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Wolters Kluwer Names Former Fed Regulator VP of Professional Services

""Wolters Kluwer Financial Services"":http://www.wolterskluwerfs.com/ continues to expand its regulatory and risk management consulting services. The company recently brought on Timothy R. Burniston to serve as VP and senior director of professional services for its risk and compliance business.

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Burniston, previously a senior associate director with the Federal Reserve Board's division of consumer and community affairs, joins the company's growing roster of more than 400 in-house regulatory and risk management experts.

In his previous position with the Fed, Burniston was tapped by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help develop the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's large depository institution examination program. Burniston's main responsibilities within the Fed included monitoring and evaluating its consumer compliance examination and fair lending enforcement programs.

In his new role with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Burniston will work directly with compliance and risk management executives to help them more effectively

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navigate an increasingly-complex regulatory environment under the Dodd-Frank Act.

He will draw upon his experience leading compliance examination programs for more than 35 years at the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to help the customers of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services address today's heightened regulatory scrutiny.

""The breadth and complexities of banking laws and regulations make it imperative for a financial institution to have a strong, comprehensive compliance risk management framework and program that goes beyond technicalities to the core of the institution's product development and delivery, and interactions with its customers,"" Burniston said.

""Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, with its expertise and proven ability to deliver to and exceed client expectations, is well positioned to help institutions prevent as well as address regulatory problems and develop long-term solutions,"" Burniston added.

Burniston began his regulatory career as an analyst and consumer compliance examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1977 and joined the Fed's division of consumer and community affairs shortly after.

He left the Fed in 1988 to establish the compliance examination program at the OTS. In 2000, he joined the FDIC to oversee a major redesign of that agency's consumer compliance examination program. He returned to the Fed in 2005.

Burniston earned his M.B.A from George Washington University. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), and has served on the CRCM advisory board of the Institute of Certified Bankers.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.
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