Chapter Meeting - October 19, 2023

Provided by

Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center

6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088

Sponsored by: 


12:30pm – 1:00pm                Registration

1:00pm – 2:15pm                Chapter Business Meeting Updates

                                             Presentation 1: Challenges and Risk in Cannabis Banking

                                             Presentation 2: Marijuana and Workers Compensation 

2:15pm – 3:30pm                Networking with a guided walking tour of the museum with traditional Native American Food 

4:00pm – 5:00pm                Tour of the outdoor village (Weather Permitting) 


Cannabis Banking in NYS and Marijuana and Workers' Compensation


Ryne Cornacchia, VP of Risk Services, BSA Officer at AmeriCU Credit Union and Adjunct Instructor at Utica University 

Ryne Cornacchia is a season leader in the banking and credit union industry, specializing in BSA, Fraud, collections, and risk management.  With extensive experience in physical security, compliance, and fraud mitigation.  Ryne holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Fraud Examiner and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

As the Vice President of Risk for AmeriCU Credit Union, Ryne oversees BSA/AML, Fraud, Quality Control, Collections, Enterprise Risk Management, Loss Mitigation and serves as the Board-designated BSA Officer.  He is known for building high-quality BSA and Fraud programs that strike a perfect balance between risk management and member and staff experience.

In addition to his leadership roles, Ryne in an education, teaching courses is fraud detection, anti-money laundering, payment systems and business at Utica University.  His expertise, coupled with his dedication to community involvement, makes him a respected figure in the field of financial risk management. 

Jeff Hayden, Claims Director at PMA Companies

Brian Barry, Managing Attorney at PMA Companies


  • Active Chapter Members: Covered by the Chapter

  • Non-Members: $60


  • Cash

  • Credit via PayPal

  • Check payable to “RIMS Upstate NY Chapter” – Please email the Chapter Treasurer if you plan on making this form of payment;

– Mail to:         First American Equipment Finance

                        ATTN: Anna Ziegler

                        211 High Point Drive, 2nd Floor

                        Victor, NY 14564       


If you need to cancel your registration, please email the Chapter Secretary by 5:00pm on the Friday preceding the meeting. Late cancellations will be charged the non-member fee.

Please note: Your registration will include lunch. If you do not plan on staying for the meal, please contact the Chapter Secretary. Help save your chapter money!

If you have any further questions, please contact the Chapter Secretary, Tara Grillo at