Meet the Staff
Cathy Pleasant, CGAP
Ms. Pleasant is a Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP). She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting degree and has 25 years of audit and accounting experience. She has previously worked in a large public accounting firm and a Fortune 500 computer corporation before joining the Will County Auditor's office in 1995. During her 18-year tenure at the Will County Auditor's office,
Ms. Pleasant has led forensic investigations which have resulted in convictions, serves as the County trainer for the County's computerized financial system, and administers training and access for the County's Purchasing Card Program, for which she has been a chosen speaker for several national executive training conferences. She sits on the County's Committee for the Automation of Accounting and Financial Reporting. She is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors. She is currently studying for the Certified Fraud Examiners certification exam.
Timothy Costigan, CISM
Mr. Costigan graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Mathematics. Before joining the Will County Auditor’s Office, Timothy was the Finance Director at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County. His current responsibilities include auditing information systems, providing cybersecurity training, and assisting in special audits.
Timothy holds certificates in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and a certificate in Cybersecurity Incident Response from Microsoft. Timothy is currently continuing his study of information security and the following certifications: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
Gloria Martinez, CGAP
Ms. Gloria Martinez joined the Will County Auditor’s Office as a Staff Auditor in March 2010. Ms. Martinez is Certified Governmental Auditing Professional (CGAP). She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management with an emphasis in Accounting from DeVry University. Some of her current responsibilities include auditing and analyzing the County Procurement Card purchases, bank reconciliation process and testing of receipts, assisting in posting reports to the website and training university interns. She completed an Internship at the Will County Building in the Summer of 2009 for the Treasurer’s Office and the Auditor’s Office.
She has 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant for the Guidance Office and Principal’s Office at Joliet Township High School, Central Campus. She is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and studying for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination.
Ms. Benson has worked in the Will County Auditor’s Office since February 2003, beginning her tenure as an Accounting Assistant. Her current responsibilities include auditing and analyzing of claims, County wire transactions, County Procurement Card purchases; and supervising and training university interns. Before joining the Will County Auditor’s Office, Pat was employed as a Pharmacy Technician and Office Manager for an Independent Pharmacy. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).