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Teri L. Quimby

 Teri L. Quimby has been a Commissioner for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission since 2011, when she was appointed by Governor Snyder.  Teri is one of three Commissioners with responsibility for administering the provisions of the Michigan Liquor Control Code relating to licensing, purchasing, enforcement, merchandising, and distribution.  As a control state, Michigan is a market participant for the wholesaling of spirit products.  Also, these Commissioners convene as the appeals board, reviewing any final Commission decisions. 

On the national level, Commissioner Quimby serves as 1st Vice-President for the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA).  In 2007, she received the Best Practices Award for Extraordinary Innovation, Dedication and Leadership from the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP).  The year 2017 also ended with Teri being named by Crain’s Business Detroit as one of Michigan’s Most Notable Women Lawyers.   She is frequently requested to present at state and national conferences.

Teri brings an extensive background in state and local government to this position.  She spent almost 20 years working on legislative issues, with most of this time spent in the Michigan House of Representatives where she was extensively involved with several high profile issues and committees including the Commerce Committee, Energy & Technology Committee, and Environment Committee.  As Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Teri gained valuable skills and acquired expertise in the areas of statutory construction, rules of procedure, and strategy planning.  As for local government experience, Teri was elected to and served on the Delta Charter Township Board of Trustees, representing approximately 29,000 people near Lansing, MI, and held a seat on the Township’s Zoning and Sign Boards of Appeal. 

While also licensed to practice law in Illinois, Teri has been a member of the Michigan Bar for over 25 years.  In 2010, she was appointed by the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners to serve on the District E Character and Fitness Committee and remained for the six-year maximum term.  Additionally, she earned certification as a general civil mediator, domestic relations mediator, special education mediator and facilitator, and has received training in restorative justice practices.

Teri is proud to be a Spartan, having graduated from Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a major in Justice, Morality and Constitutional Democracy, and a minor in German.  She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.