Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

OUR MISSION

The mission of the ACFCS Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter is to provide education, collaboration and professional networking opportunities for those dedicated to the detection and prevention of financial crime.

Alexandra MacNeill

Chair

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Alexandra MacNeill (Chair) is currently the Senior Lead of Fraud Investigations at Uphold Inc., a crypto-currency exchange. She leads a team of three fraud analysts, conducting fraud investigations perpetrated against Uphold and its customers.

Prior to joining the Uphold team, Alexandra has worked at various financial institutions investigating financial crime. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice, which she received at the University of Phoenix.

As a new Texas resident, Alexandra loves exploring the Metroplex in her spare time trying new restaurants and taking in the sights.

Michael McIntosh

Programming Director

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Michael McIntosh (Programming Director) is an experienced and passionate BSA/AML professional located in Texas. Focused on helping fellow and prospective AML professionals reach new heights.

Julius Moye

Programming Director

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Julius Moye (Programming Director) works as a Senior Compliance Analyst in a global cryptocurrency exchange, where he oversees the company's AML program and works in compliance monitoring, leads state and federal regulatory examinations and coordinates money transmitter licensing activities. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner (CTCE). Prior to working at his current company, Julius earned two master's degrees in International Trade and National Security Studies with a focus on Financial Crime Management. During graduate school, he worked in compliance positions at various FinTech and traditional finance companies. Before graduate school, Julius served for three years in Peace Corps Ukraine where he met his wife who he lives with in the Bedford-Hurst-Euless area of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Tondalayo Wade

Programming Director

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Tondalayo Wade (Programming Director) is a Senior Financial Crimes Investigator at Intuit Inc. Wade has over 15 years of BSA/AML compliance experience in the Broker Dealer, Merchant Service, FinTech, Money Service Business and Banking sectors. She has extensive knowledge of compliance standards and best practices. In 2012, she obtained the Certified Financial Crimes Investigator professional certification from Utica College. In her spare time, Wade likes to travel and dabble in DIY projects.

Olufemi Atego

Events Manager

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Olufemi Atego (Events Manager) holds a Bachelor of Banking & Finance degree from the Lagos State University and a certificate in a Role Based Business Analyst course from Agile IT Tech, New Jersey. He has 7+ years of AML, Fraud Investigation, Transactions Monitory and Quality management, system and control with Financial companies, e-commerce and real estate sector such as WorldRemit, Barclays Bank, GTBank Plc, Kohls and Adron Homes. He has over the years assisted and trained AML professionals individually via different platforms advising on AML and Compliance matters.

Lea Pfeifer

Communications Director

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Lea Pfeifer (Communications Director) is a regulatory compliance attorney and a former federal prosecutor, specializing in BSA/AML, anti-fraud, and sanctions risks and controls. After serving as in-house compliance counsel at a large MSB for over seven years, she is currently learning to code Python while studying business analytics and data science.

Lea Rennert

Membership Director

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Lea Rennert (Membership Director) is an AML Compliance Analyst at USAA. Previously, she held the role of Senior AML Analyst at a precious metals company, where she performed KYC as well as AML monitoring and investigations. Lea’s background is in investigations, and before her AML career, she was a Licensed Private Investigator and a Criminal Defense Investigator, serving as lead investigator for complex investigations on behalf of her attorney clients. Lea grew up in Europe (Austria) and brings a global perspective to fighting financial crime. She is a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and holds an Austrian Magister degree in Economics. Lea is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Lynn Mai

Secretary

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Lynn Mai (Secretary) is currently an AML Compliance Analyst at USAA. Prior to USAA, Lynn has over 17 years of Branch Banking experience covering Operations, Compliance and Risk Management of the bank between JPMorgan Chase and East West Bank.

Pamela Clegg

Chapter Advisor

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Pamela Clegg (Chapter Advisor) works with governments, law enforcement officials, regulators, law firms and financial institutions around the world to conduct cryptocurrency financial investigations and to train and educate officials and employees to understand and investigate financial crimes, money laundering and other criminal activity within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Prior to joining CipherTrace, Pamela was the Assistant Vice President - BSA and Information Security for First State Bank. She also has over 10 years of international experience with investigations, due diligence and operations mostly in Latin America with the U.S. Government.

Pamela has her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She obtained her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has conducted trainings and workshops, and spoken about cryptocurrency and financial crimes globally, to include speaking engagements at INTERPOL, UN, EUROPOL, Basel Governance, ACAMS, ACFCS and other international and federal agencies and organizations.

Her opinions and advice have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and on the TV program News Nation. Pam is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Erin O’Loughlin

Chapter Advisor

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Erin O’Loughlin (Chapter Advisor) comes to ACFCS with deep-rooted experience gained working for ten years inside the financial crimes/compliance industry in a variety of roles, including AML investigations for Bank of America, scouring dark web markets to identify proactive risk on the TOR network for Western Union, and supervising crypto fraud and money laundering investigations for Coinbase.

Prior to entering the private sector, O’Loughlin served as an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency for ten years. She was posted in both overseas and domestic positions, specializing in Counter Terrorism, conflict resolution, mediation, and due diligence.

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