County Auditor Bob Grogan 2017-01-28T03:38:19+00:00

bob_groganPROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Manager, Legacy Professionals LLP (2003-current)
  • Conduct and direct audits and tax filings of various non-profit corporations, including traditional 501(c)3s and (c)6s, governmental entities and employee benefit plans. Advise clients regarding improvements in operational efficiency and internal controls.Present annual financial statements and management recommendations to clients’ Board of Directors. Develop reviews, compilations, procedures and A-133 compliance audits. Participate in RFP presentations. Manage and train staff. Lead writer of articles for firm’s NFP client newsletter (writing samples may be provided upon request). Provide and demonstrate leadership for organization. Member of firm’s Training and Audit IT Users Group Committees.
  • Certified Public Accountant (2002)
  • Passed all four sections of CPA exam on first attempt: FARE- 95, ARE- 93, Audit- 92, Law- 92. Qualified under the new 150 hour requirement.
  • Project Manager/Consultant, ABN AMRO (1997-2000)
  • Coordinated team response to regulatory and internal audits/queries from over 30 agencies for entire North American Y2K project. Analyzed and interpreted all new regulatory pronouncements for the project. Responsible for monitoring project compliance and communications. Developed training seminars for lenders. Created scoring criteria for credits regarding Y2K risk.Coordinated the development and maintenance of intranet and internet websites. Supervised customer inquiry and response process for the project and established tools to track progress.
  • Operations Officer, Bank One (1993-1995)
  • Directed the consolidation of research and record departments for seven branches. Managed three Deposit Operations units. Supervised and coordinated the activities of 25 employees.Preformed Human Resources duties including hiring and termination of employees. Managed daily compliance, legal processing research and record retention areas. Re-designed administrative workflow to improve productivity and employee satisfaction. Participated in the planning and implementation of corporate downsizing and the relocation of the Operations Division.Achieved several promotions after beginning career as an teller.

CIVIC EXPERIENCE

  • Commissioner, DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals (2005-current)
  • Evaluate cases involving requests for zoning variances and conditional uses throughout the county. Develop and recommend amendments to county zoning ordinance.
  • Staff Assistant, Rep. Harris Fawell, 13th Illinois Congressional District (1996-1997)
  • Responsible for constituent casework regarding IRS, HUD, EPA, and others. Performed duties both in local district office and in Washington DC. Collaborated with several agencies and other staff to ensure accomplishment of day-to-day projects.
  • Secretary, Clarendon Blackhawk Mosquito Abatement District Board (2001-2006)
  • Develop and implement strategies while serving on board of local taxing body responsible for public health related to vector control.
  • Board Member, DuPage Regional Planning Commission (2003-2005)
  • Served as one of five at-large citizen members. Advised the County Board on issues including mass-transit, home rule, land use and affordable housing. Appointed position.

EDUCATION

  •     Miami University (Ohio)
  •     Bachelors of Arts Degree
  •     Double Major: Economics and Political Science
  •     College of DuPage
  •     Advanced Accounting Certificate
  •     4.0/4.0 GPA
  •     Phi Theta Kappa
  •     PROFESSONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  •     Illinois CPA Society
  •     American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

VOLUNTEERISM

  • President, United Way of the DuPage Area (2003-2005)
  • Chaired the consolidation committee for merger of six separate 501(c) 3s into a single more efficient organization. Reorganized and cut expenses by more than 30%. Oversaw largest United WayChicago and created the lowest overhead cost structure. Lead a volunteer board of 24 civic-minded executives, an extended network of over 60 volunteers, and a staff of three.Directed a budget of $3 million and addressed the needs of 29 communities, with a population of 800,000, by funding over 45 health and human service agencies. Awarded United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s first Vision and Leadership Award (2006) for efforts in developing regional organization and creating new process to allocate surplus funds. Currently, Chair, Operational Standards Committee for entire suburban Metro area, charged with developing standards and measures for suburban United Ways. in suburban
  • Member, College of DuPage Accounting Department Advisory Board (2002-current)
  • Meet with faculty and administrators of College of DuPage to plan and advise direction of accounting curriculum for the largest single campus community college in the United States.
  • Secretary/Treasurer, United Way of South DuPage (2002-2003)
  • Responsible for financial oversight. Participated in the management of fundraising, public relations, and community needs assessment as a member of the Board.
  • ESL Teacher, People Educating People (2001-2002)
  • Instructed classes of over 30 non-native English speaking adults in basic vocabulary and grammar.
  • Pop Warner Football Coach (1994-1999)
  • Political Experience
  • Vice-Chairman Downers Grove Township Republican Organization (2005-current)
  • Precinct Committeeman, DuPage Republican Party (1998-current)
  • Treasurer, Federation of Illinois Young Republicans (2003-2006)
  • Treasurer, DuPage Young Republicans (2002-2004)
  • Township Campaign Coordinator, Judy Baar Topinka for Governor (2005-2006)
  • Township Campaign Coordinator, Andy McKenna for U.S. Senate (2003-2004)
  • Township Campaign Coordinator, Judy Baar Topinka for Treasurer (2002)
  • Volunteer, Judy Biggert for Congress (1998)
  • Campaign Staff, Harris Fawell for Congress (1996)

PERSONAL

  • 40 year old Downers Grove resident. Married to Beth. They have three children: Anastasia, Robert and Evelyn
  • Traveled to over 50 countries independently in Europe, Middle East, South America and Asia.