Brings longtime state background in policy and communications
Salem – Rem Nivens will step in as interim administrator of
the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). The board appointment is effective today.
Nivens, who prior to joining CCB was executive director of
the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, brings two decades of experience
with various state agencies and expertise in legislative activities, communications and
His past roles include assistant public affairs
director for Oregon Housing and Community Services, policy advisor and
government relations manager for the Oregon Youth Authority, deputy
communications director for the Oregon Governor’s Office and communications director
for the Senate Majority Office.
“Based on Rem’s
experience and resume, he will be adept at working with agency stakeholders and
staff to maintain the CCB’s excellent customer service as we assess the next
steps in recruiting a permanent
administrator,” construction Board Chair Jim Kitchin said.
The former CCB administrator, James Denno, recently took the
executive director position with Oregon Travel Experience.
As executive director at the Alcohol and Drug Policy
Commission, Nivens oversaw operations for a 19-member commission that is charged,
among other things, with developing a statewide alcohol and drug treatment
The CCB licenses more than 38,000 contractors with about 60
employees and a $15.9 million 2017-19 budget.