Gateway First Bank has appointed Natalia Coen as its new chief compliance officerIn this role, Coen is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the execution of a compliance management system and any related initiatives.

As chief compliance officer, Coen will also advise senior management, the board of directors, and any necessary committees of new laws and regulatory concerns. She will serve as a member of the risk and compliance committee and will oversee the compliance management processes for Gateway.

Additionally, Coen will draft and implement compliance policies for the company and provide support and assistance to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance.

Prior to joining Gateway, Coen was senior vice president and director of compliance at CoBiz Financial, a $3.8 billion financial services holding company, where she directed effective compliance, customer complaint, third-party contract, and fair lending management programs, among others.