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

Ross Marrazzo

Ross Marrazzo

Senior Managing Director

Ross Marrazzo, Senior Managing Director and Service Area Executive with Treliant, has over 33 years of domestic and international experience in the design, oversight, and assessment of corporate and regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions and fraud programs, and internal controls. Ross possesses a thorough knowledge of executive and operating functions and responsibilities within public companies and the financial services industry, including consumer and commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, and wealth management.

Over the span of his career, Ross has held senior leadership positions in a regulatory compliance capacity with a range of financial institutions, law firms, and the New York State Securities Division:

• GE Capital - Managing Director and Audit Executive, Global Compliance & Financial Crimes
• First Niagara Financial Group - Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and Operational Risk Assessment Head
• The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation - Head of Global Compliance & Financial Crimes Audit
• Citigroup - Director, Global Compliance & Financial Crimes Audit
• Citigroup - Numerous senior Compliance Officer roles for both domestic and international businesses - banking, lending, insurance, and
• Law Firms - Public and private, offering securities compliance at two New York law firms
• New York State Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Investor Protection & Securities - Securities Examiner

Ross has extensive experience in remediating regulatory issues and in working with U.S. state and federal regulators. Through his international experience, Ross possesses a broad understanding of foreign regulatory expectations. Ross’ U.S. regulatory experience includes work with the Fed, OCC, CFPB, SEC, and FINRA, along with state banking, securities, and insurance regulators.

Over the course of his career, Ross has spoken at a variety of conferences, including those hosted by the ABA, ACAMS Connecticut Chapter, FSO Knowledge Exchange, and SIFMA. He has also participated in an internet-based CFPB roundtable discussion hosted by The Exchange for Financial Institutions.

Ross is a graduate of St. John’s University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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