AML Audit Services (AMLAS) is an Anti-Money Laundering consulting firm, comprised of certified AML industry specialists with an expertise in independent testing. Our extensive knowledge of AML compliance regulations in multiple sectors enables us to create a custom approach for each client’s unique business model.
Who Are We?
LAURA H. GOLDZUNG, CAMS, CFE, CFCS, CPAML, CCRP
Laura is President and Founder of AML Audit Services and serves as its principal examiner. In a career spanning more than 35 years across multiple sectors of the financial services industry, she has worked in a variety of executive leadership roles. Since founding AMLAS, she has co-created sector-specific compliance officer certification programs, has presented various AML/Fraud topics for industry-leading organizations, and has authored a number of articles on the topic of AML. Laura serves as a dispute resolution arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and contributes to multiple industry programs. She serves on a variety of industry task forces and committees, and contributes to a number of compliance, industry, and university education programs.
AMLAS professionals have extensive experience conducting independent reviews and testing of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs for bank and nonbank institutions. Yet only a foolish businessperson professes to know it all.
That’s why AML Audit Services maintains solid relationships with trusted industry partners whose expertise complements their own. When a client engagement requires a skill set outside of their core offerings, AML Audit Services will tap into these industry partners to provide the needed adjunct services in order to ensure the client receives the best, most comprehensive solution.
The most frequently called upon AML Audit Services industry partners include:
CONNIE J. FENCHEL, CAMS
Connie has more than 35 years of government and private sector experience. As Deputy Director, Operations and the Executive Assistant Director of Law Enforcement Policy for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 1999 to 2003, she led FinCEN’s effort to administer the recordkeeping, reporting, and anti-money laundering provisions of the BSA and USA PATRIOT Act more effectively and efficiently. She has conducted numerous training seminars throughout the U.S. and internationally for law enforcement personnel, and the financial industry on money laundering, the BSA, and the USA PATRIOT Act. She has led delegations to international conferences and multi-lateral meetings throughout the world. Prior to that, Connie was the Executive Director of Operations for U.S. Customs Service (USCS), Office of Investigations, where she directed the largest undercover money laundering investigation in U.S. history. She holds a master’s degree in Management from National Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.
ROSS DELSTON, ESQ., CAMS
Ross is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney and former U.S. banking regulator with nearly 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ross was recently appointed co-chair of the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He has been a legal consultant to the International Monetary Fund on AML/CFT and banking matters since 1997, including a five-year period as a full-time Consulting Counsel (2000-05). Ross was Managing Director at Kalorama Partners; a solo legal practitioner specializing in financial regulation; Of Counsel at Jones Day; Assistant General Counsel for Assisted Acquisitions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Counsel, US Export-Import Bank, specializing in trade financing. Ross is a frequent speaker on AML/CFT issues at conferences throughout the world and is frequently quoted in publications such as American Banker, Money Laundering Alert, and Securities Industry News. Ross received his B.A. and J.D. from The George Washington University.