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Carol A. Kraus

Carol A. Kraus is a licensed CPA and Certified Grant Management Specialist. She has served as the Chief Internal Auditor for the Illinois Office of the Comptroller, an Associate Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB), and as Chief Internal Auditor for the State of Illinois where she trained internal audit staff to conduct Federal program audits. She was also appointed Chief Accountability Officer to lead the Statewide implementation of internal controls, financial performance reporting, and monitoring for the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Illinois was recognized as a leader in the nation in its ARRA implementation effort. Prior to her retirement in July 2020, she served as the Director of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU), which is responsible for leading the effort of implementing GATA - establishing uniform policies and procedures in a collaborative effort between grant-making agencies and Grant Seekers to remove redundancies and duplication of efforts as well as to streamline grant management business processes while increasing accountability and transparency throughout the entire grant lifecycle.