PORTLAND, Ore. – Two new Commissioners, Paul Rosenbaum (Western District) and Jennifer Currin (5th Congressional District) join the Oregon Liquor Control Commission following Oregon Senate confirmation on September 19, 2017.
Paul Rosenbaum is currently Chief Executive Officer of SWR Corporation and previously served as Chairman of the Board and CEO for Rentrak Corporation as well as Chief partner at Rosenbaum Law Center. He served as a Representative in the Michigan Legislature from 1972-1978, during which time he chaired the House Judiciary Committee and was legal counsel to the Speaker of the House. Under Governor Kulongoski, he was one of nine members on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Portland, during which he was Vice Chair for four years. Rosenbaum currently serves on the board for the De Paul Treatment center, Oregon’s largest treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse, is on the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute Foundation Advisory Council and is the Immediate Past President of Providence St Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees.
Jennifer Currin, partner at Corey, Byler & Rew law firm in Pendleton, is an active member of the Pendleton community. She has been a volunteer for both the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon for more than 25 years. She is also involved as an announcer for the Pendleton Junior American Indian Beauty Pageant and is a member of the Pendleton Rotary Club. Currin is a graduate of Willamette University and received her Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho College of Law.
Rosenbaum will represent the newly created Western District and Currin will represent the 5th Congressional District. The seven citizen Commissioners are the policy-making body of the OLCC. They meet monthly for one to two days to made decisions on licensing, rules, contested case hearings and appointments of liquor store agents. Commission meetings are held every month at OLCC’s main office, 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., in Portland.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issues licenses for and regulates Oregon’s recreational marijuana and alcohol industries. The OLCC is the third largest revenue-generating state agency, and most of the revenue distributed to the state, counties, and cities comes from the sale of distilled spirits. The OLCC also administers the bottle bill.
For more information:
Christie Scott, Alcohol Program Spokesperson
Mark Pettinger, Marijuana Program Spokesperson