Leading Global AML Association Honors Stuart Levey with Leadership Award at International Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Hollywood, Fla.

Mar 08, 2011, 12:09 ET from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

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MIAMI, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) will present Stuart Levey with its inaugural AML/CTF Leadership in Government Award, Monday, March 21, at the MoneyLaundering.com 16th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Hollywood, Fla. Levey will conclude the presentation with his thoughts on the future of the joint efforts of the private/public sector against terrorists.

"Stuart Levey  deserves the accolades of the entire AML community for his ground-breaking work on Iranian sanctions, as well as his overall career dedication to addressing terrorism and other horrific crimes on a global scale," said John J. Byrne, ACAMS Executive Vice President. "Mr. Levey is a unique public servant who did not seek the limelight and retired from his post without fanfare, which is one of the many reasons we felt it is especially important to highlight his achievements with this award."

Levey, who served for seven years under two different Presidential Administrations, mobilized the private sector to join the cause of the Treasury Department's Iranian sanctions program by reinforcing the reputational risks banks faced by doing business with Iran.

"As an international association for AML compliance professionals, we feel it is our responsibility to recognize leaders in both the private and public sectors – especially when those individuals have been able to break ground while fortifying cooperation between the two sectors, which sometimes have conflicting viewpoints," said Richard Small, ACAMS Advisory Board Chairman. "We are also excited to make this presentation at the industry's largest convergence of top AML/CFT professionals," continued Small.

ACAMS serves as the sole Association Sponsor for the conference, which will kick off its first day with a keynote presentation from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., and features on its speaker faculty a veritable who's who of industry experts such as John Ringguth, Executive Secretary of MONEYVAL Council of Europe; Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice; Don Carbaugh Senior Vice President, Compliance Managing Director, Corporate AML Compliance, AML Risk Management JPMorgan Chase and a member of The Wolfsberg Group;  and Joseph Cachey III, Chief Compliance Officer Associate General Counsel, The Western Union Company.

The conference is the world's largest multi-industry forum for executive networking and leading-edge global AML intelligence. For more information about the program or to register, visit www.MoneyLaunderingConference.com.  

Press attendance

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About ACAMS Founded in 2002, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS) is an international membership and certification organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of anti-money laundering professionals around the globe. With close to 10,000 members in more than 160 countries, ACAMS is proud to be the worldwide leader in AML/CTF training, education and networking through our international conferences and training forums. Visit http://www.acams.org/  for more information.

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