Lauren Kohr, CAMS, CAMS-FCI

Senior Director of AML of Americas at ACAMS
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Currently, Ms. Kohr serves as the Senior Director, AML of Americas for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).

Ms. Kohr’s background includes more than sixteen years of experience in the anti-financial crime sector with significant experience in Banks Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and sanctions compliance, managing complex regulatory issues and remediation projects, and facilitating public and private partnerships to develop effective strategies to combat illicit financial activities. She serves as a subject matter in AML/Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) and advanced financial crime investigations.

Previously, Ms. Kohr served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and BSA Officer at Old Dominion National Bank (ODNB) in Tysons Corner, VA. As the SVP, CRO, Ms. Kohr was responsible for Old Dominion’s enterprise risk management program, including leading the bank’s AML/BSA and OFAC program. Before her role at ODNB, Ms. Kohr served as the V.P./Director of AML/BSA/OFAC at Metro Bank in Harrisburg, PA. During this time, she was responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program, including the USA Patriot Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and OFAC regulations.

Ms. Kohr was the 2016 ACAMS AML Professional of the year, authored the 2016 ACAMS Article of the Year, and in 2019 awarded the U.S. Capital Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships. Ms. Kohr is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences, both domestically and internationally, for the public and private sectors on AML/BSA/OFAC and CTF-related topics. She serves on the ACAMS Advisory Board, ACAMS U.S. Capital Board of Directors, AML Partnership Forum Board of Directors, and Empowering Together: Women in AML initiative.

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  • "Organized retail theft is a low-risk, high-reward crime that generates nearly $70 billion in the United States alone, and much of that
    sum is routed into financial institutions under the guise of legitimate sales made through online marketplaces. For this reason, it is critical that banks and other financial institutions are not only aware of the scale of the problem but also actively work to identify and report related suspicious activity."

    8 June 2022
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