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Brien Sheahan was appointed Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission by Gov. Bruce Rauner and will serve a five year term. He was Counsel to Governor Rauner’s Transition Committee beginning in November, 2014. Prior to that he worked as Director of Government Relations for Navistar from 2012 to 2014 and was General Counsel for the Illinois Republican Party from 2007 to 2012. Sheahan also served as a member of the DuPage County Board for ten years. His extensive background in government includes work as an assistant in the Lt. Governor’s office, a Policy Advisor at the Illinois Commerce Commission and Governor Jim Edgar’s office and as Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.