Gerardo J. Delgado

A champion for Latinos in energy

Age: 35
Title: Legal and Policy Advisor

Name of Organization: Illinois Commerce Commission

Bio: Gerardo J. Delgado is a Legal and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Sadzi Martha Oliva at the Illinois Commerce Commission. There, Delgado provides counsel on issues related to energy, water and natural gas utilities, as well as the telecommunications and transportation industries. He also participates on panels regarding clean energy legislation, infrastructure modernization and NextGrid, an 18-month study to address critical issues facing the state’s electric utility industry.

Delgado is an attorney admitted to the Illinois and Massachusetts Bars, with experience in compliance, transactional law and civil litigation. He is a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Hispanics In Energy. He champions more Latino participation in the energy industry and raising awareness of critical issues impacting Latino communities.

As a first-generation Hispanic-American, Delgado is dedicated to supporting community outreach efforts and facilitating professional development opportunities for minorities. He volunteers with various organizations, including Lawyers in the Classroom. Currently, he sits on the board for the Association of Latino Professionals For America, a national professional organization dedicated to empowering Latino leaders, and on the advisory board of JustiServ, an online forum offering affordable legal services.

Delgado earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School, where he was awarded the Alfred Maleson Award by his peers for fostering community. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Illinois.

“As Latino professionals, we have a duty to strive for positions of influence to empower our communities and serve as role models for the next generation. Find your passion and make an impact!”