Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.


Director of compliance in the financial institutions group of CLA specializing in regulatory compliance for financial institutions. Michelle has spent more than 10 years assisting financial institutions with regulatory compliance consulting.

Michelle assists clients daily by conducting on-site compliance consulting for a number of financial institutions. As part of her client consulting, Michelle helps financial institutions traverse numerous daily regulatory issues as well as client specific issues that arise as the result of regulatory exams. She assists financial institutions with compliance questions related to federal regulations both one-on-one with clients and as part of a nationwide compliance helpdesk. Michelle also attends periodic compliance committee meetings with clients to assist them in their compliance oversight function and she leads training sessions to inform clients on regulatory issues.

Outside of normal regulatory compliance issues, Michelle specializes in Anti-Money Laundering software validation.

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