Illinois Commerce Commission
Anastasia Palivos was appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 19, 2018, to a five year term. An Illinois native, Palivos is the first Greek-American woman appointed to the Commission and, at 28, the youngest-ever appointed commissioner. Prior to her appointment, she was a legal and policy advisor to the chairman at the ICC from April 2015 to July 2016. During that time, Palivos planned, organized, and moderated policy sessions on important and emerging industry issues, such as business and IT investments in cloud computing arrangements, energy efficiency in affordable housing, smart cities, and solutions to resource adequacy. Palivos also led a Commission-adopted Notice of Inquiry to explore the prudency of utility investment in cloud computing by evaluating issues such as cybersecurity and customer rate impacts of such investments. She most recently worked as a business development strategy analyst for a Chicago-based health intelligence firm. Palivos graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and later earned her Juris Doctor degree at DePaul University College of Law. During her studies, she engaged in a number of volunteer opportunities, including volunteering at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, and received the Chancellor’s Service Award. Palivos is a founding board member of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation, which provides philanthropic support for cancer research teams at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.