Deputy Controller of Pre-Audit
Karen Robinson is the Deputy City Controller for Pre-Audit, overseeing the Expenditure & Receipt Control Unit, the Contract Audit Unit and the Project Engineering Unit. Karen is a long standing dedicated public servant with more than 25 years of accounting, auditing and management experience, including nearly 7 years with the City Controller’s Office, she prides herself in saving tax payers’ resources and preventing inappropriate and unauthorized payments from the City treasury.
Most recently, Karen served as the Accounting Administrator for the City Controller’s Office and the Fiscal Officer & Budget Officer for the Streets Department. Karen is a graduate of LaSalle University with a degree in accounting.
Grace St. Vincent
Grace St.Vincent serves as the General Counsel for the Controller’s Office. In that role, she acts as a liaison between the Controller’s Office and the City’s Law Department. She also serves as the Agency Open Records Officer and HIPAA Liaison for the Controller’s Office.
Prior to joining the Controller’s Office, Grace litigated complex patent cases in federal trial and appellate courts and advised clients on corporate transactional matters like IPOs. Grace also served as a law clerk to Judge Alan D. Lourie of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has nationwide jurisdiction over subject matter including government contracts, patents, trademarks, international trade, veterans’ benefits, personnel claims, and unlawful takings. Grace represented clients as a student with the Michigan Law General Clinic and interned at the Cook County Public Defender’s Felony Trial and Investigations Divisions. Grace received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.