Shannon is unafraid to take on entrenched interests. Her audits resulted in the removal of a state elected official for non-compliance. Numerous audits by her office have resulted in criminal investigations, employee terminations and countless process improvements that have helped make McHenry County government an example of good government for other counties.
As McHenry County Auditor, Shannon led an effort to modernize and streamline the office, adding in electronic procedures to approve the payment process, saving time and taxpayers dollars for McHenry County.
Shannon put an end to wasteful purchases, and ensured that every spending decision goes through a routine audit. Shannon added more financial transparency to county government by implementing automation features to county payment processing and purchasing.
During Shannon’s tenure in McHenry County Government, the County received numerous financial reporting awards from The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for achieving the highest standards in government reporting and transparency.
Shannon serves as the President of the Illinois Association of County Auditors. In that role, she led the fight against state government insiders and special interests to limit the oversight authority of locally elected county auditors.
Bachelors in Accounting from Northern Illinois University
Masters in Accounting from Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Received academic scholarships for a full ride to Northern Illinois University and a graduate assistant-ship for Shannon's Masters.
Beta Alpha Psi - Honor Society for Financial - Reporting Director
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Shannon Teresi
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