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Allison Powers will serve as a Commissioner of the Executive Ethics Commission

The Executive Ethics Commission is pleased to announce the newest Governor Appointed Commissioner, Allison N. Powers.

Allison is an experienced litigator with expertise in discrimination and harassment claims in both the private and public sectors. More than a litigator, Allison is a strategic partner to her clients. As such, she devotes a significant portion of her practice to counseling clients facing a variety of workplace challenges. Having served on the #MeToo practice group and Diversity and Inclusion task forces, Allison has, in recent years, expanded her practice to include handling sensitive workplace investigations and projects related to developing diversity strategy. Amidst the current public interest in racial justice and equality issues, Allison has also been involved in diversity and inclusion “crisis” investigations. Outside of work, Allison enjoys running, spending time with her family, cooking food from her native Jamaica, and scouring estate sales for mid-century modern furniture from significant makers.

The Executive Ethics Commission is a key agency for sweeping ethics reform for the State of Illinois. The Commission provides more definitive rules regarding what constitutes improper use of state time and resources, improves ethics training and reporting procedures, and establishes strong enforcement mechanisms to ensure ethics rules are followed. The nine-member Commission, eight of whom are women with the appointment of Ms. Powers, reviews and determines appropriate action in cases brought forward by the executive inspectors general and represented by the Attorney General.

About the Executive Ethics Commission

The EEC promotes ethics in public service and ensures that the State's business is conducted with efficiency, transparency, fairness, and integrity. The Commission's activities range from overseeing annual ethics training to enforcing the Ethics Act for all employees of the executive branch of State government. The EEC also provides independent oversight of the procurement process.

Contact: Denysha Crawford