The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has appointed Shawna R. Weekley as its Chief Financial Officer.
At the time of her appointment, Ms. Weekley was the RRB’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer, having served in that capacity since January 2017. Before then, she was with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 14 years in a series of increasingly responsible positions. Most recently, she had served as Director of Accounting and Finance for the DOE’s Office of Science in Chicago, based at Argonne National Laboratory, since April 2010.
As the RRB’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Weekley will be responsible for the agency’s financial management, including oversight of its Bureau of Fiscal Operations. She will also serve as a member of the RRB Executive Committee, which is responsible for day-to-day operations and development of policy recommendations to the agency’s three-member Board.
Before entering Federal service in January 2002, Ms. Weekley was a Senior Associate in the Audit Division for KPMG, LLP, in Chicago. She received a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois (1999), and is also a certified public accountant.
Originally from Champaign, Illinois, Ms. Weekley currently lives in Oak Forest, Illinois, with her husband Veeta Weekley, who is also a Federal employee with the Internal Revenue Service. They are the parents of a son, age 13, and a daughter, age 11.
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An independent Federal agency headquartered in Chicago, the RRB pays over $12.5 billion a year in benefits under the Federal Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Acts covering the nation's railroad workers and their families.