Chief Compliance Officer
Western Union

Tyler Hand is Chief Compliance Officer of The Western Union Company, a fortune 500 global leader in digital and retail cross-border money transfer and payments services.

Prior to accepting the Chief Compliance Officer role, Tyler was Western Union’s Global Head of Sanctions, Interdiction, & Anti-Corruption. Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union included leading the company’s government sanctions and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance programs, as well as managing the company’s screening and interdiction processes in support of the company’s anti-money laundering and fraud prevention programs.

Tyler joined Western Union in 2014 after seven years with the Chief Counsel’s Office for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, DC. During his time with the Treasury Department, Tyler served as OFAC’s Assistant Chief Counsel for Designations and Enforcement and Acting Director for Enforcement. While at the Treasury Department, Tyler’s responsibilities included developing and implementing policies related to OFAC enforcement and designation matters; drafting sanctions Executive Orders, guidance and regulations; and advising on large interagency enforcement investigations involving major financial institutions. Tyler also worked closely on U.S. and multilateral sanctions matters with counterparts at the Department of Justice, the Department of State and the White House National Security Staff.

Prior to joining OFAC, Tyler practiced law at Holland & Hart in Denver, Colorado in its Anti-Corruption, Export Controls and Trade Sanctions practice group. Tyler received his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Colorado and his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1995.