Lester J. Bain

Director of Security and AML Operations, Principal Vice President, Burke and Herbert Bank

Lester Bain has extensive financial crime risk mitigation experience within the banking industry, with over 30 years of experience in white color crime investigations. He joined Burke & Herbert Bank in 2012 where he is the Chief Security Officer and heads up both the Financial Crime and AML Operations divisions, which are focused on Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Enhanced Due Diligence, Quality Control, Fraud Control, Major Case Investigations, and Physical Security. Prior to that, he was the Enterprise Fraud Specialist for Capital One Bank. Mr. Bain’s career includes positions at Regions Bank, First Union Bank, First American Bank, and Chevy Chase Bank; which have given him the knowledge and ability to confront financial crime and AML risks affecting financial institutions large and small alike. Mr. Bain started in the banking industry as a fraud investigator after an 8-year law enforcement career. He currently holds CFE, CCS, and SCAN certifications. Mr. Bain is a member of the ACAMS chapter in Washington, DC.