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Deborah Sementa

Deborah Sementa

Ed.D., M.B.A., CRCM

Program Chair, MBEC

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

I have a long history in the banking industry serving both as a regulator and a compliance officer. As a regulator, I examined banks and credit unions on safety and soundness, information systems, and CRA compliance. As compliance officer, I oversaw all aspects of bank operations. With over 27 years in banking, I am very knowledgeable with challenges banks and credit unions face, particularly with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s consumer protection initiatives.

I attend industry seminars and conferences and stay current on banking developments. I am a good resource on banking and I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the industry. I served as chair of the Eastern Massachusetts Compliance Network and as a member of Massachusetts Bankers Association’s Legal and Regulatory Compliance Committee.



Ed.D. - Educational Leadership and Management - Capella University
MBA Business Law - Suffolk University
BS Finance - Central Connecticut State University

Certificates & Professional Accreditation

Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) - ABA Institute of Certified Bankers

Courses Taught at NECB

MBE501 Regulations and Regulators
MBE510 Governance, Ethics & Compliance
MBE540 Corporations & Compliance: Case Studies
MBE560 The Culture of Ethics
MBE570 Capstone: Ethics & Compliance
MBA530 Legal Issues in Business
BNK201 Principles of Banking
BNK301 Consumer Credit
BNK405 Contemporary Regulatory Issues
MGM250 Business Ethics

Professional Experience

Over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry and considered an industry expert in compliance and risk management, serving as a regulator for over 11 years and 15 years as Director of Compliance/Compliance Officer for a mid-size community bank Professional speaking experience with other industry experts for the Banking Compliance Association of Connecticut Written several articles on the state of the banking environment for various trade publications.

Past president of local chamber of commerce where she spent many years serving as a board member for both the Chamber and the Chamber’s Charitable Foundation; member of town’s Bylaws & Charter Committee Served several years as chair and officer of the Eastern Massachusetts Compliance Network (EMCN), an organization with a membership of over 250 compliance professionals.

Publications and Lectures

Sementa, D. (2015, May) Current compliance profession. Edcor, 15 (2Q.).

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