Board of Directors

Introducing our 2023 Dallas Area Compliance Association Board of Directors


Chrysti Petersen


Chrysti has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years with a background in operations, regulatory compliance, risk management, BSA, project management, auditing and consulting. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Compliance at Ciera Bank in Fort Worth and is responsible for oversight of the Compliance, BSA, and Fraud departments. Chrysti holds the designations of Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Amy Thorpe


Amy Thorpe, CRCM, CAMS is the VP, Compliance Officer and BSA Officer for Texas Brand Bank. She began her banking career as a teller over 10 years ago at a small, East Texas Community Bank. She has been with Texas Brand Bank for over 6 years. She obtained her CRCM certification in 2015 and her CAMS certification in 2018 (with the help of a DACA scholarship). Amy became a member of DACA shortly after moving to the Dallas area to take a position with Texas Brand Bank and as of 2019, is now serving as treasurer to the DACA board.


Gene Collett


Gene has held management and compliance roles in financial services for 20 years and currently serves as a regional Managing Principal for Capco. He is a speaker and frequent contributor of articles to financial publications on compliance and risk topics. His areas of expertise include lending, deposit operations, loan servicing, consumer complaints and fair lending/servicing. Gene has performed dozens of audits and risk assessments, as well as exam preparation work, for clients regionally and nationwide. He previously held compliance and management roles at Capital One and CitiFinancial. Gene holds the CRCM certification and has an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

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Alyson Trout


Alyson Trout is the Chief Risk Officer for Pegasus Bank, responsible for management and oversight of the Compliance and BSA Departments while also conducting various Internal Audits. Her banking career started on 9/11 and since that time she’s worked in almost every community banking department, with a few detours to provide compliance and regulatory oversight to vendors or align with other DACA partners in the compliance/audit field. She obtained her CRCM in 2013 (through a DACA recommendation and scholarship!). Alyson proudly joined the DACA Board in 2019 and is currently serving in the Communications role.


Rhonda Coggins


Rhonda Coggins, CRCM, first became a member of DACA in 1994 and has served on the DACA Board since 2004. She is the National Compliance Services Director for Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions. She has over 38 years of experience in the banking industry. In her current capacity, Rhonda provides advice and opinion on a variety of regulatory matters to institutions on a nationwide basis. Previously, she supervised the quality control process for the firm, has conducted numerous consumer compliance audits and fair lending assessments and also regularly delivers employee and board training programs. She also previously served as a Vice President, State of Texas Compliance Officer, for one of the largest commercial banks in the United States. In 2010, Rhonda was a speaker at the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference. She has held various positions on the DACA Board, including President.


Chris Suarez


Chris is a regulatory compliance professional with over ten years of banking experience. He holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) professional designations. Mr. Suarez has served on the DACA Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President of Technology and President.

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Bernice Ross


Bernice Ross, CRCM, CAMS is SVP and Director of Compliance, CRA and Fair Lending for Veritex Community Bank. She has worked in the financial services industry for more than 30 years in a supervisory capacity over various departments responsible for audit, BSA, compliance, community reinvestment, fair lending, HMDA, mortgage origination, mortgage servicing and special assets, to name a few.  When not working she enjoys working in the yard and spending time at the lake.

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Mike Cockrell


Mike has 29 years of general banking experience; 19 focused on Compliance and/or BSA. Since 2016, he has served as the Compliance and CRA Officer of PointBank (in Pilot Point), directing the bank’s compliance management program and, in 2022, Mike was appointed as BSA Officer.


Honor Fair


Honor provides a wide range of compliance consulting services to clients related to consumer regulatory compliance and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Honor has nine years of experience as a consultant for RSM. She has participated in numerous consulting engagements for financial institutions ranging in size from $150 million to $22 billion in assets. Honor performs consulting duties and conducts consumer compliance reviews, covering areas of consumer regulatory compliance and BSA. She exhibits particular strength in BSA, deposit operations, lending compliance and Home Mortgage Disclosure (HMDA) compliance.


Paula Taylor


Paula has held many management and compliance roles in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is currently the Director, Compliance for Co-op Solutions, a digital solutions Fin-tech partner for the credit union industry. Her areas of expertise include Reg Z, Reg E and BSA. Paula obtained her CAMS certification in 2008 and, in 2011, obtained her NCCO, NAFCU’s Certified Compliance Officer designation.  Paula joined the DACA board in 2022 and is now serving as a director.



Linda Crank


Linda Crank is the Senior Vice President & Director of CRA with Centennial Bank / Happy State Bank a Division of Centennial Bank. With over 39 years of financial service industry experience specializing in CRA/HMDA/Fair Lending/UDAAP, she has had a specialized emphasis on exam management, risk assessments, data, and performance analytics in addition to her work with non-profits. Prior to joining Centennial Bank, she held multiple senior leadership roles at both financial institutions as well as financial service providers. Ms. Crank has served on the DACA Board since 2011.


Abimael Ojeda


Bio coming soon.


Kristopher Coca


Bio coming soon.

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