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Adam K. Parks, CAMS


Workshop Speaker

Adam K. Parks, CAMS

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Tue, Feb 27, 2024

Bridging the Gap Between Retailors and Federal Law Enforcement

Since 2022, Mr. Parks has led the Louisiana Division of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) overseeing the operations of HSI’s five field offices in Louisiana.  He is the Co-Founder and an Executive Board Member of the Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama Organized Retail Crime Alliance.

From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Parks served as both the DHS and HSI Attaché based at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, where he led DHS’s bilateral engagement and HSI’s transnational crime investigations across 19 countries in the Indo-Pacific. While in that role, Mr. Parks received a Meritorious Citation from the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and the DHS Secretary’s Commendation for his leadership of several complex transnational investigations.  In addition, Mr. Parks developed over $4 million in U.S. Government funded initiatives in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati, and Samoa focused on countering transnational crime and international money laundering.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Parks has served in a variety of critical leadership roles, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Baltimore, Maryland, where he established the first federal task force dedicated to the disruption of dark net narcotics smuggling. In its first year of operations, the task force played a leading role in the dismantlement of the world’s largest dark net marketplace. For his efforts, he received the 2018 Interdiction Award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the HSI Executive Associate Director’s Award for Cyber Crime.  Mr. Parks’ other leadership roles have included the DHS Principal Director of Law Enforcement Policy, Commander of the National Capital Region Rapid Response Team, National Program Manager for the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and staff investigator for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, during which he led a high-profile political corruption investigation that resulted in the forfeiture of $70.8 million from a senior foreign government official and new U.S. legislation to address third-party money laundering and corporate transparency.

Mr. Parks is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He holds a Master of Arts degree from The Citadel with a dual concentration in Homeland Security and Leadership, and has completed executive education at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

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