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Deanna M. Wachsmuth, CISA, CISM

Managing Director – Risk and Compliance

    Ms. Wachsmuth is the leader of the Sheshunoff Risk Management Division, responsible for the delivery of all professional compliance and internal audit services. Deanna has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of senior management positions. She joined the former Harcourt Group of New England, Ltd. as a Principal in 1999, assuming the position of Regional Director in 2007. Prior to joining Harcourt, she served as an executive officer of a multi-state federal savings bank owned by Sun Life of Canada, U.S, and has extensive experience in Information Technology Auditing, Risk Assessment, Third-Party Risk Management, ERM, Information Security, and GLBA compliance, FDICIA and SOX, systems conversions, merger and acquisition consolidation, and project management. She is a regular contributor to the Sheshunoff Affiliation Webinar series, as well as a speaker at national ABA and regional banking conferences.


    Deanna is a summa cum laude graduate of Colby-Sawyer College, and her educational background also includes Wellesley College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and has a B.A. in Psychology. Deanna is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ISACA New England, and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).