Salem, OR – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently appointed Cameron Smith as the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.
Pending Senate confirmation, Smith replaces Patrick Allen, who left DCBS in August to be the director of the Oregon Health Authority.
Smith comes to DCBS from the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA), where he took the helm as director in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Smith served as senior policy advisor to Governors John Kitzhaber and Ted Kulongoski, managing a portfolio that covered both veterans’ affairs and public safety issues.
Before state government, Smith served five years in the United States Marine Corps as a captain, completing three tours of duty in Iraq. He is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota.
Smith’s first day as DCBS director is Dec. 21.
Source: OR DCBS