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IURC > Commission Chair and Commissioners > Carolene R. Mays Carolene R. Mays

Appointment: Commissioner
Appointed: February 17, 2010, by Governor Daniels
Term Expires: December 2017

Carolene was appointed to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2010 and reappointed by Governor Pence in 2013. Recently named one of Smart Grid's 50 Pioneers of 2013, Carolene is also the elected President of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC). She serves on the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) Water and Washington Action Committees, and is the Chairperson of the Critical Infrastructure Committee. She also serves as the IURC's vice chair.

Previously, she was Publisher and President of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and the Indiana Minority Business Magazine. She also was a finalist for an appointment by President Barack Obama as the Midwest Regional Director of Housing and Urban Development.

Carolene served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008, where she received several Legislator of the Year awards. She was listed as a "Rising Star in Indiana Politics" and was named one of "Indiana's Most Influential Women."

Carolene serves on the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board, Indiana Sports Corporation Board, and Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation, among others. She was the NCAA Women’s Final Four chairperson in 2006 and 2011, and 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Chairperson of Administration.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Indianapolis Chapter of Links and Northeasterners. She is married to Fred Medley and has one daughter, Jada, and three step-sons, Frederick II, Niles, and Chase.

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