Leslie Geissler Munger

Leslie Geissler Munger was sworn in as Illinois State Comptroller on January 12, 2015. Comptroller Munger is a native Illinoisan, earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois and her master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

She is a former brand management business executive with Helene Curtis/Unilever where she led the $800 million U.S. Hair Care business and managed large budgets, reduced costs and delivered results. Early in her career, Munger also worked at Procter & Gamble and at McKinsey and Company, Inc.

She has been an active community volunteer and leader for the Riverside Foundation, a not-for-profit residential facility for developmentally disabled adults in Lincolnshire where she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2013.

Comptroller Munger also served on the School District 103 Foundation Board for 7 years, and spent 3 of those years as President. The Foundation raised money for education enhancements in the school.

She is a member of the University of Illinois Student Affairs Advisory Council. In 2004, Leslie was named Lincolnshire's Citizen of the Year.

Comptroller Munger and her husband, John, live in Lincolnshire and have two adult sons, Tom and Andy.

 

 

HISTORY OF THE OFFICE

The Comptroller's Office was created by the Constitutional Convention of 1970 as an expanded replacement for the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. The Office of the Comptroller traces its ancestry to 1799, when an auditor of public accounts was established under the jurisdiction of the Northwest Territory. Elijah Conway Berry served as Auditor of Public Accounts when Illinois was a territory of the United States, and continued his duties as Auditor when Illinois became a state in 1818. Berry's successor, James Stapp, took office when he was only 27 years of age.

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