OLCC Names William Higlin as New Licensing Director.
William Higlin starts as the OLCC Director of Licensing on May 12, 2014. Higlin replaces Farshad Allahdadi who left the OLCC in February and is now the Retail Contracts Manager at the Oregon State Lottery.
Higlin has substantial state government and private industry experience. He spent 15 years working at the Oregon State Lottery in a number of positions. After leaving the Lottery, Higlin became the Director of Regional Marketing at GTECH Corporation before being promoted to Senior Director of Sales for the startup, GTECH Printing Corporation. This experience should serve him well in his new position at the OLCC.
Steve Marks, OLCC Executive Director had the following to say about Higlin:
Will understands that the economic success of each of our partners begins with solid licensing decisions. The knowledge he brings to building and maintaining business relationships will aid in building a supportive environment that ensures licensees and their employees are ready and able to responsibly manufacture, sell, and serve alcohol.
The OLCC’s announcement can be found here.