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Sheryl Creed Maxfield

Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce

Sheryl Creed MaxfieldSherry Maxfield previously served as Chief Counsel for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Her responsibilities included overseeing 11 sections of the office which practice in legal areas ranging from Antitrust to Workers’ Compensation law.

Maxfield worked for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office from 1984-2019 and during her time with the office has been the Assistant Chief of the Court of Claims section, the Chief of the Executive Agencies section and Chief of the Health & Human Services section. She previously served as First Assistant Attorney General.

During her career, Maxfield has been recognized by her colleagues for her professionalism and legal expertise. She received an AGO Professionalism award in 1997 and in 1999 was the inaugural recipient of the Simon B. Karas Award for Outstanding legal contribution to the Attorney General’s Office.

Maxfield earned a degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.  She is the daughter of the late Thomas J. Creed, former Mayor of Struthers and Marion Creed, longtime board member of CASTLO.