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Russ Horn has more than 20 years of professional technical and information security experience. He currently serves as the President of CoNetrix, a full-service information technology/security firm focused on serving financial institutions. In addition to performing IT audits and security consulting, he has taught technology courses at the university level, spoken at numerous security conferences, and published multiple security articles. Russ earned a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.S. degree in Management Information Systems, and has achieved the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified In-formation Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.

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Please join us on Wednesday, July 27th to hear Kenneth Proctor discuss Enterprise Risk Management.

Mr. Proctor is a recognized industry expert in Enterprise Risk Management. He is skilled in leading teams of executive managers and Directors through strategic change and organizational transformation and has created organizations and frameworks to effectively manage risk and compliance, improve operational efficiency and increase profitability for financial institutions ranging in size from $400 million to $65 billion in the U.S., Central and South America and Southeast Asia.

Mr. Proctor is a frequent speaker and author on financial institution topics including risk management, profitability improvement, technology use and other topics. He is a faculty member at LSU Graduate School of Banking and Southwest Graduate School of Banking as instructor in risk management.

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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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