Sanctions Compliance Officer
U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control
Jessica Houghton is a Sanctions Compliance Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Jess is a member of OFAC’s Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation division, which is responsible for implementing U.S. economic sanctions through outreach to public and private sector partners. Jess routinely advises financial institutions and other organizations from around the world on OFAC sanctions compliance and implementation issues, regularly speaks at conferences and seminars about complying with OFAC sanctions and leads investigations of apparent violations by financial institutions to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. sanctions regulations. Jess’s recent focus has been on Virtual Currency, Cyber, Technology and Ransomware. Prior to joining OFAC, Jess served on active duty in the U.S. Navy.