John S. Karansky
BSA Risk Examiner
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch

John Karansky is a BSA/AML risk specialist on the risk team in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Karansky is responsible for leading or participating on BSA/AML examinations of US operations for foreign banks, large regional banks, community banks, and bank holding companies. He conducts internal and external BSA/AML/ OFAC training, performs community outreach, and serves as one of the district contacts on BSA/AML issues.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 2010, Karansky acquired a broad background from over 30 years in the nancial service industry working in operational, internal audit, anti- fraud and fraud detection, and regulatory compliance positions throughout North and South America and the Caribbean, as well as participating on international roundtables that focused on country anti-money laundering regulations, requirements, and guidance.

Karansky holds an MBA degree from Nova Southeastern University and carries professional designations that include the certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), anti-money laundering certified associate (AMLCA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified bank auditor (CBA), and the certified financial service auditor (CFSA).