MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, continues to build its management team expertise in anti-money laundering (AML), compliance and overall financial crime prevention, today announcing the additions of Kem Warner as Caribbean representative and Joanna Beer, as director of business development. Both are highly regarded in their fields within the U.S. and internationally.
In his new role, Warner will represent ACFCS in the English-speaking Caribbean territories, partnering with public and private organizations to provide financial crime prevention training, certification opportunities and other resources for finance professionals. Warner is a 19-year veteran of the financial services sector, and has worked in banking, trust, insurance and financial management consultancy. Based in Antigua, he has held multiple leadership positions for companies in the Caribbean. He is also the owner and principal for KAW Management Services, a consultancy specializing in AML, anti-fraud, risk management, operations management and complementary training in those areas.
Beer will help lead ACFCS international expansion efforts, partnering with public and private sector companies to provide ACFCS resources and training to the professionals within their organizations. Adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with client organizations, Beer offers 10 years of commercial experience in the finance and business intelligence worlds. Prior to joining ACFCS, she was with SWIFT, a bank-owned cooperative headquartered in Belgium with offices in 20-plus countries. Beer held a variety of leadership roles there and oversaw the implementation of major data and technology projects for some of the world’s largest banks and corporations. She is highly skilled at building and maintaining strategic partnerships and has served as spokesperson and moderator at key industry events. She has also created and executed training in the payment and data management arena and headed thought leadership sessions for multiple companies.
“Kem and Joanna are excellent additions to our team,” said ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “They are well-respected in their fields, possess strong relationships with top tier global companies and will further the ACFCS charter of providing the highest level of financial crime prevention training, certification and resources to professionals around the globe.”
The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.