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West Coast Anti Money-Laundering Forum

West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum

May 1-3, 2024

West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum is a San Francisco-based conference that fosters continuous learning on a variety of financial crime compliance topics, facilitates public-private sector partnership, and supports networking opportunities among industry professionals. 

This year's conference will be held May 1-3, 2024 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, California. 

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Over thirty years ago, a small group of San Francisco-based bankers began meeting with local representatives from IRS Criminal Investigation over lunch to discuss Bank Secrecy Act-related matters. This causal meeting evolved into the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum, a nationally recognized conference where industry professionals, regulators, and law enforcement come together with common goals: to better understand financial crime-related challenges, learn about current industry topics and trends, and build cooperative relationships.

The conference is planned and executed by a group of volunteers from the financial services industry and law enforcement. The agenda encompasses a variety of timely topics, including law enforcement case studies, industry best practices, regulatory updates, and more. Attendance is limited and press is not allowed, creating an opportunity for candid discussion and networking. 


The West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum provides compliance professionals, regulators, and law enforcement an opportunity to openly and candidly exchange information, share best practices, and learn about timely topics in the fight against financial crime. 


Attendees of West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum increase their knowledge and develop a professional network that supports career growth, learning, and the prevention and detection of financial crimes. 

Who we are

Leadership Team

The West Coast Anti Money Laundering Forum is put on by a dedicated group of volunteers, with a wealth of experience in financial crime compliance. Whether through their innovative ideas, tireless work ethic, or unwavering commitment to our mission, this team truly embodies the spirit of our forum.

Executive Committee

Melissa Strait -


Susana Mendoza -

Federal Agency Partner

Linda Bei

Retired, FDIC

Nicole Beranger

Federal Agency Partner

Gina Jurva


Arjun Kalra

Crowe LLP

Darren Lian

Federal Agency Partner

Kevin Lowell

Former DOJ Senior Prosecutor

Alissa Mojica

SchoolsFirst FCU

Jas Randhawa


Joe Robinson


Mar-Dinnah Tomke

CTBC Bank Corp

Melissa Triplett

Pacific Western Bank

Mark Twitchell

Federal Agency Partner

Erik Vingelen

Banner Bank

Board of Directors

Chuck Taylor – Chairman

AML RightSource

Camille Catalano

Shannon Hodges

Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, LLC

Myrna Olvera

East West Bank

Anthony Orlando

Eastport Analytics

Advisory Board

Babette Bilger

Umpqua Bank

John Byrne

AML RightSource

Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming & Associates, LLC

Dennis Lormel

DML Associates, LLC


Maria Alvarez - Treasurer

Amanda Connell - Secretary

First Northern Bank

Tickets are now available!

May 1-3, 2024

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum?

You can reach us at This email address is monitored daily during the Forum’s annual registration period. The rest of the year, the email address is monitored less frequently.

How do I know my registration information will be safe?

Registration is handled via Eventbrite, which uses strong encryption methods and key management procedures to ensure your sensitive information is protected. More information can be found at Eventbrite’s Security page.

What happens after I’ve placed my registration?

You will receive an email confirming your registration. This is the only notification you will receive. All materials will be available at the Forum when you check-in. You do not need a ticket for entry.

What if I need to make a change to my registration information?

You can contact us at with those changes. 

Where can I find more information on the agenda and speakers?

The agenda is updated regularly on the Eventbrite registration page. We also offer PDF versions of the agenda and speaker bios for download.


31st Annual WCAML Forum

  • CAFP: 17.75
  • CRCM: 17.75

30th Annual WCAML Forum

  • CAFP: 19.25
  • CRCM: 19.25

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