Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown this week appointed Andrew Stolfi as the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. In March, as head of the agency's Division of Financial Regulation and as Oregon's insurance commissioner, Stolfi spearheaded the state's negotiations with Oregon insurers, which led to an agreement to waive cost-sharing
for patients in Oregon who need COVID-19 testing.
“I'd like to thank Andrew for stepping up to lead DCBS," said Governor Brown. "He understands the importance of supporting both Oregon’s consumer needs and our business environment during these unprecedented times. His diverse professional background, coupled with a focus on consumer protection, will serve Oregonians well.”
As director of DCBS, Stolfi will oversee the Building Codes Division, Division of Financial Regulation, the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, Oregon OSHA, the Ombudsman for Injured Workers, Small Business Ombudsman, Workers’ Compensation Division, Workers’ Compensation Board, as well as the Central Services Division. He will also continue to serve in his role as the insurance commissioner.
“I believe strongly in our mission of consumer protection,” said Stolfi. “I am excited to be part of a team where we have the opportunity, each day, to directly benefit the people we serve.“
For the past two years, Stolfi led the agency’s Division of Financial Regulation and served as the Oregon insurance commissioner. Previously, Stolfi spent six years in Switzerland at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. There, his roles included chief operating officer and chief counsel. Stolfi held various senior management roles at the Illinois Department of Insurance, including acting director, chief of staff, and special counsel for policy and legislative affairs. He currently serves on the executive committee and as the vice chair of the Health Innovation Working Group and the Consumer Liaison Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Stolfi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a law degree with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. His legal background includes serving as attorney and policy analyst in the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois; judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas E. Hoffman in the Illinois Appellate Court, First District; and a special assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department where he prosecuted building and fire code violations.
Stolfi’s first day as DCBS director is Monday, April 6, and he will be subject to senate confirmation. Stolfi replaces Lou Savage, who served as acting director since November when Cameron Smith left DCBS. Savage will become the acting administrator for the Division of Financial Regulation.