Governor Seeks to Appoint Environmentalist to Direct the DCBS

Ten months after Cory Streisinger left the helm of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Anthem has learned that Governor John Kitzhaber finally has a candidate that he is publicly introducing to Senate members.

Geoff Huntington is an environmental lawyer. He specializes in leading complex, tactical sustainability initiatives and has nearly a quarter-century of experience designing and implementing decision-making strategy and process.

“Through strategic listening and questioning, he helps clients design and execute sustainability initiatives that draw upon the untapped business value inherent in making the environmental and social potential of large retail supply chains more transparent,” according to an online biography.

Huntington spent a decade as an environmental trial attorney and served for nine years as a member of the natural resources cabinet of Oregon’s governor in key policy roles and as an agency director. He received a bachelor of science in natural resource development from Michigan State University, where he also completed coursework for a master’s degree in resource economics. He completed his law degree at the University of Oregon in 1986, specializing in environmental law.

His client list has included projects with Wal-Mart, Louisiana Pacific, Warn Industries, Eco-System Services, Circle, and The Nature Conservancy.

The agency is one of the most important state bureaucracies to the credit union industry. Scott Harra has been serving as acting director. Huntington would have to be confirmed by the Oregon Senate. 


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