For Immediate Release
June 11, 2012
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Lyn Farrell Receives ABA Distinguished Service Award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lyn Farrell, managing director at Treliant Risk Advisors, received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award at the American Bankers Association’s 26th Annual Regulatory Compliance Conference in Orlando, Fla. yesterday.

The award, first presented in 1995, recognizes outstanding leadership, initiative and accomplishment in banking regulatory compliance management. The ABA Compliance Administrative Committee, composed of 12 leading bank executives in the compliance profession, selects the honoree.

“Lyn has always been on the cutting edge of bank compliance. Her expertise and dedication have proven invaluable to her compliance peers across the country,” said Robert Curry, SVP and chief compliance officer at Fifth Third Bank. “She has been instrumental in the development and execution of numerous resources in the various fields of regulatory compliance.” Curry is also the chairman of ABA’s Compliance Administrative Committee.

Farrell has worked in the compliance field for financial institutions for over 30 years. She is a licensed attorney and has functioned as in-house counsel and compliance officer to medium and large financial institutions. She has been in consulting for the past 15 years and was previously the managing director of risk management services for Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions, a global financial services consulting company.

Her experience includes all areas of regulatory compliance, BSA/AML work, handling lending and real estate transactions, managing loans in litigation and bankruptcy, supervising enforcement action compliance and drafting and negotiating contracts.

Farrell is a frequent speaker at banking events and regularly publishes articles on a variety of banking related topics. She also helped in the development of the ABA Compliance Audit Manual and was a co-author of the first edition; participated as a panelist on numerous ABA teleconferences; and wrote and regularly updated the CRCM Study Guide.

Farrell received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.

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