The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

About Bob Grogan, CPA, CFE

In November 2012, Bob Grogan was re-elected for his second term as DuPage County Auditor.  Mr. Grogan is the sixth individual to hold the office since the Office was established in 1932.  Since taking office he has focused on adding transparency to County government.  Within six weeks of taking office he placed the County's checkbook online, making DuPage the first county in the State to do so. Currently, DuPage is one of only three counties in Illinois to achieve an "A" rating from the Illinois Policy Institute for transparency. Within three months of taking office Auditor Grogan established the Audit Hotline allowing concerned individuals a forum to report suspected fraud, waste, or misuse of DuPage County resources. 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner    

CIVIC EXPERIENCE

  • Commissioner, DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals (2005-2008)
  • Staff Assistant, Rep. Harris Fawell, 13th Illinois Congressional District (1996-1997)  
  • Secretary, Clarendon Blackhawk Mosquito Abatement District Board (2001-2006)
  • Board Member, DuPage Regional Planning Commission (2003-2005)  

EDUCATION

  • Miami University (Ohio)
    • Bachelors of Arts Degree
    • Double Major: Economics and Political Science  
  • College of DuPage
    • Advanced Accounting Certificate
    • Phi Theta Kappa  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois CPA Society
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Illinois Association of County Auditors

VOLUNTEERISM

  • Board Member, Des Plaines Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America (2010-current)
  • Board Member, Education Foundation of Downers Grove, District 38 (2010-2012)
  • 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 Way in suburban Chicago and created the lowest overhead cost structure. Awarded United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's first Vision and Leadership Award (2006) for efforts in developing regional organization and creating a new process to allocate funds.  
  • Member, College of DuPage Accounting Department Advisory Board (2002-current)
  • Secretary/Treasurer, United Way of South DuPage (2002-2003)
  • ESL Teacher, People Educating People (2001-2002)
  • Pop Warner Football Coach (1994-1999)

PERSONAL

  • Resident of Downers Grove. 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.