Sheryl Creed Maxfield
was appointed director of the Department of Commerce in January 2019 by
Governor Mike DeWine.
Prior to her appointment as director, Maxfield served
as chief counsel for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Her responsibilities
included oversight of 11 sections of the office which practice in legal
areas ranging from Antitrust to Workersí Compensation. She joined the Ohio
Attorney Generalís Office in 1984, and served in various capacities during
her time, including assistant chief of the Court of Claims section, and the
chief of the Executive Agencies and Health & Human
Services sections. She previously served as First Assistant Attorney General.
Maxfield earned a bachelorís degree in journalism from
Bowling Green State University and a law degree from the University of
Toledo, College of Law.