DR. LaShana Wiggs

LaShana Wiggs
DBA Alumna Class of 2022
Vice President, Financial Crimes Manager, Wells Fargo Corporation

LaShana Wiggs is currently Vice President and Financial Crimes Manager in the Wholesale Banking Commercial Real Estate Risk Management division at Wells Fargo Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. With over 18 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry, LaShana has worked in leadership for major institutions, including Wachovia Corporation, U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo Corporation. Although she specializes in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance, Risk Operations, Fraud Prevention and Consumer Banking, LaShana’s focus areas include organizational and process design, implementation, and process excellence.  After earning a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Appalachian State University, LaShana obtained an Executive MBA from the University of Phoenix. Her professional certifications include a Six Sigma – Green Belt (SSGB), and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Aside from volunteering in her local and surrounding communities, LaShana most enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

LaShana is interested in studying the correlation between organizational culture, leadership practices, employee engagement and the impact those factors have on the effective implementation and execution of BSA/AML compliance programs. This research is intended to provide financial institutions with foundational data to use in customizing their compliance programs designed to affect the prevention and resolution of enforcement actions by regulatory governing bodies. 

Read more about the 2022 Commencement speaker LaShana Wiggs.