Ann Palillo brings more than 25 years of experience to her role as Director of Fraud Prevention at GCG. In this role, Ms. Palillo handles all internal and external fraud matters, as well as GCG’s compliance with the U.S. Treasury and government watch lists. Additionally, she manages GCG’s Fraud Prevention Department, which under her direction has grown to a team of more than 10. Ms. Palillo also managed the anti-fraud program for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
In January 2007, Ms. Palillo joined GCG as Assistant Director of Fraud Prevention and was promoted to Director of Fraud Prevention in January 2011. Ms. Palillo has extensive experience investigating fraud, formulating investigative strategies, identifying procedural weaknesses and implementing controls. Her career has encompassed both the public and private sectors.
Before working at GCG, she served as a Deputy Inspector General for the State of New York for six years. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank, where she conducted internal and external bank investigations. Ms. Palillo began her career at the New York City Department of Investigation as a Confidential Investigator and eventually Assistant Inspector General, where she investigated cases involving contractor fraud, employee fraud, bribery and computer fraud for seven years. In addition, she has testified at Federal and State Grand Jury proceedings, analyzed records, interviewed witnesses and targets of investigation, participated in surveillances, arrests and executions of search warrants.
Ms. Palillo earned her Master’s in Criminal Justice at John Jay College and her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Fordham University. She is a member of the Long Island Fraud & Forgery Association, the New York External Fraud Committee, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and InfraGard. She also serves as IAFCI’s Secretary for the Board of the NY Metro Chapter. Ms. Palillo is a recipient of the Department of Investigation's Special Achievement Award and Outstanding Performance Award. She also received a Letter of Commendation from the United States Attorney's Office.