OSAC Appoints Bob Brew as Administrative Manager

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July 27, 2012

Eugene, OR – The Oregon Student Access Commission announced in June the appointment of Bob Brew as its new Director of Administrative Services.

As an independent state agency, OSAC administers the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which is the state's largest need-based grant, more than 400 private scholarship and public grant programs, and ASPIRE, a mentoring program to help students plan for education and training beyond high school.

"OSAC is very pleased to welcome Bob to the agency. His wealth of fiscal experience is a perfect fit to help shepherd OSAC into the future," said OSAC's Executive Director, Josette Green.

Brew comes to OSAC with extensive fiscal management experience in the public sector. Most recently, he was the Business Manager for the Oregon State Secretary of State, where he managed budgeting, accounting, and payroll for the agency of roughly 200 FTE. He is credited with increasing transparency in the agency by publishing key financial data to the agency's website.

Brew also served as the Budget Manager for the City of Springfield from 2002-2009, and as a financial analyst for the City of Eugene from 1994-2002. While at the City, Brew served as the Business Manager for the Eugene Airport and Lead Financial Analyst for the Eugene Police Department.

Brew will oversee OSAC's fiscal responsibilities, information technology and grants, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant.

Brew grew up in the Eugene/Springfield area and received his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio, a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) from Portland State University, and graduate certificate in Public Administration from Willamette University.

Brew lives in Springfield, where he recently was elected to serve on the city council.