Meet Our Staff
The Compliance Alliance Team
Darlia Fogarty brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to our banks as well as our staff. After 12 years as a commissioned national bank examiner with the OCC, Darlia developed an expertise in compliance while administering examinations in banks of all sizes. She contributed as a member of the Retail Credit Team, with a Compliance Designation. Darlia also 10 years of experience as a compliance officer/auditor and 4 years as a compliance/audit consultant.
Darlia has spoken at a number of conventions, meetings and schools throughout the years. Her articles can be found in State Banking Association magazines, Compliance Alliance newsletters and several other publications. Darlia oversees the creation of tools and resources while also fielding questions from a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues faced by banks of all sizes. Part of the travel team at C/A, she can often be found speaking at compliance schools and conferences.
Elizabeth K. Madlem, JD
Vice President of Compliance Operations and Deputy General Counsel
Elizabeth is the Vice President of Compliance Operations and Deputy General Counsel at Compliance Alliance. In the past, she served as both the Operations Compliance Manager and Enterprise Risk Manager for Washington Federal Bank, a $16 billion dollar organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. She has industry expertise and real-world solutions surrounding bank-enterprise initiatives and knowledge of contract law and bank regulatory compliance. An attorney since 2010, Elizabeth was a Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Sigma graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT, and a Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana.
As the Vice President of Compliance Operations, Elizabeth will be overseeing C/A’s day-to-day operations of the Hotline, as well as leading our Education initiatives. Elizabeth plays an important part in all operational areas of C/A.
Julia A. Gutierrez
Director of Education
Julia A. Gutierrez currently serves as C/A's Director of Education; developing curriculum and presentations, as well as presenting at various schools and seminars; both live and in a livestream/hybrid format. Julia has over 17 years of financial industry experience to the Compliance Alliance team. She began her career in banking in 2000 while receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. Her compliance knowledge and understanding derive from her combined experience in community banks and consulting. Ms. Gutierrez served as a Risk Management and BSA Officer, assisted in the development of an enterprise wide risk management and compliance program for a de novo institution, assisted in the compliance remediation efforts for an institution who was referred to the DOJ, held positions in retail and branch management, and was a Senior Compliance Advisor for a large regulatory compliance consulting firm.
In addition, Julia also joins the Hotline from time-to-time where her experience is invaluable as a resource. She also is one of our featured authors for both the monthly B/A Access magazine and for articles published by State Bankers Associations across the nation.
Director of Compliance Services
Steve Manderscheid brings over 25 years of financial industry experience to the Compliance Alliance team. Previously, he focused on all aspects of regulatory compliance risk management while also serving in a Bank Secrecy Act officer capacity. In recent years, he has ventured into leadership roles in enterprise-wide risk management (ERM), complaint management, and vendor and third-party relationships.
In his role as Compliance Officer, Steve brings all of his experience to completing reviews, and working on developing tools, training materials, and training events for our members. Recently, he's started expanding his educational role and has become the main presenter of our popular C/A Minute videos.
Royce Price, CCBTO, CCBIA, moves to Compliance Alliance to serve as a Compliance Officer. Until recently, he was a Certified Bank Auditor with Review Alliance conducting a range of internal audits for community banks of all sizes, including technology and website reviews. Royce has played a key role in product development, has handled document reviews for members and produced tools as well. Additionally, he has been writing articles for our publications and recently helped produce a livestream event of a C/A-lead compliance school.
His eclectic background includes banking operations, education, technology and the television industry. His vast technology knowledge base, including cybersecurity, makes him a versatile member of the C/A team.
John S. Berteau, JD
Editor and Associate General Counsel
John S. Berteau serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. He has nearly fifteen years of combined experience in the financial services industry. At Hancock Whitney Bank, he worked in the field of environmental risk management and compliance (CERCLA/RCRA/Wetlands). At Alorica, the nation’s fastest-growing BPO, John worked in tandem with some of the largest banks in the U.S., helping to evaluate financial risks. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in History from the University of New Orleans, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans and is a licensed attorney in the State of Louisiana.
In addition to being one of our featured authors, John has recently taken over the editor role for C/A’s Access magazine. As a hotline advisor, John helps C/A members with a wide range of regulatory and compliance.
Chris W. Bell, JD
Sr. Hotline Advisor and Associate General Counsel
Chris W. Bell serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis (Memphis. TN), a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), and a JD from the St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio, TX). Chris began his career working for a regional bank in Tennessee, where he developed a passion for serving customers through the banking system.
In law school, Chris focused his studies on the different financial aspects of the law, including the Internal Revenue Code and Uniform Commercial Code. Chris has worked in the legal department of a federal savings bank and for the Texas Department of Banking. As one of our hotline advisors, Chris helps C/A members with a wide range of regulatory and compliance questions and he is one of our featured authors.
Kevin Kim, JD
Associate General Counsel
Kevin Kim serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance, joining Compliance Alliance after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2019. Kevin serves our members as one of our hotline advisers where he guides our members and writes articles for our weekly and monthly publications.
Before C/A, he worked at Galaxy Digital and Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk) as a law clerk. He also opened a cryptocurrency mining farm, and founded an after-school program business in his native New York City. His unique experience and outlook have brought an invaluable new dimension to our group.
Ilya Kotlyanskiy, JD
Associate General Counsel
Ilya Kotlyanskiy serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance and brings over 10 years of financial services industry experience, with a combination of a banker and regulator perspectives. Ilya began his career in banking, in 2006, at JPMorgan Chase Bank, serving as a banker and eventually, a branch manager, in one of the most dynamic downtown New York City markets. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the City University of New York – Baruch College and a Juris Doctor from the SMU Dedman School of Law. During law school, Ilya served as a law clerk at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he conducted legal research addressing issues of consumer protection and fiduciary duties of bank management.
As one of our hotline advisors, Ilya provides guidance to C/A members on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance issues, in addition to writing articles for our publications.
Daniel Baker, JD
Daniel Baker serves C/A as a Compliance Officer. He attended Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, he worked in a variety of compliance and legal positions for software companies, and Allpine Title. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Utah Valley University.
Most recently, he worked for a local law firm based in Temple, TX. Before law school, Daniel worked in various jobs within the financial sector, including a supervisor role at TCF Bank and as a Private Client Banker for JPMorgan Chase Bank. In addition to his professional career, He’s developed and conducted hundreds of seminars and educational classes based on financial independence, as well as a host of other topics.
Roger Morris, Jr., JD
Associate General Counsel
Roger Morris serves C/A as a Associate General Counsel Roger brings a combination of unique experiences to C/A that he uses to provide guidance on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance issues. Prior to C/A, he worked for one of the largest law firms in the south central United States based in its Lexington, KY office where he was a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Lending Team. In that role he concentrated his practice on commercial lending transactions and the sale, acquisition, leasing, and development of commercial property. Roger also counseled clients on banking law, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and general business matters.
Roger graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law where he served as Managing Articles Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal, the state’s premier law publication. During law school he worked for the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet where he worked on a variety of compliance and policy issues. He also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Director of Membership Experience
Brittney Stacey started at a community bank in Louisiana where she worked for four years, overseeing everything from deposit and lending ops to teller management. After moving to Austin, TX, she worked in real estate leasing and sales until she accepted a position on C/A’s membership team, where she worked her way up to her Director title.
As the Director of Membership Experience, Brittney wears many hats. While chiefly responsible for growing the Bankers Alliance family of members, she also oversees sales, administrative operations, and partner communications. In addition, she has a hand in the Marketing Committee, where she helps guide brand growth and management.
Jordan Emmert joined Compliance Alliance after four years as a Compliance Associate at Gerson Lehrman Group, where he worked with thousands of clients, companies, and industry experts to help develop and implement the world’s most robust compliance framework for primary research, enabling GLG clients across the corporate, financial, and professional service sectors to conduct due diligence. Prior to his time at GLG, he worked as a business development associate at local start-up Chasse Consulting: Sales Strategies, Inc. A rare native Austinite, Jordan grew up just north of the City before earning his B.A. in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.
As part of the Membership Development team, Jordan works to grow the Bankers Alliance family of members, assisting with sales, marketing, and general administrative operations. He enjoys living in the live music capitol of the world and takes advantage of every opportunity to experience the great outdoors across Texas.
Vidush Rana joins Compliance Alliance as part of the Membership Development team. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Before graduating, he began competing successfully in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He later became a founding member and manager of an academy. Most recently, Vidush started his own technology business working in application sales and security development.
As part of the Membership Development team, he works with membership subscriptions, working directly with both state bankers associations and bankers in many states expanding the reach of B/A’s family of services.
Director of Marketing
Stevie generates the marketing for B/A's larger outreach efforts, including copywriting, design, production and distribution for all social media channels, email campaigns, conferences, collateral and investor programs. Along with all the marketing for Compliance Alliance and Review Alliance, he also provides marketing materials to 32 state bankers associations, both on- and offline. In addition, Stevie art-directs B/A Access magazine.
Black attended PCA in Photo/Film (now UArts) and later, SMFABoston in printmaking. Though most of his career has been in the communication arts in one capacity or another; from managing photography labs to freelance design and writing for print brokers, and product marketing – his first foray into digital marketing was in 2007 as creative director for a search-focused digital marketing group north of Boston.
Jenny is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Bankers Alliance team. She is an energetic and enthusiastic individual who helps the team in a variety of ways; managing document reviews, product reviews and the magazine staff just to name a few.
Jenny attended Oregon State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Spanish. Jenny has spent teaching and coaching and this enabled her to think quickly and adapt to change, which helps keep the office running smoothly.
Billy Hall joins the Bankers Alliance team as the Content Manager to oversee our video production, as well as to develop the content itself. Hall was an outside vendor for B/A doing video and video editing before being brought onboard. He has years of experience creating webinars, video livestreaming and editing, including six years producing and live-streaming videos and webinars to a global audience. His unique blend of talents has been particularly helpful as we navigate to more ‘virtual conventions’.
In addition, Billy is highly sought-after for public speaking engagements on various topics in these areas. He also does all of the voice-over work on our newest videos and commercials.
President & General Counsel
Scott Daugherty serves as the President & General Counsel for Bankers Alliance. Through Bankers Alliance, he oversees Compliance Alliance and Review Alliance. Scott was an integral part of Compliance Alliance's startup and growth from its inception in 2011 and has been integral to the start-up of Bankers Alliance in 2018. Prior to Compliance Alliance, he joined the legal staff of the Texas Bankers Association in 2003, serving as the primary contact for the legal and compliance hotline, while also tackling legislative issues.
Scott brings a combination of community and regional bank experience along with his legal expertise. Prior to law school, Scott enjoyed a career in banking with a broad background that includes retail and branch management, and consumer and commercial lending responsibilities. He is one of the leading bank regulatory compliance and legal experts in the nation.
Scott is a frequent and sought-after speaker on bank compliance, regulatory and legal topics. He has spoken at numerous banking and legal conventions, schools, conferences, seminars and other events. Scott is consulted regularly by the banking industry, regulatory agencies and legislators. Scott has also written numerous articles for prominent banking publications, including many state bankers associations’ publications.