Lauren Sparks is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) with over 30 years in community banking. Currently she is the President of 3PR, Inc. 3PR specializes in Risk Management, including Regulatory Compliance, BSA/AML Compliance and Internal Control Audits. The firm focuses on compliance, risk assessments, policy and procedures assistance, training, and risk-based audits. The goal at 3PR is to assist clients, both bank and non-bank institutions, in developing a sound and sustainable risk management program.
As a banker, Ms. Sparks held positions ranging from teller to Investment Supervisor to Cashier during her years at a community bank. After leaving the bank, Ms. Sparks practiced risk management in and around the Houston, TX area, administering consumer compliance, internal audit programs and training in the risk management discipline.
She acted as National Director in Risk Management Services for Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions, a national consulting firm. There she provided risk management services, specializing in special projects and high-risk engagements.
In addition to her CRCM, Ms. Sparks holds the designation of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Lauren also achieved an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation, and has written articles for various banking organizations and publications. Ms. Sparks has spoken and presented at the NA-CHA Payments Conference and presented as speaker and panelist at the ABA National Compliance Conference. Most recently she has edited the 2010-2016 editions of the ABA Regulatory Guide to Regulatory Compliance. In 2013 and 2015 she presented at the FFIEC Consumer Compliance Specialists Conference in Washington, D.C.
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