VP of Compliance
Gaye DeCesare, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS
With 35 years of experience in the credit union industry, Gaye has knowledge of and practical experience in almost every area of credit union operations. Specializing primarily in compliance for more than 25 years, she served on the NAFCU Compliance Standards and Practices Commission that developed the NCCO certification program and is a founding member of both the Capital Area Compliance Roundtable and regional BSA Compliance Roundtable. Gaye is also a current member of Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN), which connects and empowers credit union women from around the world.
Gaye was among the first in the nation to earn the designations of NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) when the programs were introduced in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In addition to holding NCCO and CUCE designations, she is also a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS).
Gaye has been a featured speaker at national trade association conferences, as well as numerous state league events.
Sr Compliance Manager
Kristen Tatlock, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS, NCBSO
Kristen Tatlock is a nationally-known speaker and compliance consultant with over 28 years of experience in the credit union compliance arena. Kristen assists credit unions with issues ranging from advertising rules to bylaws, from Social Media compliance matters to Regulation Z, and just about every regulation and compliance concern in between.
Kristen has earned Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act certifications from the two national credit union trade associations. She regularly presents compliance training programs for CUNA, NAFCU, and many state Leagues around the country. She has also edited and revised numerous compliance training courses and modules for CUNA CPD and has authored several articles for various CUNA publications.
Kyla Dartez, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS
Prior to becoming a full-time Compliance Officer in 2002, Kyla spent almost 15 years in Credit Union operations gaining valuable experience and insight into how regulatory compliance works in the "real world.” She now applies that knowledge as a Compliance Specialist, assisting with product development, staff training, advertising review, development of policies and procedures.
Kyla regularly attends meetings of the Capital Area Compliance Roundtable and served as President of the BSA Compliance Roundtable. Kyla is a CUNA certified Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE), a NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO), and a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS).
Bonnie Newsome, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS
With more than 15 years of experience in credit union compliance, Bonnie specializes in a variety of compliance functions as a Compliance Specialist. She has extensive experience with conducting credit union audits and providing staff training, as well as risk analysis on forms, disclosures, marketing materials, promotions, and web sites. Bonnie is a NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO), a CUNA certified Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS).
She has served as Chair to the Virginia Credit Union League Regulatory Response Committee.