About the Tollway



The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to our customers.Whether it's I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with our H.E.L.P. trucks, we are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers.

The Tollway is a user-fee system – no state or federal tax dollars are used to support maintenance and operations. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff, the Tollway is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • Increase collaboration with regional transportation and planning agencies
  • Promote the regional economy 
  • Maintain financial integrity
  • Foster environmental responsibility and sustainability
  • Maintain the safety and efficiency of the Tollway system
  • Further transparency and accountability
  • Enhance customer service
  • Maintain public trust


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Executive Staff

Executive Director, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gorman

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gorman was appointed Executive Director by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in February 2018.

Gorman manages the agency’s daily operations, oversees its $1.45 billion budget and leads its nearly 1,500 employees in ensuring the Tollway’s 1.6 million daily drivers travel on a safe, efficient and customer-friendly highway system that incorporates innovative roadway designs and cutting-edge technology.

Before joining the Tollway, Gorman compiled a record of public service that encompassed more than 12 years as a Cook County Commissioner and Forest Preserve District Commissioner, where she emphasized transportation, economic development and public safety issues.

Gorman gained experience in regional and transportation planning while serving as a member of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission and most recently provided strategic planning services to PricewaterhouseCoopers while serving as Director of State and Local Government.

Department Chiefs

Shana Whitehead Chief of Business Systems
Richard Bossert Chief of Communications
Gustavo Giraldo Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development
Paul Kovacs Chief Engineering Officer
Michael Colsch Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth Oplawski Acting General Counsel
Joseph M. Kambich Chief of Information Technology


Cassaundra Rouse Chief Internal Auditor
Patricia Taylor Chief of Operations
Kevin Artl Chief Operating Officer
Rocco Zucchero Chief Planning Officer
John Donato Chief of Procurement
Captain Robert Meeder Illinois State Police District 15 Commander
TJ Hengesbach Inspector General


The Illinois Tollway supports the State of Illinois' efforts to share information regarding contracts and expenditures with the public. The Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal complements the existing information already provided to the public on the Illinois Tollway's website, including:

Sunshine - Illinois Accountability Project is a place where citizens can go to find information about a large number of programs across state agencies including current state employees' pay, state expenditures and state contracts.

There are currently six categories visitors can search:

  • State Government
  • Education
  • Health and Safety
  • Elections
  • Transportation
  • Consumer

While all of the information contained on this site is an open record in accordance with Illinois law, there may be additional public records available regarding this data. Additional records can be obtained on the Illinois Tollway website or by making a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Please note:

Information provided on the Sunshine Portal is based on records maintained by the State of Illinois and may differ in how information is aggregated from Illinois Tollway records. Unlike the state which operates on a July to June fiscal year, the Illinois Tollway operates on a calendar-year budget. In addition, contract information posted on the state site uses a different contract numbering system from the Illinois Tollway.

Annual Report

The Tollway's Annual Report consists of an overview of the agency's activity during a given year.

Each report features goals that were both attained and set. The Annual Report focuses on topics such as customer service, construction and communications.

View the 2017 Annual Report.


Archived Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report      
2016 Annual Report