Sepideh Behram is the Principal Vice President and BSA Officer for Burke & Herbert Bank, overseeing the Bank’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/ Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program. Prior to joining Burke & Herbert, Ms. Behram was the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for The Bancorp overseeing all regulatory compliance for both the prepaid and retail divisions, including lending, leasing, government guaranteed loans, health solutions, and merchant services. Prior to her role at The Bancorp, Ms. Behram held several executive corporate positions, including Vice President, Global Head of Compliance & Ethics at American Express focusing on corporate payments, travel and publishing businesses, Chief Compliance Officer for Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. for North America, General Counsel of Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association), Senior Compliance Counsel for BSA/AML at the American Bankers Association, Director of Global AML for E*TRADE Financial, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for E*TRADE Bank, and Second Vice President and Special Assets Manager at Monroe Bank and Trust.
Ms. Behram has a J.D. degree Michigan State University School of Law and a B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology from the George Washington University. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Michigan Bars, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Ms. Behram earned the Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer designation from the Independent Community Bankers of America and a Certified Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Professional designation from the American Bankers Association.
Ms. Behram is currently the Co-Chair of the U.S. Capital Chapter Advisory Board for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists’ (ACAMS), Co-Chair of the Advisory Board Member of the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, and Advisory Board Member for the American Banker’s Association Certified AML and Fraud Professional certification program (former Chair).