Alan S. Abel

Executive & Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering Practice at Crowe LLP

Alan S. Abel

Alan S. Abel

Executive & Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering Practice at Crowe LLP

Biography

Alan S. Abel is Executive and Global Leader of Crowe Horwath LLP’s Anti-Money Laundering Practice, and served similar roles at PwC and Coopers & Lybrand. Alan has assisted numerous global and regional financial institutions including the Bretton Woods and other multinational enterprises to help them improve their governance, business processes and controls. Alan has worked with thirty-five foreign governments to help them strengthen their legal and regulatory regimes, including the privatization process of Latvia following the fall of the Iron Curtain, the accountancy profession in Jordan, and assisting the transition of the Panama Canal Zone from the U.S. to Panama under the Torrijos-Carter Treaties.
Alan represents the AICPA to the Treasury Department for developing U.S. anti-money laundering guidance, and to the International Federation of Accountants for the accountancy profession globally. At the request of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, Alan participated in a Task Force for developing guidance on providing financial services to foreign “Politically Exposed Persons” (PEPs). Alan is formerly the CFO and Information Technology Director for the Jewish Social Services Agency of Greater Washington, one of the country’s largest community services and health care agencies, and was the only staff in the Agency’s 100-year history to be appointed to its Board.. Alan has testified before Congress as a private industry expert on financial crime, has made live appearances on CNN “SquawkBox” and CNBC “Maverick of the Morning,” has written numerous articles and speaks in professional venues and quoted frequently by the press. Alan is a CPA also certified in Financial Forensics, and licensed in the District of Columbia and Florida, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Alan holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. Accounting from Georgetown University. Alan is also the Executive Sponsor of Crowe’s Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) People Resource Network (PRN).

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Number of Awards

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Co-Founder at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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Advisor at The First Thirty Days, Inc.

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Founder at 1-800-flowers.com, Inc.

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Former Advisor at Compound Advisor LLC

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Founder at Gerry Byrne Media Partners LLC

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Founder at RANE Corp.

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Secretary of State at New York Office of the Secretary of State

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Principal & Tri-State President at Avison Young (Canada), Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner at L+M Development Partners, Inc.

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Executive & Global Head, Anti-Money Laundering Practice at Crowe LLP
Education
B.A.

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

M.S. in Accounting

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer & Information Technology Director
Prior

Jewish Social Service Agency provides counseling, therapy, workshops, career and adoption services, hospice, home care and Jewish chaplaincy services. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The John Jay College Foundation, Inc., is a separately incorporated not for profit organization which conducts fundraising activities to support educational, cultural and social activities of the college. The Corporations revenue is the result of donations and grants from corporate and private donors including alumni.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
Certified in Financial Forensics
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