Governor Kotek Recommends New OLCC Interim Director

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor Tina Kotek is recommending a new Interim Director for the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

Craig Prins has served as inspector general of the Department of Corrections and as Executive Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

“Craig Prins brings the necessary experience in change management to correct the course of the commission and support the employees doing the work everyday,” Governor Kotek said. “He shares my commitment to accountability and transparency, and his appointment will create an opportunity to strengthen oversight, improve customer service, and begin to rebuild the public’s trust.”

The OLCC will meet tomorrow to consider the recommendation.

“If appointed, I will implement the changes in leadership requested by the Governor, fully cooperate with the Department of Justice, and work collaboratively with OLCC’s dedicated workforce,” Craig Prins said. “I will lead with integrity, transparency and an unwavering commitment to serve Oregonians.”

Former Director Steve Marks resigned Monday after allegations that he and other top managers saved bottles of rare bourbon to purchase for themselves and friends.

More about: