KC Gingras, CFE, is a compliance professional with Chartwell Compliance. KC brings over 20 years of experience in accounting, compliance, and company operations to Chartwell. Throughout her career, KC has gained extensive knowledge in state and federal financial services compliance, risk management, and fraud detection, prevention, and remediation strategies.
As consumer compliance manager with one of the nation’s leading cash advance lenders and check cashers, Advance America, KC monitored state and federal regulations to ensure company compliance with its product offerings, such as payday, installment, and title lending for several states. She reviewed state examination results and provided guidance for the response courses of action. KC also managed the written complaint response process and developed a complaint reporting database to help the company identify customer concerns in keeping with best practices.
KC’s prior experience includes director of operations for a third-party accounts receivable financing company, director of finance and administration for a not-for-profit arts organization, and controller for a national importer and distributor of energy efficient hot water heaters.
KC culminated her MS in economic crime management from Utica College with her dissertation focused on the financial exploitation of the elderly. Additionally, she recertified her Certified Fraud Examiner’s license which she has held for 10 years. KC and her husband, Joe, enjoy hiking, fishing and camping. Their short-term goal is to white-water raft down the Colorado River.