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The South Florida Banking Institute will hold its annual BSA/AML Regulator Panel which will discuss pertinent BSA/AML issues affecting the banking community, locally and nationally.

This session is eligible for 1 hour CPE credit in “Technical Business”

Date: May 18th, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Member Ticket Price: $95.00
Non-member Ticket Price: $145.00
Member Ticket Price at door: $125.00
Non-member Ticket Price at door: $175.00

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami Fl 33126

Presenting Sponsor


Andres Fernandez
Holland & Knight LLP

Andres “Andy” Fernandez is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Miami office, co-leader of the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Team, and leader of the firm’s Cuba Action Team. He practices in the area of banking law and financial services, with a focus on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. With an emphasis on issues pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including recent sanctions issued under the Magnitsky Act, Mr. Fernandez counsels a broad range of clients such as domestic community banks, foreign banks, broker dealers and money service businesses (including virtual/digital currency). His fluency in Spanish helps clients in the United States as well as Central and South America.


Curtis Galera, MBA, LLB, CAMS, CFE
Area Financial Manager
Office of Financial Regulation

Mr. Curtis Galera is the Area Financial Manager at the Miami regional office of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. His 25 years of banking experience include 19 years with Royal Bank of Canada where he held various management positions with oversight responsibilities across the Caribbean. Areas of expertise include: Credit, FATCA, and Anti-Money Laundering. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London International, London, England. He also possesses specialized certifications including Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Dan Hagerty
Principal Examiner
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dan Haggerty is a Principal Examiner on the BSA/AML Risk Supervision Team of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Dan conducts BSA/AML examinations for systemically important financial institutions, large regional banks, and the US operations of foreign banks. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, he was a manager at Protiviti in the Regulatory Risk Consulting Group. His responsibilities involved remediating enforcement actions and implementing/assessing AML transaction monitoring systems.

Dan joined the Supervision and Regulation Department in January 2012. He holds an MPA degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Florida State University

Yovanis Gonzalez
Senior AML Examiner
FDIC Atlanta Region

Yovanis Gonzalez is a Senior Anti-Money Laundering Examiner in the FDIC South Florida field office. He has over 15-years of banking experience in the government and private sector. He serves as a regional resource in the areas of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/ Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance. He is responsible for leading and participating in BSA/AML and OFAC examinations, training, enforcement matters, and policy implementation of some of the most complex institutions in the Atlanta Region. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Yovanis holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Accounting from Florida International University.

Craig Hirsch
Senior BSA/AML Lead Expert Risk Specialist
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Craig Hirsch is a Senior BSA/AML Lead Expert Risk Specialist for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”). In his current role, he primarily provides support and consultation to field examiners at large and mid-size banks, co-manages a centralized analysis project for CTR/SAR filings, is involved with interagency initiatives, provides senior management quarterly updates, assists in the development of new/revised policy guidance/regulation, and participates in select high-risk exams. He has also led BSA/AML/OFAC examinations for some of the agency’s highest risk banks, including financial institutions with enforcement actions and high-risk activities. Mr. Hirsch is an instructor for the OCC’s domestic and foreign AML Schools, the FFIEC’s Financial Crime seminar, and has spoken at various industry conferences on a wide range of BSA/AML/OFAC topics. He has written articles on BSA/AML and fraud, which have appeared in national publications. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Professional in Anti-Money Laundering, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Public Accountant.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels

Silver Sponsor: BDO USA

Silver Sponsor: ServisFirst Bank

Silver Sponsor: Holland & Knight

Platinum Sponsor: Kaufman Rossin