CFO Financial Panel
April 17, 2019
September 18, 2019

Presenting Sponsor

The South Florida Banking Institute will hold a Past Presidents Night, Incoming SFBI Board Installation, and Regulatory Panel discussion on pertinent topics such as compliance and regulatory issues affecting the banking community, locally and nationally. The organization will host Past Presidents and the 2019-2020 Board Installation will take place. A question and answer portion will be provided as part of the regulator forum.

Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Early registration on or before 5/13/19 at 5:00 pm:

Member $65.00
Non-Member $125.00

At Door Registration:

Member $100.00
Non-Member $160.00


Andy Fernandez, Esq. Partner, Holland & Knight

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.


Jorge Maklouf Bank Examiner, FDIC – Sunrise, FL

Mr. Maklouf is a Bank Examiner in the FDIC’s South Florida Field Office. He joined the FDIC in 2009 and participates in both Risk Management Supervision and Bank Secrecy Act examinations. He regularly evaluates the ALLL methodology, and general credit risk components of safety & soundness examinations. In addition, as Examiner In Charge, he’s lead numerous troubled institution examinations. Prior to joining the FDIC, Mr. Maklouf held banking industry positions in the area of credit policy, administration, operations, and business development. Mr. Maklouf’s core competencies include trade finance, commercial credits, commercial real estate loans, correspondent banking, mortgage banking and retail lending. Mr. Maklouf is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (ACAMs), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Upon graduating with Honors from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Mr. Maklouf worked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, attaining the designation of National Bank Examiner.

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).

Dulce Jerez Bank Examiner, BSA Specialist – CAMS, AMLCA, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Dulce Jerez is a Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). She joined the OCC in 2012 as a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Specialist. As BSA Specialist, she conducts BSA examinations that include the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws and regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. She has led High complex BSA Exams for Large Banks Supervision (LBS) and Midsize and Community Banks Supervision (MCBS). She is also the Chairperson of the BSA Working Group for the Southern District at the OCC, contributing with analytical reviews of the trends identified in BSA/AML/OFAC areas and terrorist financing. She has over eighteen years of experience in BSA and Compliance areas for International Banks in Miami, FL. She belongs to the BSA Instructor Cadre of the OCC and teaches in the domestic and international schools. Dulce was a professor for eleven years at her Alma Matter Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra in Dominican Republic. She holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, Global Management; a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Math and Physics), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Associate in Anti-Money Laundering. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialist (ACFE) and the OCC Fraud Working Group.

Daniel Haggerty 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.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor : Kaufman Rossin

Gold Sponsor : Saltmarsh CPA

Silver Sponsor : Holland & Knight

Silver Sponsor : BBVA

Silver Sponsor : United Data Technologies