About Peter Gariepy

My wife, Karishma, and I live in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago with our one-year-old daughter, Reshma, and our rescue dog, Baloney.

I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a principal with the first CPA firm in the Midwest to become a certified Benefit Corporation, meaning that we seek to generate a positive social and environmental impact through serving our clients. Additionally, I volunteer as the treasurer of the West Town Special Service Area, was the treasurer of my neighborhood association and served on the Auxiliary Board of Christ The King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

Before returning to accounting, I worked for Amtrak for almost 6 years, most recently as the Infrastructure Planning Manager on the Chicago Union Station Master Plan. As you probably know, Union Station is the third busiest passenger rail hub in our nation and a key economic engine for our county. I focused on the advancement of critical infrastructure projects that will one day enhance the safety, experience and connectivity for Metra, CTA and Amtrak passengers. My experience working on Chicago Union Station was so inspiring, that during my wife’s pregnancy, I authored and self published what I believe is the first and only children’s book set in Chicago Union Station.

In the 2016 cycle, I volunteered for Raja Krishnamoorthi’s successful campaign for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District. From the exploration phase to the final victory, it was a pleasure to work closely with and learn from one of our nation’s rising bright legislators by organizing events, knocking on doors, making phone calls, delivering yard signs and marching in parades.

I was born in Southfield, Michigan, attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, received a Bachelors in Public Accounting and a Masters in Taxation from Fordham University, a Masters in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, and am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.

About Peter Gariepy August 14, 2017