CPA, CFE, CISA, MBA, MAFM
Kevin "Duffy" Blackburn, CPA, CISA, CFE has dedicated himself in his public service work to moving the community forward and building a strong middle class for the County - focusing on fiscal health and issues that matter to the residents (including open and honest government, county projects that build value, and a government clear of fraud, waste, and abuse.)
Will County Auditor Kevin “Duffy” Blackburn is a CPA, Certified Information Systems Auditor-CISA, and Certified Fraud Examiner-CFE. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa in economics and holds two Master's degrees; MBA and Accounting from the Keller Graduate School. He's received certificates from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MIT Professional Studies, and University of Notre Dame.
He's serving in his third term as Will County Auditor. He is the Illinois County Auditor of Year for 2011 and multiple-award-winner for excellence in financial reporting and government transparency.
He has been appointed by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to the Local Government Advisory Board and is an appointed member to the Government Executive Committee of the Illinois CPA Society. He is a conference speaker for the GFOA. He is a graduate lecturer in governmental accounting, I.T. auditing, and computer fraud at Benedictine University. He is a an adjunct professor at Joliet Junior College in corporate finance and consumer economics. He is an instructor, as well, at University of St. Francis teaching Audit and Accounting Information Systems.
He serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Senior Services Center of Will County, and on the boards of the Spanish Community Center of Joliet and Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. He's also proud to serve on the Board of Advisors to his father’s small manufacturing company located in Galesburg, IL.
Duffy and Rachel, his wife, and their two children reside in Joliet with their dog and their two cat rescues.