Embark Credit Union’s Lance Settera recently completed the necessary studies and testing to become a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist — a BSACS! CUNA’s program allows a credit union employee to showcase their “commitment to identifying the latest forms of illicit financial activities and understanding evolving Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws.” It requires self-study and broad knowledge of the BSA.
According to his manager Joe Wasilewksi, Lance “learned that he enjoyed learning about how systems work behind the scenes and continued to push himself to grow his knowledge.” He joined the Embark CU team in September of 2019 as a Systems Analyst and Project Coordinator, and Lance has proven to be an integral part of the team as he coordinates all the many projects that come in the credit union world. Joe also notes that “credit union employees typically wear multiple hats… Lance is no different! He acts as a secondary compliance office and he has also taken on the responsibility of BSA officer for Embark CU. His newly acquired BSACS certification solidifies his knowledge in this important role.”
Congratulations, Lance! We are proud of your extra work and certification.