Adriana Cabada, MA, CFE is a Director of Examinations at the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of Atlanta in the International Department of the Supervision, Regulation and Credit (SRC) Division; and has worked for more than 20 years at FRB Atlanta. Ms. Cabada currently supervises the Foreign Banking Organization (FBO) and Country Risk Monitoring and Analysis Team that oversees Canadian, European, and Latin American countries and FBOs. Ms. Cabada is also responsible for the supervision and management of examinations of South and Central American, Caribbean, European, and other foreign-owned FBOs and their U.S. banking and nonbanking operations. Ms. Cabada is a subject matter expert in international banking supervision and has advised (advises) several Federal Reserve System’s (FRS’s) workgroup/committee(s) related to international banking supervision, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), nonbanking entities, and technology. Ms. Cabada participates and serves in leaderships roles in standing supervision committees and workgroups within the Federal Reserve System.
Ms. Cabada joined the FRB of Atlanta’s International Examination Team in July 2002, where she was an examiner/senior examiner; led complex examinations; acquired BSA/AML, operational risk and wealth management expertise; assisted in the execution of numerous supervisory actions; participated on an FRS BSA/AML community and regional bank horizontal review; and served in (and led) several intra and inter-district projects, workgroups, and assignments (including large, regional and community banks). Ms. Cabada has taught several examiner related courses and provided supervisory presentations, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Cabada also provides foreign technical assistance training for the FRS’ Board of Governors; and has taught courses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Cabada has served as the Co-Chair of the FRB Atlanta SRC Director and Managers’ Steering Group Committee; and similarly, has served on several Bank/SRC committees and participated in initiatives related to disaster preparedness; employee recognition; diversity, equity and inclusion; and leadership mentoring programs. Prior to joining the FRB of Atlanta, Ms. Cabada worked in the securities brokerage industry.
Ms. Cabada earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Tulane University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Ms. Cabada earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from Florida International University. She also studied at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, the University of Leon in Spain, and the Ibero-American University in Mexico. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, with some proficiency in French and Portuguese. Ms. Cabada earned her Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) accreditation in April 2011.