A Banker's Guide to Banking Cannabis

Are you thinking about providing banking services to customers in the Cannabis Industry?

Do you want to know more about the state of the law, regulatory expectations and how to create an effective cannabis compliance program that matches the size and resources of your institution?

Treilant, in association with Luse Gorman, has created a one-day, free, seminar:  A Banker’s Guide to Banking the Cannabis Industry. The seminar is being led by leaders in this area and will answer these questions and more (see full agenda below).

Cannabis customers can and are being banked today and regardless of the size of your institution, you can prudently bank them as well. So, mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Group Rate: $349/night (Plus State and Local Taxes)

Book Your Hotel Accommodations for A Banker's Guide to Banking Cannabis  



RSVP to Melissa Pazornik at or (202) 875-4741.








Treliant Team

Frank J. Meister

Frank J. Meister

Senior Manager

Frank Meister is a Senior Manager with Treliant, with over 20 years in banking operations and compliance. For the past 12 years, he has worked on the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and Sanctions Programs of large and mid-sized banks, building strong programs to withstand robust regulatory examinations. Frank’s broad and diversified experience helps him deliver the right size solution to financial institutions.


At Treliant, Frank has provided expertise and leadership in a variety of roles such as developing compliance programs, leading independent assessments, providing audit advisory services, delivering model validation assistance, and tuning transaction monitoring systems. Frank has worked with an array of financial institution types including large multinational financial institutions, mid-sized domestic financial institutions, and cryptocurrency trading organizations.


As a former practitioner, Frank was a Senior Vice President with Huntington Bank, where he oversaw special projects and initiatives for its BSA/AML Program such as Know Your Customer (KYC) remediation and RegTech upgrades. Before Huntington acquired FirstMerit Bank, Frank was FirstMerit’s BSA/AML Officer. At FirstMerit, he oversaw all aspects of the BSA/AML and Sanctions Program, gaining extensive experience with BSA/AML and Sanctions risk assessments, RegTech implementations, model development and tuning, program remediation, program mergers and acquisitions, product and service risk mitigation design and implementation, staff development and training, regulatory exam management, and operational streamlining.


Frank received a BS from Purdue University in Materials Science and Engineering and received his MBA from Ashland University. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is a member of the Northern Ohio ACAMS chapter.  While he was a co-chair of the chapter, it was named 2017 ACAMS Chapter of the Year.

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