Board Member Carter was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner in May 2017. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of environmental law and policy. Before joining the Board, Brenda was the Deputy Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG). As Deputy Executive Director, she was actively involved in regulatory and legislative processes, strategic planning, and policy analysis for IERG and its member companies. Prior to becoming IERG’s Deputy Executive Director, she served as IERG’s Project Manager for 12 years. In that capacity, Brenda represented the interests of IERG’s members before the Illinois EPA and other State and Federal agencies to develop environmentally-sound laws and policies, particularly in the areas of water quality standards and permitting, greenhouse gases, and environmental justice. Brenda has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield.