Lizzette M. McKinney (Membership Director) is a performance driven professional with a background spanning AML/CFT Compliance, commercial banking and accounting. She has over thirteen years’ experience in the financial services industry where she began her career in an entry level position and progressed through the ranks to Deputy Compliance Officer. Before transitioning to financial services, Lizzette worked as Retail Accountant and previously, with the Ministry of Finance on secondment to the Royal Bahamas Police Force where she held various positions including Payroll Officer and Trainee Accountant.
In April 2021, Lizzette commenced employment with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas as a Senior Officer with oversight of monitoring activities of market participants.
Lizzette holds diplomas in Anti-Money Laundering and Governance, Risk & Compliance from the International Compliance Association, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies with a concentration in Economics and Finance from the University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, and an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from the College of The Bahamas (now University of The Bahamas). She is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Nassau, Bahamas.
Lizzette is the Membership Chair for the Rotary Club of Nassau (2021 -2022) and Membership Chair elect for the 2022 -2023 Rotary year. She is a member of the International Compliance Association and Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers. She is also a former aerobics instructor, fitness competitor and public speaker. She strives for excellence in all of her endeavors and ascribes to the mantra that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others (Ghandi).