Donna S. McNeely
MBA, CPA, CIA, CIG, CFSA, CGAP, CCEP
Executive Director of Ethics and Compliance
Donna McNeely began her career working as a certified public accountant in the audit and banking industries, joining the University of Illinois in 1995 in the Office of University Audits. In late 2003, an opportunity to create a separate, university-wide Ethics Office was presented and Donna accepted the role of University Ethics Officer. The Office later assumed responsibility for the development and administration of all annual ethics training for the nine public universities in Illinois, in addition to managing the Statement of Economic Interests filing process and providing advisory services to employees. Donna has been awarded the Lincoln Presidential Award for her dedication to excellence in ethics and has presented at several national conferences. More recently, Donna’s position has evolved to include a compliance component and the coordination of multiple ethics and compliance facets across all University of Illinois campuses. She serves as liaison to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor and Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, manages the growth, development and planning strategies, and oversees the daily functions and operations of the University Ethics and Compliance Office.
Donna can be reached at: 217-206-6202.
Traci L. Rolf
Associate Director of University Ethics
Traci received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked in the accounting industry early in her career. She joined the University in 2001 as an internal auditor, with a background in risk auditing. Very quickly, her role evolved to that of the Assistant Ethics Officer, undertaking tasks such as the development of annual ethics training content and providing advisory services to employees. Currently, Traci serves the University Ethics and Compliance Office as the Associate Director of University Ethics and is the point person for ethics-related matters and investigations.
Traci can be reached at: 217-206-6202.
David E. Grogan
JD, LLM, CPA
Associate Director of University Compliance
Dave Grogan received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary. He began his career working as a certified public accountant in the accounting industry. He subsequently received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LLM from The George Washington University Law School. Dave served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Judge Advocate (attorney) before joining the University of Illinois Ethics and Compliance team in 2014. As Associate Director of University Compliance, Dave serves as a liaison between the University Ethics and Compliance Office and campus compliance partners with respect to University and campus compliance obligations. In coordination with the Executive Director of Ethics and Compliance and campus compliance partners, Dave is responsible for developing an effective institutional compliance program.
Dave can be reached at: 217-300-1862.
Leigh B. Volpert
Leigh Volpert received her undergraduate degree in Management of Information Systems from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She began her career working with Appropriations Committee Staff for the Illinois State Senate Minority Caucus. After fourteen years of service to the Senate, Leigh accepted a position as the Administrative Coordinator for the University Ethics and Compliance Office. Leigh is the first voice and point of contact within the office, coordinates meetings and schedules, and collaborates with Dave, Donna and Traci on a multitude of projects and initiatives within the office.
Leigh can be reached at: 217-206-6202.