Lou Savage JD ’74


Lou Savage JD ’74, Workers’ Compensation Division administrator, was named acting director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). Savage had served as the administrator of the Workers’ Compensation Division since May 2016. He was the senior policy advisor and legislative director for DCBS for nearly 10 years and was the Oregon insurance commissioner from 2011 to 2013. Previously, Savage spent nearly three years in Tunisia, consulting and training attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East.


Lou Savage JD ’74 became administrator for Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division. Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Savage served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, he served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressional Representative Ron Wyden’s office. Savage also spent 10 years in private law practice.