Amy M. Wotapka CAMS

BSA Officer, First American Bank

Ms. Wotapka, who has been in the banking industry for 33 years, leads a team of analysts who perform AML surveillance, creates and delivers targeted training and provides oversight to business units across the organization. Her team is also responsible for management reporting and risk assessment.

Ms Wotapka’s anti-money laundering background began at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she led a team of investigators who focused on high-risk products (international wires) and services (Treasury Management).  In 2007 she accepted a role at Capital One, headquartered in Virginia where she and her team of analysts built a well-documented quality assurance program for the organization that included such diverse processes as SAR reviews, account closures and OFAC reviews.

Ms. Wotapka holds numerous financial industry certifications including CAMS.  She is a founding board member of the Richmond ACAMS chapter.  She was a valued member of the ACAMS steering committee until her departure in 2013.  Ms. Wotapka is currently a member of the ACAMS Editorial Task Force and Education Task Force and has written numerous articles for ACAMSToday. She was presented with the article of the year award at the ACAMS Conference in 2010.