Gene has held management and compliance roles in financial services for nearly 20 years and currently serves as the Regional Director of Finance, Risk and Compliance (FRC) Solutions 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 and CBAP certifications, and has an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Gary is a senior regulatory consultant for Wolters Kluwer. His experience in bank finance, operations, regulatory compliance and risk management spans more than 25 years, with specialties in the development and review of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) programs, regulatory compliance, deposit and lending operations, risk assessments, HMDA and the Community Reinvestment Act. Gary has also been in charge of BSA and Regulatory Risk for a leading business bank in San Antonio. Gary holds CRCM and CAMS certifications and has worked in regulatory consulting and public accounting mainly related to the financial services industry.
Mike has 24 years of general banking experience; 14 focused on Compliance. Since 2016, he has served as the Compliance and CRA Officer of PointBank (in Pilot Point), directing the bank’s compliance management program and supervising two Compliance Assistants. Mike has two adult children, Daniel and Mercy, and actively volunteers at his church, Hope Fellowship, as the Parking Ministry Captain, Men’s Bible Study Facilitator/Administrator, 12th-grade Boys Small Group Leader, Men’s Life Group Leader, and Motorcycle Ministry Administrator.
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. After spending five years in Houston, Bernice is happy to back in the Dallas area and her support of DACA.
James is a Senior Compliance Officer at Advanced Community Fund. He is responsible for community development administration including compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Also, his responsibilities include policy oversight, risk assessments, testing of controls and compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.
James has 15 years of experience with Pre-Funding Reviews, Quality Control Audits, Early Payment Default Reviews, HMDA Audits, Legal Compliance Reviews, Servicing Transfer/Audits, DU, LP, FNMA, FHLMC Guidelines, FHA, VA, GNMA Guidelines, Loan Modifications, Bond Loan Programs and Business Process Improvements.
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.
Linda is the Senior Vice President & CRA/Fair Lending Officer with Happy State Bank. She has over 32 years of financial industry experience with a background in regulatory compliance. Areas of focus include HMDA/CRA/fair lending with an emphasis on exam management, risk assessments, data integrity/quality reviews as well as performance analytics in addition to her work with non-profits. Prior to joining Happy State Bank she held management positions in HMDA/CRA/fair lending compliance as well as treasury, strategic planning/risk, marketing and pricing. Ms. Crank has served on the DACA Board since 2011 and was previously the association’s Conference Chair.
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 almost 3 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.
Alta Mantsch, CRCM, CAMS, CCBCO, is the SVP, Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer at Tolleson Private Bank. Alta has over 20 years of experience in financial institutions in various capacities, including branch and operational management, risk management and vendor management, in addition to regulatory compliance, including Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations, CRA, HMDA, and everything in between. Alta received her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation from ACAMS in 2007. Alta received the Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer designation from ICBA in 2011, and received the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation in 2013. Alta has been a member of the Dallas Area Compliance Association for several years, and has held the position of Vice President of Conference in 2015 and 2016.
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.
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 34 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.
Chrysti has worked in the financial industry for almost 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 and BSA departments. Chrysti holds the designations of Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. And, she is very excited to serve on the DACA Board of Directors!
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