Commissioner Carole Lewis Iles was appointed to the Administrative Hearing Commission by Governor Parson on June 1, 2023.
Prior to her appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Iles was in private practice with the law firms Akerman LLP, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where she represented businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations in state and local tax litigation, and advised clients on tax incentives and other issues related to state taxation and administrative law.
Commissioner Iles has also served as General Counsel of the Missouri Department of Revenue, as an Assistant Missouri Attorney General, and as a law clerk to Judge Charles B. Blackmar of the Missouri Supreme Court.
She received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a member of the Missouri Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. She earned a B.A. degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and an A.A. degree from Cottey College.
Commissioner Iles was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. She and her husband live in rural Boone County, near Ashland, Missouri. They have two adult children.