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Bank of Guam Employee Earns Anti-Financial Crime Designation | Business section

HAGÅTÑA (BoG) — Bank of Guam is proud to announce that Kazzandra Ruaro, Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Support Manager, has achieved the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certification. This credential is the gold standard of anti-money laundering certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators as a vested commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering.

The designation is awarded by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists or ACAMS to professionals who pass the exam, earn 40 qualifying credits based on education, professional certifications, work experience and professional references.

ACAMS is the largest international membership organization for financial crime professionals that supports individuals and organizations dedicated to ending financial crime through thought leadership, continuing professional education and to their “best in class” peer network.

“Kazandra’s certification is a perfect reflection of its dedication to protecting our customers and combating money laundering,” said Josephine Mariano, Bank of Guam senior vice president, director of BSA and head of central operations.

“As we continue to improve our digital distribution channels, it is important for us to also continue our deep investments in the development of our people. Kazzandra’s certification and the work she does every day is part of why we are proud to be the People’s Bank.