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
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.
Cindy Prince, CRCM
Cindy Prince, CRCM, brings over 30 years of experience in the financial industry to our group, which includes 17 years of experience as a Compliance Officer and Advisor. Previously, she served as a conduit for individuals involved in compliance at financial institutions seeking training, resources and answers to their compliance questions. Cindy has taught at several large conferences, been published in industry and association magazines, and is considered a specialist on the new HMDA rules.
As a Compliance Officer here at C/A, Cindy’s focus is on product development, and the creation of tools and resources. She also steps in to help on Hotline and is a featured author across C/A’s publications.
Julia A. Gutierrez
Julia A. Gutierrez brings over 16 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. Julia has 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.
Julia’s role as a Compliance Officer at C/A is working on and refining our document review process and pipeline. She also joins the Hotline from time-to-time where her experience is invaluable as a resource. She also plays a major role in our Education programs and has taught at a large number of seminars and workshops in her tenure at C/A.
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.
John S. Berteau
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
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.
Associate General Counsel
Kevin Kim joined Compliance Alliance after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2019. He currently serves our members as one of our hotline advisers, where he spends his days guiding our members and writing 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.
Associate General Counsel
Ilya Kotlyanskiy brings over 10 years of financial services industry experience, with a combination of a banker and regulator perspectives. He 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 some of our publications.
Associate General Counsel
Tim Dominguez joins Compliance Alliance after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, he worked as an intern within the legal department of Frost Bank in San Antonio, TX. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Before law school, Tim worked various jobs within the Texas state government, including the Texas Senate and the Texas Legislative Council. As one of our hotline advisors, Tim provides guidance to C/A members on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance issues, in addition to writing articles for some of our publications.
Director of Membership Development
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 Development, 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.
Director of Marketing
Stevie generates the marketing for B/A's larger marketing efforts, including copywriting, designing, 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 30 state bankers associations, both on- and offline. In addition, Stevie art-directs B/A Access magazine and directed the magazine's recent design overhaul in early 2020. 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 marketing group north of Boston.
Jenny recently joined the Administration team at Bankers Alliance. She is an energetic and enthusiastic individual who is excited to help the team in any way that she can. Jenny attended Oregon State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Spanish. The time Jenny spent teaching and coaching has enabled her to think quickly and adapt to change, which should help keep the office running smoothly.
Kathy has joined the Administrative team at Bankers Alliance after several years in the marketing and promotional arena. Kathy graduated from Lock Haven University in PA with Bachelor’s of Health Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training. She has worked at various levels of school systems and also Arena Football. She is looking forward to using her diverse skills within the Bankers Alliance.
Billy Hall joins the Bankers Alliance team as the Content Manager to oversee our social media outreach, 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.