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Maggie Hickey, Executive Inspector General

Maggie Hickey is the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. She was nominated by Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2015. Before coming to the OEIG, she served the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois for over 10 years. From 2010-2015, she was the Executive Assistant United States Attorney (EAUSA), overseeing a staff of approximately 300 employees. Prior to her supervisory role, Maggie served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division, Financial Crimes and Special Prosecution Section where she investigated and prosecuted a wide array of white collar crimes, including health care fraud, mortgage fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. Maggie tried multiple cases to verdict and she also briefed and argued many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Peter Fitzgerald.  She began her career with the United States Senate serving as the Investigative Counsel for the Committee on Government Affairs.  Prior to her service with the United States Senate, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division for the Southern District of West Virginia. She began her legal career as an associate with the firm now called Reed Smith in Los Angeles, California. She currently serves on the board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago.

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Susan Haling, First Assistant Inspector General

Ms. Haling joined the OEIG in December 2011 and serves as First Assistant Inspector General. She has more than nine years experience as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago where she tried over 25 criminal trials. Ms. Haling also previously worked for the U.S. Justice Department, Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. Ms. Haling was a law clerk for the Honorable James F. Holderman, district judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Haling received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and obtained her law degree from DePaul Law School where she graduated Order of the Coif, served as editor for the Law Review, and was a member of Moot Court Trial Team.

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Daniel Hurtado, General Counsel

Mr. Hurtado joined the OEIG in 2012 and serves as General Counsel. Prior to joining this office, Mr. Hurtado was a litigator with a large law firm for 17 years and served as in-house counsel for a media company for 2 years. Mr. Hurtado has served as president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, chair of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and as a member of the Legal Assistance Foundation Board of Directors and the Chicago Legal Clinic Board of Directors. He has been honored with the Chicago Bar Association Vanguard Award, the Public Interest Law Initiative Distinguished Alumnus Award, and MALDEFs Excellence in Legal Service Award. Mr. Hurtado received a BA from the University of Michigan and holds an MA and JD from Northwestern University, where he was an editor of the Journal of Criminology and president of the Hispanic Law Students Association.

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Fallon Opperman, Deputy Inspector General and Chief of Chicago Division

Ms. Opperman joined the OEIG as an assistant inspector general in June 2008 and most recently served as Chief of the Regional Transit Board Division. As Deputy Inspector General and Chief of Chicago Division, Ms. Opperman manages the investigative activities of the OEIGs Chicago office, including oversight of the Regional Transit Board Division. Ms. Opperman received a BA in political science from North Central College and obtained her law degree from the DePaul University College of Law.

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Tom Klein, Deputy Inspector General and Chief of the Springfield Division

Mr. Klein joined the OEIG in February 2015 as Deputy Inspector General and Chief of the Springfield Division. Mr. Klein had previously served with the OEIG from 2010-2011 before serving as General Counsel for the Illinois Capital Development Board. He previously spent over 7 years with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and 2 years with a large law firm. Mr. Klein received a BA from Taylor University, an MA from Purdue University, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

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Claudia Ortega, Chief Administrative Officer 

Ms. Ortega joined the OEIG in March 2014 and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer. She manages the OEIGs finance, human resources, information technology, procurement and other administrative functions. Previously, Ms. Ortega worked in a financial reporting role for a State University and for a global forensics investigative firm. She holds a MSA in accounting from Benedictine University and a BA in accounting from DePaul University and she is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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