Bachelor, DePaul University, Chicago, 1985. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, Chicago, 1988.
Legal advisor, hearing officer Administrative Hearing division Office of Secretary of State, Chicago, 1989-1991, enforcement attorney, 1989-1991. Administrator Credit Union division Illinois Department Finance Institutions, 1991—1999, director, since 1999. Board directors Federal Home Loan Bank Chicago, since 2002.
Member National Association Sate of Credit Union Supervisors (chairman board directors 1999-2000), Illinois Women in Government.
Married Leonard A. Sherman, September 8, 1990. Children: Marissa and Elizabeth (twins).