Rebecca Schauer Robertson has been named executive vice president of Columbia-based South State Bank.
Robertson joined South State in 2002 as a compliance specialist and was named to her current position of bank secrecy act officer in 2005. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2011 and named director of AML Compliance in 2015.
Robertson is responsible for ensuring the Bank’s compliance with all facets of the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control. Additionally, Robertson has oversight of the Bank’s Fraud department.
A native of Pennington Gap, Va., Robertson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Milligan College in Elizabethton, Tenn. In 2012, she was honored with the Professional Excellence Award from Milligan.
Robertson holds the advanced designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering-Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit), and designations of Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has participated as a panelist and speaker on the topic of BSA for many law enforcement and risk-audit groups, and BSA-AML focused conferences.