Edward Pugh, CAMS, CAMS-Audit, AAP, CFE

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Edward Pugh, CAMS, CAMS-Audit, AAP, CFE

BSA Manager

In his role as BSA Manager at Young & Associates, Edward Pugh leads a dedicated team of BSA-specialized consultants, driving excellence in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance across client institutions. Since joining Young & Associates in January 2021 as a compliance consultant, Edward has continuously elevated the firm’s capabilities in regulatory compliance. 

Over his tenure, Edward has conducted numerous BSA and BSA/AML model validation reviews, lending and deposit reviews, and ACH audits, demonstrating his deep expertise and commitment to regulatory excellence. His participation in Audit Firm Training for Model Validation in 2022 and 2023, in collaboration with a renowned BSA software company, has significantly enhanced the firm’s ability to assist clients with BSA/AML model validation reviews. 

Edward brings over 20 years of industry experience to his role, with five years overseeing a team of bank examiners. His diverse background includes roles in retail lending and deposit products, corporate trust, compliance, and regulatory supervision. Edward holds esteemed designations such as CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist), CAMS-Audit, AAP (Accredited ACH Professional) from NACHA, and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). 

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, providing him with a strong foundation for understanding the complexities of the financial industry. Edward’s leadership and expertise continue to drive Young & Associates’ commitment to excellence in BSA compliance and regulatory services. 

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