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Elizabeth Bethoney

Vice President of AML Operations, Promontory Risk Review

Elizabeth provides strategic subject-matter expertise in anti-money-laundering/financial-crime compliance and risk mitigation.


She has a specific interest in AML/financial-crime issues involving securities, investment advisers, and alternative investments. Prior to joining Promontory, Elizabeth was a vice president at State Street Corp., managing and advising on AML/financial-crime investigations and developing strategic solutions to mitigate money-laundering risk.

Elizabeth previously spent more than eight years in the U.S. intelligence community. She was a senior analyst and adviser with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, where she helped shape U.S. policy and enforcement actions and supported U.S. officials and policymakers on proliferation finance and money-laundering and financial-crime threats. Elizabeth was a primary subject-matter expert for the intelligence community on illicit finance and tax-secrecy jurisdictions. She is a specialist in the area of attorneys and other nonfinancial professions and businesses involved in financial crime.

She also served as the Treasury’s first intelligence liaison and senior adviser to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s special-operations division. Elizabeth spearheaded large-scale money-laundering and financial-crime investigations and intelligence-collection initiatives, trained law-enforcement agents and analysts, and promoted collaboration between the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and U.S. and foreign law enforcement.


  • M.A., economics, Johns Hopkins University 
  • B.S., economics-finance, cum laude, Bentley University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • CAMS-FCI, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

Representative Engagements

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