Board of Directors

Introducing our 2024 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.


Cindy Maxwell-Bathea


Cindy Maxwell-Bathea is VP, Community Development Compliance Officer at InterBank with 3 decades of experience in the banking industry. Cindy’s renowned analytical skills and savvy in regulatory trends have proven effective in achieving banking goals, namely though her specializations in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Compliance, corporate governance, regulatory best practices, and operational policies and procedures.  She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, and community committees, including United Way of Metro Dallas Financial Inclusion Roundtable, North Collin County Habitat for Humanity, United Way Pathways to Work Advisory Group, and Volunteer Center of North Texas, where she Co-developed innovative CRA solutions such as its online volunteer portal.  Cindy looks to bring her passion for executing CRA to the DACA team to continue to be a part of positive community impact in the North Texas area and beyond.


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.


Ari Helfenstein


“Through serving in consulting and industry roles, I have over 15 years of experience in compliance risk management. My practice emphasis includes enterprise and compliance risk management, internal audit, USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering Act compliance, and privacy compliance. I also have experience with co-sourced and outsourced AML staff augmentations, system implementations, risk assessments, and emerging technologies, including blockchain and cryptocurrency.

I am a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) in addition to holding a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) certificate. I hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.”


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.


Kristopher Coca


Bio coming soon.

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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.


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.


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.

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