Michigan financial institution advisor Kia Hekneby, a senior compliance specialist at Doeren Mayhew, recently became a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager through the Institute of Certified Bankers.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the regulatory compliance area, Hekneby works within Doeren Mayhew’s Financial Institutions Group to assist community banks, credit unions, CUSOs and mortgage companies remain in compliance with lending and deposit regulations. In her role, she provides extensive expertise identifying lending and operational regulatory risks and providing recommendations for improvements.

The CRCM credential is a nationally recognized standard of knowledge and competence for regulatory compliance professionals working in the financial services industry. In order to obtain her designation, Hekneby was required to have more than 3 years’ industry experience, complete 80 hours of related continuing education activities within the last five years and pass an exam covering a wide range of regulatory compliance topics related to lending, deposits, bank operations, privacy, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Act and Community Reinvestment Act.

Hekneby is an active member of the Institute of Certified Bankers and Michigan Bankers Association.