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Chicago Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Hughes Turner

Director: William Streitberger

William Streitberger was appointed Executive Director of the Chicago Regional Office (RO) in August 2020. As Executive Director, Mr. Streitberger is responsible for administering over $159,000,000 a month in Compensation and Pension benefits to over 107,000 Veterans and their dependents in the 102 counties of the State of Illinois. He supports over 1,300 participants in the Veteran Readiness and Employment Program, assisting them in overcoming barriers to employment and securing independence in their daily living. In addition, the Chicago RO is responsible for determining eligibility for certain benefits and services provided by Insurance, Veteran Readiness and Employment, Loan Guaranty, the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration. 

Ruth E. Grezlik

Assistant Director: Adam Swantz

Adam Swantz was appointed to the Assistant Director position at the Chicago Regional Office in March 2023. He assists in the delivery of benefits to Veterans and their dependents in the RO’s service area. Prior to this appointment, he was Veterans Service Center Manager at the Chicago Regional Office and Assistant Director at the New York Regional Office.

Ruth E. Grezlik

Veterans Service Center Manager: Vacant


Herbert Morris

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Herbert Morris

Herbert Morris was appointed to this position in 2014, previouosly the Assistant VR&E Officer at the Muskogee RO.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1981, serving as a paratrooper.  Herbert also served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was also stationed in Bosnia.  Herbert was a Drill Sergeant at Fort Jackson and retired from the military at his last duty station in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma in 2001.  Mr. Morris is a product of VA's Chapter 31 program; his first VA position was in 2005 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Detroit RO.  In 2007, Herbert transferred to the Muskogee RO.