Mr. O’Toole is a Senior Vice President and the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Executive for Sanctions at BB&T Bank. In that capacity, he oversees the bank’s sanctions compliance efforts, including the setting bank-wide sanctions policy and managing screening processes across the bank’s several dozen lines of business.
Prior to joining BB&T, Brian worked at the US Department of the Treasury from 2009 to 2017, where among other roles, he was the senior adviser to the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). As senior adviser, Brian helped manage the implementation of all OFAC-administered economic and financial sanctions programs, and provided strategic direction of the internal management of the agency. He played a central role in designing the US sanctions regime in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and negotiating the multilateral sanctions imposed by the European Union and G7 in coordination with the United States. Brain was also a key figure in implementing US government commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran.