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Lauren Larson became the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in August 2012. The Division preserves the integrity of the marketplace through the consistent and fair pursuit of consumer protection. The work of the Division facilitates a labor force that is a critical driver of the state’s economy, and touches all Coloradans in their personal, daily lives.
Ms. Larson comes to DORA from Washington, DC, where she was a senior executive at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As Chief of the Treasury Branch at OMB, she negotiated billions of dollars in spending and numerous industry regulations. Her experience includes budget, legislative and general management oversight for federal regulatory agencies such as the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Larson also served as a senior advisor at the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to her government service, Ms. Larson was an economic consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a manager at a nonprofit. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University.