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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. 

Anna McBarron

Assistant Director: Anna McBarron

Anna McBarron was appointed to the Assistant Director position at the Chicago Regional Office in December 2016. She assists in the delivery of benefits to Veterans and their dependents in the RO’s service area. Prior to this appointment, she was Veterans Service Center Manager at the Huntington, VA Regional Office.

Ruth E. Grezlik

Veterans Service Center Manager: Adam Swantz

Adam assumed the role of Veterans Service Center Manager of the Chicago Regional office in November 2019. In this role, Adam has the day-to-day operational responsibility of 130 employees administering VBA’s service-connected Compensation benefit. Adam started his career at the Milwaukee Regional Office in 2005 as a Veterans Service Representative and then spent five years at VBA Central Office in Washington DC performing various roles that included performance data analysis, budget, and VBA field operations. Most recently Adam spent five years as the Assistant Director of the New York Regional Office in Manhattan, overseeing the service delivery of benefits to about 500,000 Veterans in the 23 Eastern counties of New York. Adam is a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

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.