Ben Willard, CAMS

Regulatory Compliance Manager
bwillard@gbq.com
(614) 947-5311


Ben joined GBQ in 2020 with over ten years of financial services and regulatory compliance experience specializing in Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations and the Bank Secrecy Act.

At GBQ, Ben is responsible for providing regulatory expertise and compliance assistance to our clients, including performing BSA compliance audits, ACH audits, SAFE Act audits, and Fair Lending audits. Ben also conducts special compliance reviews, risk assessments, fraud audits, due diligence reviews, internal control reviews and agreed-upon procedures audits for credit union industry clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben assisted with mortgage operations and consumer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) fraud operations efforts. Additionally, he oversaw AML/KYC compliance quality control audits, process improvement and control reporting.

Education

  • The Ohio State University – B.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

Professional Associations

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

 

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