Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn on February 25, 2013, to a five year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). This appointment was historical as she was the youngest commissioner ever appointed in the state of Illinois.
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Edwards practiced as an attorney with the highly ranked international law firm, Locke Lord LLP, where she focused on all aspects of consumer finance litigation. Since her appointment to the ICC, she has taken an interest in electric reliability, water, natural gas and critical infrastructure issues. Through her active involvement in the National Association for Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Commissioner Edwards serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety as well as Chair of the Subcommittee on Supplier and Workforce Diversity and as a member of the Committee on Gas, with previous service on the Water Committee. In 2015, she traveled to Dubai to present to a foreign delegation on electric reliability and transmission issues. She is also member of the Organization of MISO States and serves as Secretary of the Board.