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Lou Savage appointed to acting Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services - 11/06/19


(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Director, Cameron Smith, resigned today to explore new opportunities and ways to serve Oregon. The Governor’s office appointed Workers’ Compensation Division Administrator Lou Savage to acting director.

“I am proud of the care this department provides Oregonians and local businesses,” said Lou Savage, acting director. “It is an honor to lead DCBS during this transition.”

A national search for the DCBS Director is planned.

Savage has served as the administrator of the Workers’ Compensation Division since May 2016. He served as the senior policy advisor and legislative director for DCBS for nearly 10 years and was the Oregon insurance commissioner from 2011 to 2013.

Lou Savage is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Before joining state government, he spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. His background includes serving as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressman (now Senator) Ron Wyden’s office. He has also practiced law in the private sector.

Savage spent nearly 3 years in Tunisia consulting and training attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. He has a law degree from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.



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