Eau Claire, WI – Charter Bank is proud to announce and welcome Carissa Saffert as our new Bank Secrecy Act Officer. In her new role, Saffert will be responsible for overall compliance with the Federal Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and all related laws and regulations. She is also responsible for ensuring adherence with established internal policies and procedures for BSA, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the USA PATRIOT Act.
Saffert brings a great deal of experience to Charter Bank. She spent the last 10 years working at CCFBank, gaining experience in several roles including Head Teller and Service Manager. Most recently she held the BSA/Compliance Analyst position where she earned her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certificate and got her start in the BSA field.
“I’m looking forward to gaining a new work family! Also expanding my knowledge of BSA and sharing the importance of why combating money laundering is important,” states Saffert.
Wayne Richmond, Chief Operations Officer for Charter Bank, says “Carissa comes to Charter Bank with significant knowledge and experience in fraud monitoring and working with a financial institution Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering program. We are excited she decided to join the bank and we look forward to benefitting from her expertise and insight to enhance the bank’s BSA/AML program and minimize fraud risk.”
Saffert is originally from Rice Lake, WI but moved to Eau Claire to attend UW-Eau Claire where she obtained a degree in psychology. She resides here with her boyfriend Aaron, and two dogs Khara and Remus. Saffert is an avid reader. She also likes to crochet, kayak, and do jigsaw puzzles.