank security for 23 years.

The 23rd Annual Bank Security Conference

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Kevin Smith
Welcome from Kevin Smith

Once again, I have the pleasure to coordinate the 2017 Security Officer's Workshop. After reviewing last year's evaluations, we've made some positive changes to the conference this year! We have also rebranded the event with a new name. For 22 years we've gone by the title "Security Officers Workshop," given that our attendees were mostly bank security officers, but we have renamed it this year to the "Bank Security Conference" - since the conference is geared toward anyone employed in or working with bank security. We have an agenda packed with topics that will provide valuable insight into the issues we all face today. The sessions will be led by professional speakers who are experts in their field - many of whom are associated with government agencies you deal with on a regular basis - and will address the training needs of security officers, investigators, fraud analysts, security operations personnel, and even auditors.

We have worked hard to continue providing attendees with the premier bank security training program available today - and this year is no exception! From presentations that focus on physical security and cyber threats, to interviewing suspects, and responding to subpoenas, and a powerful "Ask the Feds" panel discussion, you will not want to miss this year's event!

For the two-day conference, you can join us via live streaming audio and video right in your own office. The remote option allows you the added benefit of having your entire staff participate for one simple price! And you can access any of the sessions for 30 days.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet multiple training requirements. Think how easy it will be to answer the next examiner's question of, "When and what type of formal training has your security team received since your last examination?" We're looking forward to helping you respond to that question with extensive training provided at our Bank Security Conference. Many of you have made this your own annual (or primary) security training program and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. We hope that you can join us.

P. Kevin Smith, CPP
Director, Bank Security Conference
Editor, Bankers' Hotline Newsletter

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  •    Intimate knowledge of what goes through a bank robber's mind in planning his crime.
  •    What to do about the surge in ATM fraud and physical attacks.
  •    A new approach to interviews and interrogations.
  •    Innovative approaches to selling your program to the Board and Senior Management.
  •    Excellent tips on how to protect those front line employees from the threat of kidnap hostage and extortion.
  •    How to handle penetration testing procedures to satisfy those pesky regulators.
  •    Ways to recognize and deal with the little known threat of the dishonest female employee.
  •    Tips on how to identify and address the latest cyber security threats.
  •    How to handle those law enforcement and civil subpoena requests.
  •    The proper approach to working with federal law enforcement agencies on matters of mutual concern
  •    Important networking contacts - those you shared information with the last two days.

  •    To help you meet the security function's mission.
  •    To reduce/eliminate the opportunity for losses through internal and external theft or fraud.
  •    To protect all persons who are lawfully on the premises.
  •    To assist in the identification, apprehension and the prosecution of offenders.
  •    To recover missing, stolen or lost funds and property.

Pre-Conference Session, Basic Security Officer Training
Tuesday, October 24th, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Basic Security 101: A Starter & A Refresher Program

2-Day Workshop: October 25th-26th
8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (Wed)
8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Thurs)

LOCATION (2 options)

In-Person at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City (near the Reagan Airport in Alexandria, VA, OR Remote Video Streaming to your location.


Call for reservations or book your room online using the link below. The rate is $199 per night. If you call, be sure to mention Bankers' Hotline Bank Security Conference to get the room block rate. A limited number of rooms are available at this discounted event rate, so reserve your room ASAP. (Room block rate available through September 30, 2017.)

Hyatt Regency Crystal City (Reagan Airport)
$199/night, 703.418.1234
Online booking: Hyatt Regency Crystal City (Room Block)


CASUAL - Expected and accepted


2-Day Workshop: $1095 (In-Person), $1295 (Remote Streaming)
Pre-Workshop Sessions: $545 (In Person)


Online:  2017 Bank Security Conference Registration
Phone: 800.660.0080
FAX: 215.230.8318
Mail: PO Box 1632, Doylestown, PA 18901
Downloadable Registration Form








years in the making


Created by security professionals
for security professionals

Kevin Smith Kevin Smith
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Security 101: The Security Officer Role & Responsibilities

Security 101 is a pre-conference session designed for those who are new to the bank security world and for those who may need a refresher course in the regulations governing the issues related to the security function. Kevin will review the Bank Protection Act, UCC, Sarbanes Oxley, and much more to make you aware of your regulatory obligations and identify ways to achieve your goal of protecting company assets while staying within the lines of the coloring book. It is important for anyone associated with bank security (investigators, fraud analysts, anti-money laundering agents, and others) to understand the various technologies used to prevent or detect crimes against your institution, and this session will address all of those technologies. Security 101 is intended to give each attendee an appreciation for the regulatory, physical security and investigative environment, so they may understand how the bank security function may be viewed as a valuable contributor to the bottom line.

Specific elements of Security 101 include the following:

  • Recent changes and case law related to the Bank Protection Act.
  • The realities of conducting bank security investigations.
  • Proven investigative methodologies through a discussion of specific case studies.
  • The benefits of using a case management system and process for
              asset recoveries,
              SAR reporting requirements, and
              gathering information for regular management reports.
  • Using the investigative process to reduce future losses.
  • How regulations might actually increase the prospect of loss recoveries.
  • Discussion of current trends in fraud, including ATM Skimming and identity theft.
  • How investigations may be used to satisfy training requirements of the Bank Protection Act.
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.
  • How the Right to Financial Privacy impacts the investigative process.
  • The importance of working with Law Enforcement to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.
P. Kevin Smith
Michael Bacon
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Selling Your Ideas and Risk Management Programs to Senior Management

For most Security Directors, Security Managers, or designated Bank Security Officers the concept of selling senior management on proactive ideas or security risk management programs is a daunting task, often avoided, or at a minimum put off until an unfortunate incident occurs or when senior management challenges the status quo. Being accountable for the safety and security of an organization's assets, employees, and customer base is an extremely challenging endeavor. From the countless risks and incidents we are preparing for, responding to, and mitigating against, to the bureaucracy and budget limitations we must manage through. How does one go from just "surviving" in this environment to a state of "thriving"? This presentation will highlight real world risk management and leadership experiences that clearly demonstrate how properly executed business strategies and practices can in fact empower you to sell your ideas and risk management programs to senior leadership, all the while, transitioning one's self, team, and program from merely surviving to a state of organizational success and "thriving".

Attendees will hear directly from the founder and managing partner of Rezolvrizk "pronounced resolve risk", and former EVP and CSO of Wells Fargo, who has taken his 28 years of high quality financial institution experience and has identified the security leadership competencies that enables those responsible for security to develop, sell, and implement comprehensive security programs that efficiently and effectively protect an organization's people, assets, brand, and reputation.

Michael J. Bacon, CPP, CISSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jeff M. Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP

The goal of this session is to provide you with insight into emerging cybersecurity trends putting your institution at risk.

Trends: What are the top cybersecurity trends and why should I care? This session covers the latest trends in cybersecurity for financial institutions, such as the cybersecurity skills shortage, cloud and a shift to detection and response.

What cyber threats and vulnerabilities are putting financial institutions at risk- right now? We cover how to best understand the expected and actual business impact. How should I determine what are the priorities my institution's security professionals needing to know? What is the cybersecurity risk to the business?

  •    Ransomware myths
  •    The Internet of Things: What You Need to Know about Security, Privacy and Risk in a Connected World
  •    How AI, automation, and cloud visibility will shape the future of Cybersecurity.
  •    The risk revolution-disrupt the status quo
What Security Mangers can do?
  •    Assure the C-suite and the Board of Directors understands cybersecurity risk.
  •    Managing the next generation of Cyber Security Risk
  •    What are the fraud vulnerabilities of Blockchain? What does the financial institution need to consider as blockchain grows?
  •    Cybersecurity liabilities: Controlling cybersecurity risk through contractual indemnification
  •    Use of a Cybersecurity Risk Registry- NOW
  •    Managing Cybersecurity risk in the age of social media
  •    Legal and Regulatory Risk
  •    New Security Standards development
  •    Quantifying Security Risk and Aligning Security Risk with Business Strategy

Technology provides many advantages for financial institutions to become more efficient, discover new income, lower cost for the customers, etc. The velocity and volume of changes due to technology assures security managers the "agile security risk management program" is required. If the right program manages the right cybersecurity risk, the institution can thrive .

Jeff M. Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP
Christopher J. Carney

The challenge of protecting ATM's has been evolving since they first appeared in the U.S. market in September of 1969. Initial focus on threats and the risks of crime was centric to physical crime. However, over the years there have been dramatic changes regarding ATM security and the evolving risk landscape. New and transnational criminal activities are manifesting an entire new dimension of risk inclusive of frauds such as skimming and malware injections. Additionally, new physical attacks including cash trapping, ram raids and the potential for attacks utilizing explosives are changing the level of challenge. During this session, we will review an outlook on a host of issues associated with emerging ATM crime, examine recent trends and methods of attack, and moderate an interactive discussion on their causes and how to confront these challenges.

Christopher J. Carney
Charlie Price

Charlie will discuss how to apply what behavioral science teaches us about understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior to obtain the truth from a subject during an interview. Charlie will take us behind the scenes of real-life interviews and explain how the tactics and techniques he used to obtain confessions as an FBI Agent can also be used in private sector interviews and audits.

Charlie Price
Mary Beth Guard, Esq.

Hmmmm. So a federal government authority wants information on one of your customers. What's up with that? What does the form of records request tell you? What can you learn from what is being requested? When a customer of your institution is in the crosshairs of a federal government agency's investigation, the customer's financial records may be of vital assistance. Receiving a subpoena for the customer's information may lead to an "Aha!" moment on your part as you read between the lines and connect the dots between transactions you have wondered about. Perhaps the Feds haven't issued a subpoena - but they should and you want to tip them off. This session will brief you on protecting your bank from liability by knowing and following the proper parameters for cooperation and it will clue you in on how to reframe your view of the customer and their relationship with you, based upon what is sought, by whom, and through what method. From National Security Letters to federal grand jury subpoenas, we'll dissect the requests, sketch out what you can learn from them, and outline prudent courses of action.

Mary Beth Guard, Esq.
Stephanie Clarke

In November of 2015, a two-day nightmare unfolded for a branch manager and his family when they were held hostage in their home overnight and forced to extract cash from the bank's safe. Kidnap, hostage and extortion are known risks for financial institutions, but when it happens to you will you really be prepared? FBI Special Agent, Bank Security Director, Retail's Market Leader and Physical Security Manager will share insights and lessons learned into their experience managing through an intensive and highly publicized event. They will discuss details of the kidnapping, internal notification and response, law enforcement investigation, and impact on employees and operations. You will leave the session with lessons learned that may help you in improving your existing training program, security controls, and being better prepared for protecting your most important asset-people.

Stephanie Clarke
Ask the Feds Panel
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Ask the Feds

We've all been there before, wondering why the feds do some of the things they do. Well here's your chance to find out the reasons behind some of those strange policies or procedures that we all deal with on a daily basis. Representatives of the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, FinCEN, and the U.S. Postal Inspector's office will be available in a panel discussion to answer questions you may have about their respective operations. Using a Jeopardy style format to stimulate audience participation, these experts will answer questions from the audience as well as a few that are submitted in advance. So, if you have a question you'd like to ask one of our panelists, send it in to Prizes may be awarded to those who participate in this fun filled exercise.

U.S. Secret Service: Michael D'Ambrosio, Special Agent in Charge
FinCEN: Tom Lawler, Senior Liaison Officer
U.S. Postal Inspectors Office: Regina Faulkerson,Inspector in Charge
FBI: Steve D'Antuono, Section Chief, Financial Crimes Section
Clay Tumey

For as long as there have been banks, there have been people trying to figure out how to rob them. Times change and security improves, but despite the odds being stacked against them, criminals continue trying to rob banks.

This session will cover much of what a bank robber might look for in preparing to rob a bank. Included will be topics such as location selection, the robbery itself, and perhaps most important of all, the getaway.

Participants in this session can expect an interactive dialogue throughout the presentation as well as plenty of time at the conclusion for Q&A. It won't be a just-sit-and-listen presentation but, rather, an open conversation between security professionals and a former criminal. Please bring your curiosity and plenty of questions when you attend.

Clay Tumey
Kelly A. Paxton, CFE

Join renowned Pink Collar Crime expert Kelly Paxton to learn about Pink Collar Criminals. What is the difference between white and pink collar crime? The Pew Research Center just published a study showing that 40% of women are primary breadwinners. Often overlooked is that with this progress comes additional pressures which may lead to an increase in embezzlement. Women are now employed in positions where they have access to funds and are in holding the positions where embezzlement is generally most prevalent. In a 10 year period, female embezzlement arrests increased over 40% while male embezzlement arrests rose just 2%. You will learn about the differences between male and female embezzlers along with the "pink flags" that help identify potential risks. Kelly will show you what to look for in your business to make sure your most trusted employee is not a pink collar criminal.

Kelly A. Paxton, CFE
Luke Bencie

Due to the heavy financial costs of economic espionage, companies need to take steps to shore up their defenses. One way they can do it is a method known as a penetration test, or PENTEST. The primary objective of a penetration test is to simulate a corporate espionage attack � one taking place in the physical world, not the internet � thus allowing businesses to understand their office�s vulnerabilities before outsiders can exploit them. It�s important for companies, employees, and employers to internalize basic security hygiene, but security training alone isn�t enough � especially when companies may not know where they�re most vulnerable. Penetration tests make vulnerabilities visceral, turning the very abstract threat of espionage into an event that people can wrap their minds around. PENTESTs give employees a safe environment to experience firsthand how a malicious actor might try to take advantage of their trust.

Luke Bencie


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what people say

I attended the Security Officers Workshop in 2016 - which as always was Excellent!!!
Kathy D. Hutchinson VP/ Compliance Specialist & Security/BSA Officer, The Juniata Valley Bank
As always, a great conference full of relevant material and great speakers.
Julie Boyd Community Trust Bank
This year's conference was one of the best I have attended...There wasn't one session where I didn't learn something of value.
Christine Martin
I found this year's [2016] presenters simply awesome. Thank you for making this all possible. When I retire this year, I will be taking with me the memories of so many wonderful people that I have met over the many years and the knowledge that was gained by attending BOL's annual training.
Doug Young Champlain National Bank
Phenomenal 26 years of attending conferences all around the country, this one beats them all.
Robert Michels VP Security Officers, The First National Bank of Dennison
Having access to a live remote is perfect for those of us that are unable to attend in person. It is as if you are right in the room.
Kathie Pryor AVP Bank Operations/Security Officer, Community Bank Delaware
We participated via online, and thought it was a great way to learn so much without having to travel. We appreciate the content and the presentation delivery. It was well worth our investment and we will recommend your conferences for this very reason.
Deanna Voyles Senior Manager, Deposit & Security Operations, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, KS
Truly a great security program. Consistent high quality, and different subjects each year. You help keep me up-to-date. Keep up the good work!
Richard D. Miller Sr. VP, Cashier, Security Officer, Imperial Bank, Inglewood, CA
Best workshop ever!
Michele Beck Security Officer, Harleysville Savings Bank, Harleysville, PA


Meet our professionals

P. Kevin Smith


Editor, Bankers' Hotline

P. Kevin Smith is a Certified Protection Professional through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). A former Lieutenant from the Wilmington Delaware Police Department, Kevin has spent more than 23 years as a senior security manager in the financial services and communication industries. Recently retired as the VP of Asset Protection for Navient Solutions Inc. (formerly Sallie Mae, Inc.), a $200 billion student lending organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Kevin now serves as the Chief Editor for Bankers' Hotline, the premier monthly trade newsletter for bank security professionals.

Michael J. Bacon


Managing Partner

Michael has over 28 years of high quality experience within the corporate world of risk management, HR, audit, facilities, and security. For the last two years, as the managing partner of Rezolvrizk, Michael has provided expert security, investigation, and emergency program assessments and program development consultancy services to several financial institutions, high-tech companies, start-ups, and fortune 500 organizations spanning a number of industries.

In his last corporate role, Michael served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Wells Fargo. In this role, he led ten divisions of over 400 professionals whose collective mission was to prevent and mitigate risk and loss associated with security incidents, emergencies, data breaches, and employee misconduct matters covering 280K plus employees located at over 10k facilities across the U.S. and 36 countries. During his tenure at Wells Fargo, he developed a comprehensive and resilient enterprise-wide security and emergency preparedness program which successfully withstood an extended period of high volume and highly publicized risks and incidents. Prior to Wells Fargo, Michael served for 13 years at Bank of America in a variety of leadership positions across the U.S.

Michael is a vetted member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and he maintains certifications as a Certified Protection Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Senior Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional. He has a Bachelors in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Science in Business from the University of Maryland University College.

Note: Michael's role at Wells Fargo has recently been highlighted in a very positive light as a result of a Wells Fargo Board of Directors independent investigation into the company's sales practices. Please see the April 15, 2017 MarketWatch article entitled "10 Shocking Passages from the Wells Fargo report on aggressive sales practices" (bullet #8) as an example.

Luke Bencie


President/Managing Director,
Security Management International, LLC

Luke Bencie is the Managing Director of Security Management International (SMI) and the author of �Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler� and �Global Security Consulting: How to Build a Thriving International Practice.� Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of police, intelligence and military officers in the U.S. and abroad in the fields of counterterrorism, counterintelligence and operational surveillance.

Prior to establishing SMI, Mr. Bencie was a senior security consultant for Raytheon Company in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division. Mr. Bencie previously served on the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Emergency Support Team. In this capacity, he was responsible for immediately responding to terrorist attacks carried out against U.S. targets overseas; subsequently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other global hotspots.

Mr. Bencie holds graduate degrees in National Security Studies from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and The American Military University, as well as an MBA from the University of Sarasota. He received his BA from Michigan State University and completed further course work from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Training Academy, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Mr. Bencie has been a keynote speaker for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) in McLean, Virginia, the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) in Melbourne, Australia, as well as the International Spy Museum, along with various universities. He has lectured at the Pentagon, regarding the latest espionage threats facing military personnel during their overseas deployments. Mr. Bencie has also been a consultant to Paramount Pictures, where he lectured to Hollywood reporters about espionage and surveillance methods for the release of the movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

Christopher J. Carney


CJC Security & Risk Consulting Associates, LLC

Mr. Carney is a security executive and industry leader with over 30 years of experience. He began his career in financial security in 1979 at the age of 22, just 11 years after the Bank Protection Act of 1968 became regulatory law. At the age of 27, Mr. Carney was appointed Director of Corporate Security for a Boston based bank, Bank of New England, which prior to it being placed into federal receivership in 1991, was the 14th largest financial holding company in the United States. In 1994 Mr. Carney was appointed SVP and Chief Security Officer for Fleet Financial Group which grew to a "top 10" firm before his departure in 2000. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Mr. Carney served as Chairman of the Boston Bank Clearinghouse Security Subcommittee, Chairman of the Massachusetts Bankers Association Security Committee, as a member of the New York Clearinghouse Protection Committee, as a member of the Bank Industrial Technology Secretariat (BITS) Fraud Working Group and as the first Chairman of the American Bankers Association's Fraud Prevention Oversight Council which had oversight for the Anti-Money Laundering, Information Infrastructure and Privacy Subcommittees. In 1998 Mr. Carney and a group of his peers formed the "Best Practices Fraud Summit", a group consisting of the twenty largest financial institutions in the United States focused on how the firms were losing funds to fraud and crime. The group began efforts to "share" successful strategies for identifying and combatting criminal activities.

In 2000, Mr. Carney was recruited by a Netherlands based global, intelligence software firm, SYFACT, to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Industry Solutions and launch business operations in North America. His achievements included securing relationships with financial firms such as Citigroup, Royal Bank of Canada and State Street Bank.

Mr. Carney was recruited in 2004 to join Tyco Integrated Security/ADT as Manager of Business Development supporting the Financial and Banking National Account Team focused on the top three hundred largest banks in North America. During his tenure with TYCO/ADT Mr. Carney was instrumental in bringing the ADT Anti-Skim Solution to market. He also was responsible for building and launching ADT Risk Review, a professional consulting service focused on Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation.

In 2011 Mr. Carney was recruited to serve as Director, Security Services for Diebold Inc. In this role he served as Diebold's security industry "visionary" and led a technology team focused on complex security solutions and services directed to the U.S. financial services industry. He was responsible for serving as liaison between headquarters executive management, global marketing, product management and the sales organization to create best-in-class security solutions. Additionally he was charged to work with developing new business opportunities, initiating strategic alliances and evaluating teaming and supplier relationships.

Following his departure from Diebold Inc. in 2013, he formed and is President of CJC Security & Risk Consulting Associates, LLC. His firm specializes in advising clients with regard to the comprehensive and changing threat landscape as well as the challenges and responsibilities associated with Security, Crime, Risk, Intelligence and Technology.

Mr. Carney holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University in Boston.

Stephanie Clarke


SVP & Director
Physical Security Solutions

Stephanie Clarke is SVP & Director of Physical Security at KeyBank. She has spent twenty-five years of her career focused on electronic and physical security, investigations and bank operations. Stephanie is Chairman of the American Bankers' Association-Bank Security Committee, which is comprised of security leaders from the top financial institutions. She currently serves on the ASIS Banking & Financial Services Security Council that provides a resource for security professionals to participate in educational programs, share best practices, surveys, and open discussions. Stephanie is a member of KeyBank's Women's Executive Network that is comprised of female leaders from various lines of business. The network's objective is to support members at KeyBank so that they can reach their full leadership potential by providing opportunities to grow through networking, community involvement and professional development.

Michael D'Ambrosio


Special Agent in Charge
United States Secret Service

Michael D'Ambrosio is the Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division (CID). In his current position, Mr. D'Ambrosio oversees the planning and coordination of domestic and international criminal investigations involving counterfeiting, financial, electronic and cybercrimes. These investigations include the counterfeiting of US and foreign currency, bank fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, access device fraud, electronics communications fraud, computer fraud, network intrusions and identity crimes.

Mr. D'Ambrosio currently provides strategic oversight to the 141 Secret Service domestic and 21 foreign field offices. Additionally, Mr. D'Ambrosio is responsible for the administration and resourcing of 40 Electronic Crime Task Forces (ECTF) and 46 Financial Crimes Task Forces (FCTF).

Mr. D'Ambrosio began his Secret Service career in 1997, as a Special Agent assigned to the New York Field Office, after serving 5 years as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. D'Ambrosio has since served in numerous supervisory positions which include Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the James J. Rowley Training Center, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office.

Mr. D'Ambrosio served as the National Special Security Event coordinator for the visit of Pope Francis to New York in September 2015 and was selected as the Assistant Detail Leader for Candidate Trump during the 2016 Campaign. Mr. D'Ambrosio is a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Mr. D'Ambrosio obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Siena College, Albany, NY In addition he holds a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Cyber Security from the National War College, as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. In January 2015, he completed The Key Executive Leader Certificate program at American University's School of Public Affairs. In addition, Mr. D'Ambrosio is an adjunct professor at Norwich University in the undergraduate Criminal Justice and Cyber Security program.

Steve D'Antuono


Section Chief, Financial Crimes Section
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. D'Antuono began his career with the FBI in 1996 as a Forensic Accountant assigned to the Boston Division, Providence Resident Agency. While in the Boston office, he supported investigations involving financial crimes, public corruption, organized crime, drugs, and counterintelligence. He received an appointment as a Special Agent in July 1998 and was subsequently assigned to the Washington Field Office. While in the Washington Field Office, he worked criminal investigations focusing on federal/state/local public corruption, law enforcement corruption, government fraud, mortgage fraud and other financial crimes. In January 2005, Mr. D'Antuono was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) and transferred to the FBI Academy as the White Collar Crime (WCC) Instructor. In this capacity, he instructed New Agents, Analysts, National Academy students and on-board employees in all aspects of WCC, case management and terrorism financing. In January 2008, he transferred to the Washington Field Office and became the SSA for the District of Columbia/Federal public corruption and government fraud squad where he supervised several of the FBI's largest public corruption investigations. In July 2014, he was designated as the St. Louis Field Office's Assistant Special Agent in Charge responsible for the all Criminal Investigative Programs, SWAT, training and numerous Resident Agencies as well as Administrative Programs. While in St. Louis, he oversaw the Michael Brown Civil Rights investigation as well as the crisis response during the Ferguson, Missouri unrest. In August 2017, Mr. D'Antuono was designated Section Chief of the Financial Crimes Section. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Rhode Island and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Regina L. Faulkerson


Inspector in Charge
United States Postal Inspection Service

Regina Faulkerson is Inspector in Charge (INC) of the United States Postal Inspection Service's Criminal Investigations Group, National Headquarters (Washington, DC). She oversees the Inspections Service's nationwide criminal programs, which includes Mail Fraud, Mail Theft, Violent Crimes, Prohibited Mailing & Narcotics, Child Exploitation, Revenue Investigations and Money Laundering.

Prior to transitioning to National Headquarters, INC Faulkerson was the INC of the Fort Worth Division (2014-2016). She provided executive leadership to over 85 USPIS employees in Northern Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, including Postal Inspectors, Postal Police Officers, and Professional, Technical and Administrative employees.

INC Faulkerson was appointed to the position of United States Postal Inspector in 1999. During her 17-year career, she was assigned as an Inspector in Boston, Massachusetts (1999-2005), a Team Leader in Charlotte, North Carolina (2005-2011), and an Assistant Inspector in Charge in Los Angeles, California (2011-2014). In each of these roles, she either conducted or oversaw criminal investigations that led to state or federal prosecutions.

INC Faulkerson began her law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the Tennessee Valley Authority's Office of the Inspector General (Knoxville, Tennessee). She received certification in Executive Management and Leadership through MIT's Sloan Executive Education Program. Her organizational affiliations include the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI), and the Executive Women in Government (EWG).

INC Faulkerson earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While at UT, she was a member of the Lady Volunteer Basketball Team headed by coaching legend Pat Summitt. During INC Faulkerson's four-year stint, the Lady Volunteers claimed two national championships, and she earned All-SEC academic honors.

Mary Beth Guard


Editor Emeritus and Co-founder
Bankers Online

Mary Beth Guard is one of the four co-founders of BankersOnline and is now Editor Emeritus, after more than 16 years of serving as Executive Editor. She was instrumental in the creation and expansion of BankersOnline, as well as the launch more than a decade ago of BOL Conferences, Inc. and its continued operation and growth. Mary Beth is also the director of, the premier subscription-based compliance service now being offered online. Also, Mary Beth serves as CEO of Glia Group, Inc., which produces BOL Learning Connect. For more than three decades, Mary Beth has utilized her background as an attorney to focus on banking industry issues, first as general counsel for the Oklahoma State Banking Department, then as general counsel for the Oklahoma Bankers Association, prior to her work with BankersOnline.

Mary Beth has presented training programs for virtually every major national financial industry association, as well as more than a dozen state bankers associations and a host of other organizations. She has served on the faculty of several graduate schools of banking and is a frequent presenter of webinars and seminars. In addition, Mary Beth has written more than a thousand banking-related articles and is BOL Guru #1.

Thomas K. Lawler


Senior Liaison Officer

Tom Lawler currently serves as a Senior Liaison Officer within the Domestic Liaison Division at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in Washington, D.C. The Liaison Division works to better ensure industry compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act through supporting, overseeing, and working in partnership with the Federal Functional Regulators, Foreign Financial Intelligence Units, and the State Regulatory Agencies that examine for Bank Secrecy Act Compliance. Mr. Lawler's current duties at FinCEN include direct liaison to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). Prior to joining FinCEN Mr. Lawler spent two decades plus running the Compliance, Risk Management and Security divisions of two Regional Bank Holding Companies as well as a State Chartered Credit Union.

Kelly A. Paxton


Licensed PI, Social Media Intelligence Analyst
K Paxton LLC

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and Social Media Intelligence Analyst.

Ms. Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. Ms. Paxton was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance. She worked white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She also was responsible for the district's undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. She testified at Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington. Ms. Paxton has been the affiant on numerous search and seizure warrants.

Kelly has worked in the public and private sector. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Kelly is also the proud owner of, a passion of hers about women embezzlers in the workplace.

Charlie Price


Managing Director
MorganFranklin Consulting

Charlie Price served as a Special Agent of the FBI for over 28 years and was the lead investigator on numerous high-profile national and international investigations. Charlie developed a national reputation as an expert in the art of interviewing, and he personally obtained signed-statement confessions from a diverse group of subjects, including confessions that were instrumental in convicting two sitting members of Congress and a spy. In 2011, Charlie received the Director's Award for Excellence in HUMINT (Human Intelligence), the FBI's highest award, for interviews and interrogations he performed on classified national security matters while deployed to Afghanistan.

Charlie is currently a Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting, where he leads their Corporate Investigations and Dispute Solutions practice. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary, and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining the FBI, Charlie served as a CPA at Arthur Andersen & Co., performing financial statement audits in the financial services industry.

Jeff M. Spivey


Security Risk Management, Inc.

Jeff M. Spivey, a career security professional, is President of the consultancy Security Risk Management, Inc. and a Strategy Advisor to RiskIQ, a leading-edge Risk Intelligence company used by major banks and global businesses.

Early in his career, Mr. Spivey was a senior Security Manager with North Carolina National Bank (later Bank of America) and is currently a co-author of the Bank Security Desk Reference.

Jeff exercises both a strong strategic and working knowledge of the evolving cybersecurity and traditional security risks landscape using risk principles integrating with the benefits of an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework. His grasp of the people, process and technology components needed for an excellent security program allow him to design a holistic approach to security� of all of the security domain.

Mr. Spivey demonstrates a unique understanding of both traditional and cyber security risk management as demonstrated in helping clients understand their security related risk and how to best manage these risk. Through a process of security risk discovery, security related design and implementation of "aware and agile" security risk management programs, security aware communities and businesses are built.

Mr. Spivey is a member of the 2016-17 International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Auditing and Control Association (ISACA) and past International President and Chairman of the Board of ASIS International (ASIS), the world's premier association for security management.

He continues to earn the most relevant certifications in the security profession, ISACA's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), ASIS's Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and the Physical Security Professional (PSP) and team member of creating PSP.

Jeff Spivey is a member of the US States Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and served four years on the Advisory Board for the protection of Federal Judges under the US Department of Justice. He is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. He is past Vice President of ISACA's International Board of Directors, past chair of ISACA's Relations Board, past member of ISACA's Strategic Advisory Council. And the ISACA Governance Advisory Council.

Clay Tumey


Former Bank Robber & Author

Clay Tumey is a former criminal from Texas who has always preferred the road less traveled. He turned to crime at the age of 26 after struggling to find fulfillment at work and at home. His crime of choice: Bank Robbery.

Tumey committed three robberies in 2006 and initially avoided legal trouble by simply remaining private and not telling anyone what he'd done. However, after becoming a father near the end of 2006 and wanting to pursue major changes in his life, Clay ultimately decided to turn himself in and admit responsibility for his crimes.

He has since authored The Blue Chip Store: How Bank Robbery Changed my Life, an autobiography detailing how a harmless class clown grew up to find himself evaluating life in a prison cell. For most people, the distinction between prison and freedom is obvious. For Clay, however, the journey to true freedom began with a set of handcuffs.

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