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ACFCS launches Washington, D.C. Chapter

Monday, July 10, 2017  
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New chapter brings power and resources of one of the nation's leading financial crime prevention certification and education associations to D.C. market

With a mission of promoting financial crime prevention competence among professionals in compliance, banking, security and other finance-oriented fields, the D.C. Chapter provides ACFCS education and networking opportunities to members.

The official Washington, D.C. Chapter Launch Party took place on June 29 and was hosted at Pepper Hamilton, LLP.  The event welcomed current members to the chapter and connected financial crime prevention professionals from around the D.C. area.

The Chapter globally connects members with fellow financial crime professionals equally committed to staying abreast of continuously changing financial crime trends, and improving results in compliance, investigations and enforcement.

In addition, Washington, D.C. Chapter members can take advantage of ACFCS local and national events, have exclusive access to ACFCS resources and information, and participate in members-only initiatives. Finally, the Chapter will offer practical guidance intended to detect, prevent and deter fraud and corruption."

The new Chapter will be led by a local Board of ACFCS-certified professionals:

  • Board Chair– Paul E. Pelletier
  • Co-Chair – Bruce Zagaris
  • Secretary – Mike Bombace
  • Communications Director – Debra Bonosconi 

"We're very excited to be one of the inaugural Chapters of ACFCS, offering professionals in this market access to a broad array of education, certification and practical resources offered by the association as well as direct access to industry experts," said Pelletier. "Our role is a critical one in building the capacity for a robust and effective global community of financial crime prevention and compliance professionals to successfully combat the proliferation of financial crime."

“This is a unique opportunity for professionals in the D.C. region to obtain the benefits of an integrated approach to financial crime, learn and network with other ACFCS professionals," added Zagaris.

More information is available at ACFCS Chapters.


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