Gov. JB Pritzker, D-Illinois, has appointed Howard University School of Law alumna Danielle Perry (J.D. ’09) to his administration. Perry will as cannabis regulation oversight officer, responsible for coordinating regulation of Illinois’ marijuana industry that was created under the law passed last year allowing recreational marijuana sales.
Perry previously worked as executive director of Growing Home, Inc. Prior to that, she served as director of communications and outreach at the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General and as special advisor (appointed by President Obama) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Perry is a volunteer with the Chicago Debate League, served on Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's Environmental Transition Committee and was a Fellow with the White House Domestic Leadership Program (2016).
Perry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University and Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.