Compliance Alliance provides an expertise in regulatory and consumer compliance by hiring professionals with an extensive background in not only compliance, but financial institution operations. Our Advisors were bankers prior to joining the Compliance Alliance team so they understand your situation and take pride in assisting with the management of your compliance program.

Meet Your Compliance Alliance Team


Scott Daugherty
President & General Counsel

Scott Daugherty serves as the President & General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. Scott has been an integral part of its startup and growth since its inception in 2011. Prior to Compliance Alliance, he joined the legal staff of the Texas Bankers Association in 2003, serving as the primary contact for the legal and compliance hotline, while also tackling legislative issues.

Scott brings a combination of community and regional bank experience along with his legal expertise. Prior to law school, Scott enjoyed a career in banking with a broad background that includes retail and branch management and consumer and commercial lending responsibilities. He is one of the leading bank regulatory, compliance and legal experts in the nation.

Scott is a frequent and sought after speaker on bank compliance, regulatory and legal topics. He has spoken at numerous banking and legal conventions, schools, conferences, seminars and other events. Scott is consulted regularly by the banking industry, regulatory agencies and legislators. Scott has also written numerous articles for prominent banking publications including many state bankers associations’ publications.

Darlia Fogarty
Director of Compliance & COO

Darlia Fogarty brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to our banks as well as our staff. After 12 years as a commissioned national bank examiner with the OCC, Darlia developed an expertise in compliance while administering examinations in banks of all sizes. She contributed as a member of the Retail Credit Team, with a Compliance Designation. Darlia also holds 10 years of experience as a compliance officer/auditor and 4 years as a compliance/audit consultant.

Darlia has spoken at a number of conventions, meetings and schools throughout the years. Her articles can be found in State Banking Association magazines, Compliance Alliance newsletters and several other publications. Darlia oversees the creation of tools and resources while also fielding questions from a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues faced by banks of all sizes.

Dimitris Rousseas, Associate General CouncilDimitris Rousseas
Deputy General Counsel

Dimitris has spent his entire career working with deposit and lending departments of financial institutions on both the production and compliance side. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Law School and has been with Compliance Alliance since September, 2012. Mr. Rousseas has fielded questions on a wide range of legal and compliance issues faced by community banks. Dimitris has written numerous articles for banking publication and presented on a variety of banking topics.

James McGuire
Associate General Counsel

James McGuire has worked as an attorney and legal researcher in the financial industry since 2010. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007, he served as Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Attorney General in the Open Records Division, and later worked as a solo practitioner in the Austin area.  Prior to joining Compliance Alliance in July of 2015, James assisted a major mortgaging servicer with the OCC’s independent foreclosure audit and was an SEC filing researcher for a major financial and legal research firm.  He has extensive first-hand experience with open records, mortgage servicing, consumer law and securities regulation.

Silvia Garcia Maggio, CRCM
Associate General Counsel

Silvia Garcia Maggio serves as an Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 2011, Silvia began her career in real property and foreclosure law. Employed by a national mortgage servicer since 2012, Silvia worked on the OCC independent foreclosure audit and in compliance for Enterprise Risk Management, gaining a multitude of experience dealing with multi-state and federal banking regulations. Silvia started with Compliance Alliance in March of 2014. Silvia is part of our team of attorneys who assist CA members with a wide-range of regulatory and compliance inquiries.

Victoria E. Stephen
Associate General Counsel 

Victoria E. Stephen serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. While receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking Finance from the McCombs School of Business, Victoria worked in both deposit and lending services. She continued her interest in financial services at the University of Texas School of Law by focusing on secured transactions, taxation, contracts, and corporate governance. Victoria has since worked in corporate tax law, mergers and acquisitions, and performed legal research on a range of regulatory issues. As one of our hotline advisors, Victoria helps Compliance Alliance members with a variety of compliance and regulatory questions.

Jennifer Kirby 
Compliance Specialist

Jennifer has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry. She began her career with a national bank in San Antonio, Texas while receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She continued her interest in finance through law school and focused her course work on creditor and transactional issues. While in law school Jennifer worked at a commercial litigation law firm with a specific focus on creditor's rights and collection litigation matters. Since 2011, Jennifer has been part of a leading team of attorneys and compliance experts who assist all levels of bank personnel with a wide range of compliance issues.

Elizabeth K. Madlem 
Associate General Counsel

Elizabeth serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. She is a Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Sigma graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, where she was also an NCAA Division II champion tennis player. Elizabeth received her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso School of Law, Indiana, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Elizabeth brings to Compliance Alliance her knowledge of contract law and bank compliance policy. As a recent addition to CA, Elizabeth looks forward to assisting members with their compliance and regulatory questions.

photo_Abbey-Cohen_Associate-General-Counsel_Texas-Bar_2016Abbey Cohen 
Associate General Counsel

Abbey serves as Associate General Counsel for Compliance Alliance. She attended Austin College and earned her Bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in Economic Policy. Abbey is recent graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law where she received both a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in Business Administration. During law school, she developed experience in banking compliance while working for a consumer finance corporation and its in-house legal team. As an attorney with Compliance Alliance, Abbey is eager to help members with their compliance and regulatory questions.

Chance Williams, CRCM 
Compliance Specialist

Chance Williams brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to our banks. Chance developed an expertise in compliance while working as a BSA and Compliance Officer in banks of all sizes during his career. He contributed as a member of Business Development Teams, Loan Committees, Audit Committees, Product Steering Committees, IT Committees and as a direct liaison with the regulatory agencies.

Chance also holds 10 years of experience as a compliance officer/auditor and 4 years as a senior compliance/audit consultant. As a Compliance Officer and Auditor, Chance has spent his career working with banks under enforcement action to strengthen bank compliance management systems. Chance holds the ICB CRCM certification; as well as ICBA certifications in BSA (CBAP), Compliance (CCBCO), and IT (CCBTO). He has worked in the banking industry for 20 years in all departments of the bank. He possesses a strong working knowledge of bank operations and compliance.

Samantha Alfaro
Membership Development

Samantha originally joined Compliance Alliance in November 2011 while attending school at Texas State University. Now in her third position with the team, Samantha oversees all Membership Development efforts. Her strong work ethic, passion for people and background in marketing meet the demands of this ever-changing, people-oriented industry. Outside of banking and compliance, she loves to travel, and yoga and photography are her favorite pastimes. Any questions, comments, or concerns regarding benefits of membership? Samantha is always here to help.

Sara Baker
Membership Development

Sara has been with Compliance Alliance since December of 2015. She started at Compliance Alliance as the receptionist before moving to Membership Development where she manages, among other things, our Huddles. Sara has many years of customer service experience; most of that working in the hospitality industry. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu's Patisserie and Baking Program here in Austin, Sara is our resident baking expert.


Natalie RhodesNatalie Rhodes
Receptionist & Member Services

Natalie's is the voice you will hear most often when contacting Compliance Alliance. She ensures that your question is directed to the correct C/A team member. Natalie also assists with managing users and accounts for member banks and overseeing the review process.

Stevie Black
Marketing Coordinator

Stevie joins Compliance Alliance as the Marketing Coordinator. Since receiving a B.F.A. in Photo/ Film from Philadelphia College of Art, he has spent the better part of his career in the communication arts; from managing photography labs; through pre-press and offset printing; to early digital technologies; and now to digital marketing and brand strategy. Stevie is a new Texan now living in San Marcos, where he is an arts commissioner in his second term. This spring finds him busy as a core member of an innovative artspace called 218 Coop Gallery, the first cooperative gallery in San Marcos. He and his partner also own and run Rio Claro Studio, a working fine art and design studio that won Best New Downtown Business in SMTX for 2016.