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Beth Behrend

Beth Behrend

Beth Behrend | CCBCO, CBAP | Senior Manager

Grand Rapids, MI | 616.975.4100 | Email
Service Areas | Financial institutions, regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), loan review

As a senior manager with Rehmann’s financial institutions team, Beth provides audit and consulting services to a variety of financial institutions, with a focus on community banks. She serves as a firm-wide resource for regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and loan review related matters. Beth’s specialized knowledge and on-site involvement enables her to efficiently review her clients’ processes and procedures, identify any weaknesses and propose solutions to ensure they are in compliance as they prepare for regulatory examinations.

Beth leads the Firm’s regulatory compliance services and is a Firm-wide resource for training, technical updates and new procedures related to regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and loan review related matters.

Experience

Beth began her career in 1980 as a Bank Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and conducted regulatory examinations in the areas of safety and soundness, regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and HMDA verification assessments. In 1996, she was hired by a regional Michigan bank where she served as senior vice president – risk officer until joining Rehmann in 2012.
  • Beth is an active member of the Independent Community Bankers Association, Mid-Michigan Banking Group, and Michigan Bankers Association. She regularly attends seminars and conducts research to continue her professional education and share the latest technical and industry standards with her clients.
  • Clients rely on Beth for her comprehensive understanding of a variety of regulatory compliance topics. She provides annual Board trainings on changes in the regulatory environment, as well as client staff training, as needed.
  • Beth is a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO) and Certified BSA/AML Professional (CBAP), demonstrating her technical concentration on regulatory issues impacting financial institutions.

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