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Sherina Maye Edwards

Illinois Commerce Commission

Commissioner MayeCommissioner Sherina Maye Edwards was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn on February 25, 2013 to a five year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission. This appointment was historical as she was the youngest commissioner ever appointed in the state of Illinois. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Maye Edwards previously practiced as an attorney with the highly ranked international law firm, Locke Lord LLP, where she focused on all aspects of consumer finance litigation. Additionally, she sits on several boards including the National Executive Board of Delta Sigma Theta as the Chair of the Collegiate Transition Taskforce and on the Founding Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Academy Charter School. She also spends time volunteering with and mentoring underprivileged youth within the Chicago community. Commissioner Maye Edwards is a member of the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Class of 2015 as well as the Lake Shore chapter of the Links, Inc. Commissioner Maye earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College, cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington D.C where she was a merit scholar.

Since her appointment to the ICC, Commissioner Maye Edwards has become active in the National Association for Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) as a member of the Water Committee and the Subcommittee on Education and Research. Additionally, she has also taken an interest in critical infrastructure issues with a focus on cyber security.

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