Susan Haling, Acting Executive Inspector General
Governor Rauner announced on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 that he had appointed Susan Haling as Acting Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. Ms. Haling joined the OEIG in December 2011 and for the last 3 years has served as First Assistant Inspector General. She has more than nine years experience as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago where she tried over 20 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.
Neil Olson, General Counsel
Neil P. Olson returned to the OEIG in May 2018 and serves as General Counsel. Mr. Olson previously worked at the OEIG as Deputy Inspector General and Chief of Springfield Division before leaving the OEIG in 2013 to serve as General Counsel in the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer. Prior to his return to the OEIG, Mr. Olson served as an Assistant Attorney General and then the Deputy Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. He also previously worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct, as a litigator in private practice, and as the law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth Laurence of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Olson is a graduate of Grinnell College and Northeastern University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Illinois.
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.
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.
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.