PORTLAND, Ore. – Governor Tina Kotek has chosen Marvin Révoal as the Chair of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). Révoal’s appointment takes effect immediately.
“Marvin Révoal is a respected community leader, and I trust that he is committed to leading the commission through this time of change and course correction,” Governor Tina Kotek said. “As Interim Director Prins evaluates and enacts the necessary changes to advance accountability and transparency, Chair Révoal will provide valuable leadership to help ensure those changes take hold.”
Révoal has served as a member of the OLCC Board of Commissioners for nine years, and has more than 30 years leadership experience in the commercial insurance industry. Previous to that Révoal had a career in law enforcement.
“I would like to thank the Governor for the trust she has placed in me and her continued support for OLCC,” said Chair Marvin Révoal. “I look forward to doing all that I can to help OLCC advance and fulfill the mission for which it was created. I believe in the agency and I believe in our control state model.”
The Board of Commissioners will function with six members until the Governor appoints a seventh member to the Commission, and that designee is approved through the Oregon Senate appointments process.
Chair Révoal will join OLCC interim Executive Director Craig Prins, who was appointed by the Board of Commissioners last week, to serve as the agency’s new leadership team. Both pledged to make the OLCC a model among alcohol control states, to continue to provide the state a stable source of revenue, and to be an engaged partner with Governor Kotek in her focus on addiction treatment and services.
“I look forward to working with Chair Révoal and the other Commissioners to establish greater accountability, institute rigorous oversight, and create transparent protocols for managing OLCC’s operations,” said Prins. “These are just some of the steps we must take in order to restore the public’s trust in this agency.”