For Immediate Release
February 2, 2023
Mark Long, outgoing executive director of the Oregon Home Builders Association and former director of the Oregon Building Codes Division, has joined Pac/West Lobby Group as Vice President of Construction Policy & Regulatory Affairs. Long brings more than three decades of regulatory and policy experience and a track record of respected leadership in state agencies and government.
“There are few people in Oregon with both the high-level expertise and practical knowledge of construction, energy, and housing policies that Mark has,” said Pac/West Lobby Group President Ryan Tribbett. “He’s a proven leader on the issues impacting development, and the go-to source for both industry and policymakers who are seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead. Mark will give our Pac/West Lobby Group clients unparalleled insight and visibility to state leaders.”
Long was the Oregon Building Codes Division director for 17 years, where he developed construction standards, building codes, and the regulatory framework for every specialty construction license in the state. He worked with five Oregon governors, including a year as the interim director of the Oregon Department of Energy, and has experience bringing together a diverse constituency of boards and organizations.
“Through my years at state agencies and then working on behalf of contractors in the private sector, my goal has always been to create and implement policies that work,” said Long. “The purpose of all the political debates should be to develop the right policy and make sure it’s streamlined, predictable, and operating the way it’s intended.”
Long is a fourth-generation Oregonian who shares his time between the Willamette Valley and working on his family farm in Eastern Oregon with his wife, Heather, and their two dogs. He also has children and grandchildren and enjoys the full gamut of seasonal outdoor opportunities that exist in Oregon.