Wolters Kluwer announced today that Barbara Boccia, senior director, and Valerie Baxendale, senior regulatory consultant, have joined Wolters Kluwer’s U.S. Advisory Services practice.
The practice provides a wide range of services to financial institutions. These activities include compliance, fair lending and UDAAP risk assessments, fair lending program reviews and analytics, CRA program development and strategic plan formulations, HMDA submission services, Compliance Management System reviews, and regulatory examination preparation and response. The team consists of tenured professionals with diverse backgrounds that includes work as former regulators, bankers, compliance officers, and attorneys.
Senior Director Barbara Boccia, who leads the practice, is a longtime compliance professional and attorney who has served in senior-level compliance roles with RSM (formerly McGladrey), Protiviti, Silicon Valley Bank, Bank of the West, Union Bank and Washington Mutual. Boccia has led regulatory examination response engagements and assisted banks and financial institutions of all sizes prepare for examination by federal regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Boccia earned her J.D. degree at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, Calif. and her M.B.A. degree in business administration and management from San Francisco State University.
Senior Regulatory Consultant Valerie Baxendale has more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate officer, attorney, and compliance professional in senior-level positions with Regions Financial Corporation, EverBank, Wells Fargo, and Driehaus Capital Management, as well as several large law firms. Her areas of expertise include retail consumer and commercial banking compliance, and mutual fund and broker-dealer legal compliance. Baxendale received her J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. and her M.B.A. in investment and economics from Indiana University.
“We take our role as a trusted advisor to clients very seriously, and work diligently to help them navigate through a wide range of complex challenges,” said Timothy R. Burniston, executive vice president, U.S. Advisory Services and Regulatory Relations. “The addition of Barbara and Valerie to our practice brings a depth of banking expertise that complements and builds on the considerable knowledge base of our growing consulting team.”
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