Marimarlene Clay

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Washington, DC

Previous Experience

  • Private Practice, Compliance and Regulatory Consultant
  • National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Director of Compliance, NBC of MSĀ 
  • Large Case Assistant Auditor, Internal Revenue Service

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Marimarlene Clay


Marimarlene specializes in assisting clients as they are addressing regulatory concerns in consumer compliance, anti-money laundering and the Bank Secrecy Act. She has extensive experience involving fair lending, fraud, corporate governance, risk management, internal audit, quality assurance, and other consumer-related compliance matters. Marimarlene also performs compliance and AML due-diligence reviews, and helps clients establish effective compliance programs.


Marimarlene has over 30 years of regulatory and financial industry experience. Prior to joining Promontory, she was a national bank examiner at the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, where she was a member of the compliance specialist team and the AML lead expert. She has experience evaluating regulatory reporting, audit, and governance topics. Marimarlene spent seven years as head of compliance and the BSA officer at a regional bank in the Southeast. She is also a certified public accountant.


  • M.S., taxation, cum laude, Mississippi State University
  • B.A., accountancy, University of Illinois

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

Representative Engagements

  • Assisted management and boards of numerous financial institutions in establishing effective compliance management programs.
  • Performed evaluations and provided recommendations to several clients for improving compliance risk management and handling consumer-related issues.
  • Provided guidance and assistance to management and boards on establishing effective BSA/AML programs.
  • Assisted management and boards of several financial institutions in addressing regulatory issues and AML concerns.

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