Commissioner Sherina E. Maye 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 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 Proposed Charter School. She also spends time volunteering with and mentoring underprivileged youth within the Chicago community.
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 has become active in the National Association for
Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) as a member of the Water and International Relations Committees.
Additionally, she has also taken an interest in critical infrastructure issues with a focus on cyber security.