February 11, 2019 – Hagatna, Guam.  Bank of Guam Board of Directors, Management and Staff are proud to announce the promotion of Jacinta Benavente Elm to Vice President/Anti Money Laundering and Fraud Investigation Division (AFID) Manager and Ellie-Rose Flores-Diego to Vice President/Compliance Manager as their newest Vice Presidents.

With the Bank since 2002, Jacinta Benavente Elm was a Customer Service Associate for 4 years before becoming a Compliance Associate in 2006, and then a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer in 2008 for 6 years.  Promoted to AVP in 2014, Elm become the Anti Money Laundering (AML) training officer for a year before becoming the AML Manager in 2015.  Prior to her promotion, she was the AML and Fraud Division Assistant Manager in 2016.

Jacinta is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (2016) and Certified Fraud Examiner (2018).  She has been honored with the 2017 Guam Small Business Administration Financial Services Champion of the Year and 2018 Bank of Guam President’s Recognition for Supervisor of the Year.

Ellie-Rose Flores-Diego has been with Bank of Guam since 2004, starting as a Customer Associate, and then became in 2008 a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) investigator in the Bank’s BSA Department.  In 2010, Flores-Diego joined the Compliance Department, rising from Compliance Associate to Compliance Officer before being promoted to Compliance Manager.

Flores-Diego is a University of Guam Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, and holds two compliance certifications:  Sheshunoff Certified Regulatory Compliance Specialist (2014)  and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (2017). (PR)