Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
John R. Rosales was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner on March 16, 2015 to a four year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Commissioner Rosales is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), serves on NARUC’s board of directors, and is Vice Chair of NARUC’s National Electricity Committee. Commissioner Rosales is the current President and member of the board of directors for the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI). He is Vice Chair of the Independent State Agencies Committee (ISAC), and was formerly on the board of directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). Commissioner Rosales also served as President of the Mid America Regulatory Conference (MARC) 2017 Annual Meeting that was held in Chicago in June of 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Rosales was the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chicago, and was later promoted to Vice President of Coca-Cola Enterprises. Commissioner Rosales is also a former Director for the Olive-Harvey College South Chicago Learning Center where he managed the satellite campus located on Chicago’s southeast side, and was responsible for the overall operation of the campus, community outreach, and enrollment.
Until his appointment to the ICC, Commissioner Rosales was also a Commissioner for the Cook County Merit Board from 2011. As a member of the board, he was responsible for writing detailed final decisions in cases brought before him in order to adjudicate employee discipline within the Cook County Sheriff’s department. Commissioner Rosales was also a former member of the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Bank.
Commissioner Rosales earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He is a resident of Chicago, an Illinois Literacy Foundation Board Member, and a member of the Azteca Lions Club.