Peggy Ellen, Deputy Special Inspector General
Peggy Ellen is Deputy Special Inspector General for SIGTARP. Ms. Ellen has more than 25 years of experience as a prosecuting attorney and joined SIGTARP from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the SEC, she held positions in several sections including as an attorney in the Division of Enforcement, as Special Counsel to the Director for Collections and Distributions, and as a senior attorney advisor in the Office of the Executive Director. Prior to her eight years at the SEC, Ms. Ellen was Chief of the Economic Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and was earlier Deputy Chief of the Grand Jury Section of the Superior Court Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She began her career as an attorney with the Federal Energy Administration.
Ms. Ellen graduated cum laude from Barnard College, holds a J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law Center, and is a member of the D.C. Bar.
Scott Rebein, Deputy SIG - Investigations
Scott F. Rebein is Deputy Special Inspector General and head of the Investigations Division at SIGTARP. Mr. Rebein has more than 27 years of experience as a federal special agent and joined SIGTARP from the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) where he was Director of Special Investigative Techniques. In that role, he oversaw all covert operations conducted by IRS-CI nationwide. Mr. Rebein began his federal law enforcement career in 1987 as a special agent with IRS-CI and spent time in both the Richmond, Va., and Los Angeles field offices. He later served as a supervisory special agent in the IRS-CI Louisville Field Office and as an analyst at IRS-CI headquarters in Washington, D.C. He rose to senior leadership with IRS-CI in 2001 as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Miami Field Office and then as Special Agent in Charge in the Indianapolis Field Office.
Mr. Rebein earned his bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University.
Bruce Gimbel, Deputy Special Inspector General (Audit)
Bruce Gimbel is Deputy Inspector General for Audit at SIGTARP. Mr. Gimbel joined SIGTARP in 2012, serving as Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for Audit. Mr. Gimbel has served for more than 34 years in government auditing positions of increasing seniority and responsibility. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Mr. Gimbel worked as an Audit Manager at the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) where he was deployed to Afghanistan. Mr. Gimbel has spent the majority of his career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where he was an Audit Manager leading teams of auditors and evaluators in assessing the FDIC’s supervision and resolution functions. During the financial crisis in 2008, Mr. Gimbel led audit teams conducting Material Loss Reviews for selected failed FDIC-supervised institutions. Prior to his tenure at the FDIC, Mr. Gimbel spent 10 years with the Government Accountability Office in New York and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Gimbel is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Cathy Alix, Deputy SIG - Operations
Cathy D. Alix is Deputy Special Inspector General for Operations at SIGTARP. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Ms. Alix served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Management. Ms. Alix brings more than 30 years of management experience to SIGTARP. Her public service experience has included both federal and state-level positions, including two years of service at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for management and administration. Her private sector experience has concentrated in communications and includes positions at Icon Solutions Inc., Fleishman-Hillard, Shandwick Public Affairs, and several broadcasting companies.
Ms. Alix is a graduate of Braxton Business College in Richmond, Va.
Charles C. Gregorski, Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General (Investigations)
Charles C. Gregorski is Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for the Investigations Division at SIGTARP. Mr. Gregorski joined SIGTARP as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the agency’s Washington Field Office, where he served for two and a half years. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Mr. Gregorski spent 27 years working in federal law enforcement, including at the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction as a special agent and supervisor. While with these agencies, Mr. Gregorski worked in many different field offices, working and supervising white collar crime, violent crime, public corruption and terrorism investigations and supervising related task forces. Mr. Gregorski has also held high level positions at FBI Headquarters, overseeing national programs for that agency.
Mr. Gregorski is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology and holds a J.D. from the South Texas College of Law.
Jenniffer Wilson, Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General (Audit)
Jenniffer Wilson is Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for Audit and Evaluation at SIGTARP. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years of service in the federal government, most within the inspector general community, and seven years of service in the private sector as an accountant. Most recently, Ms. Wilson completed a 25-month tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, where she held senior positions as both the Director for Forward Operations and the Deputy for Audit and Inspections. Ms. Wilson previously held senior positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency and at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where she was an Assistant Director for 10 years. At GAO, she led multiple performance, information security, and forensic audits across various agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Ms. Wilson also served as a senior auditor at the DOD Office of Inspector General for nine years.
Ms. Wilson is a graduate of University of Maryland University College.
Chuck Jones, Deputy Chief of Staff
Chuck Jones is Deputy Chief of Staff for SIGTARP. Mr. Jones joined SIGTARP from the Radius Group, a banking and real estate consulting company focused on the management and disposition of bank-owned real estate. In addition to his work in the private sector, Mr. Jones has more than 17 years of federal government experience, most recently as the Banking Committee congressional staff member for U.S. Senator Tom Carper. Mr. Jones began his career in 1991 working for former U.S. Senator David Pryor.
Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from Henderson State University and his graduate degree from Catholic University of America.
Brian Sano, Senior Policy Advisor
Brian Sano is Senior Policy Advisor to the Special Inspector General for SIGTARP. Mr. Sano joined SIGTARP from the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) where he worked within the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement, Financial Institutions, and Investigations and Criminal Litigation groups. Prior to WilmerHale, Mr. Sano was Senior Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement. While at the SEC, he investigated cases central to the financial crisis, as well as various violations of U.S. securities laws, including accounting fraud and insider trading. During that time, he also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney within the Business and Securities Fraud Unit of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Earlier in his career, he served within the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Office of Attorney General.
Mr. Sano is a graduate of Hamilton College, holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C.
Lori Wagner, Deputy General Counsel
Lori Wagner is Deputy General Counsel for SIGTARP. Ms. Wagner joined SIGTARP from the law firm Debevoise and Plimpton LLP where she was a member of the firm’s litigation department and focused on securities litigation and SEC enforcement proceedings. In addition to her extensive work at Debevoise and Plimpton, Ms. Wagner also worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines on a variety of issues including tax law and regulatory compliance. Prior to her legal experience, she was a Certified Public Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Wagner is a graduate of Miami University, holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C.
Kevin Gerrity, Chief Investigative Counsel
Kevin Gerrity is Chief Investigative Counsel for SIGTARP. Mr. Gerrity worked as a Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel for SIGTARP for more than two years before being elevated to the position of Chief Investigative Counsel. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Mr. Gerrity served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and with the Naval Justice School and also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island and as a Staff Judge Advocate at the Naval Station in Rhode Island. Kevin is also active military reserve and has recently become a military judge.
Mr. Gerrity is a graduate of Binghamton University and holds a J.D. from the Baylor University.
Rae Oliver, Assistant Chief Investigative Counsel
Rae Oliver is Assistant Chief Investigative Counsel for SIGTARP. Ms. Oliver joined SIGTARP as Investigative Counsel, where she served for more than two years. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Ms. Oliver was a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (USPS-OIG). Before joining USPS-OIG, Ms. Oliver served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, prosecuting white collar crime and other criminal matters. Ms. Oliver has also practiced law privately at Burch Porter and Johnson, located in Memphis, Tenn., and has worked as Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.graduate of Hamilton College, holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C.
Ms. Oliver is a graduate of Murray State University and holds a J.D. from the University of Memphis.
Joseph Cwiklinski, Director of Legislative Affairs
Joseph Cwiklinski is Director of Legislative Affairs for SIGTARP. Prior to SIGTARP, Mr. Cwiklinski was a policy advisor for the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), a bipartisan committee created by Congress to review the current state of the financial markets and regulatory system as well as the government’s response to the financial crisis. Before joining COP, he was Deputy Legislative Director for Senator Chuck Hagel and a subcommittee staff director for the senator. Mr. Cwiklinski began his career as a professional staff member for the U.S. Joint Economic Committee and later served as an economist for the Senate Banking Committee and a legislative assistant for Senator Lamar Alexander.
Mr. Cwiklinski is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Troy D. Gravitt, Director of Communications
Troy D. Gravitt is Director of Communications for SIGTARP. A veteran of the Washington public affairs community, Mr. Gravitt has held various roles within the federal government, on Capitol Hill and in private industry. He was most recently Director of Media Relations and corporate spokesman for FBR Capital Markets, an Arlington, Va.,-based investment bank and institutional brokerage. He has advised various federal agencies and multinationals on communications strategy and crisis communications.
Mr. Gravitt earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Tech holds a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Lynn Perkoski, Associate Deputy SIG - Special Programs, Operations
Lynn Perkoski is Associate Deputy Special Inspector General for Special Programs within SIGTARP’s Operations division. Ms. Perkoski has 35 years of federal experience with enterprise-wide knowledge, cross-functional disciplines, and collaborative experience in information technology, employee relations, EEO, customer service, marketing, strategic planning, Section 508 compliance, policy, and employee training. Ms. Perkoski joined SIGTARP from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) where she served as a policy advisor and senior technical advisor to the CIO, deputy CIO, associate CIOs, and other senior department officials, ensuring regulatory compliance with all applicable statutory and federal requirements. Prior to DOT, she was a manager with the U.S. Postal Service.
Ms. Perkoski double-majored in sociology and political science at George Washington University, where she graduated with high honors. She holds a master’s degree with high honors in information sciences from Johns Hopkins University.
Sally Ruble, Associate Deputy SIG - Human Resources
Sally Ruble is SIGTARP's Associate Deputy Special Inspector General for Human Resources. She joined SIGTARP from the U.S. Department of Transportation where she worked in the Human Resources Office for the Office of the Secretary for 20 years. Prior to the Department of Transportation, Ms. Ruble worked in human resources for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice for 18 years.
Ms. Ruble holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sangeeta Saraf, Associate Deputy SIG - Chief Information Officer
Sangeeta Saraf is Associate Deputy Special Inspector General and SIGTARP's Chief Information Officer. Ms. Saraf oversees all of the agency's mission critical information technology needs. She joined SIGTARP in 2009 and has more than 20 years of IT experience. Prior to joining SIGTARP, Ms. Saraf served as an IT consultant for clients throughout the federal government and was a manager for mission critical support systems at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to her federal service, Ms. Saraf cultivated an independent IT consulting business serving both federal and industry clients and was a subject matter expert for capital expenditure planning and tracking systems.
Ms. Saraf holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Jadavpur University, India; a Master of Science from the University of Virginia; and completed all coursework toward a Ph.D. in environmental science and public policy at George Mason University. She also holds an associate’s degree in information technology from Strayer University.