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New Business Oregon Assistant Director of Infrastructure Finance

Monday, February 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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Business Oregon welcomed Chris Cummings as its new Assistant Director for Infrastructure Finance starting March 1.

Chris brings more than 15 years of experience in economic development, transportation, aviation and project management. He most recently served as the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Freight Planning Program Manager. Chris also manages ConnectOregon, a non-highway multimodal grant program.

Chris began his career in public service working in economic and community development in local government. He managed Main Street programs, Community Development Block Grants, Urban Enterprise Zones, and business development loans. Chris moved to Oregon in 2006 to become an Aviation Planner at the Oregon Department of Aviation and became the department’s Planning and Projects Manager. He oversaw the department’s capital construction and planning activities for 28 state-owned airports.

Chris, a New Jersey native, graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in Law/Justice and from Rutgers University with a Master of Public Administration.

After Chris arrives, Robert Ault, who has served as Interim Assistant Director, will return to his position as Program Services Division Manager. Robert has graciously stepped up to fill the role and successfully lead the Infrastructure Finance team since Lynn Schoessler retired last fall.

Chris can be reached at chris.cummings@oregon.gov.

 


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