The 53-year-old Steven Marks is a veteran of public service, with 30 years of service to the State of Oregon. Prior to joining the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as Executive Director, he served as a policy advisor in the Office of the Senate President, a Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor, and as Chief of Staff to the Governor during his service to the state. From 2004 to 2010 Marks was president of his own public policy and public affairs consulting business, The Marks Network. In 2013, he returned to state government service as a policy advisor within the Chief Operations Officer’s Office, Oregon Department of Administrative Services.
Marks is a graduate of Sutherlin High School and earned his undergraduate degree and Masters Degree in Public Policy, Planning and Management from the University of Oregon.