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Trish Lagodzinski, CAMS Senior Director - Licensing

Trish Lagodzinski, CAMS, Senior Director at Ankura (previously Chartwell), is one of the country’s top experts in money transmitter licenses and  expertly leads dozens of market entry projects for high profile fintech companies.

Trish Lagodzinski provides guidance on regulatory compliance matters dealing with state money service business licenses and associated state and federal compliance regulations for non-bank financial services companies, including money transmitters, foreign currency exchangers, payment processors, cryptocurrency, check cashing, and other consumer finance companies. Trish has completed licensing, administration, including changes of control and material changes, and examination support in all 50 states and territories. In addition, she has completed licensing projects for companies in Asia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other European Union countries.

Trish Lagodzinski has more than 30 years of experience in regulatory compliance and state and federal government contracting. Prior to joining Chartwell, Trish assisted with regulatory matters at Microfinance International Corporation (MFIC), an international payments and micro-financing business and served as a liaison to federal agencies, a project manager, and a business development specialist at Aspen Systems and then at Lockheed Martin. She represented the General Services Administration at national meetings and managed projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For 8(a) contracting companies, Trish analyzed intelligence data from criminal justice-related agencies for the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Information System (NADDIS).

Trish has an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a BA in international relations from American University, and a Project Management Certificate from Penn State University. She has completed two intensive rounds of Kaizen management training in Japan with Toyota Production System Lean Kaizen experts. In addition, Trish has written articles for Chartwell’s Compass publication on current compliance issues. She has been a speaker and presenter at the Money Transmitter Regulators Association (MTRA) and the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) conferences.

Trish enjoys spending time with her family and supporting high school STEM, music and theater activities.