Brian J. Stiger was appointed as the Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs on January 17, 2012.
Stiger has a long and varied background in consumer protection. Before joining the County of Los Angeles, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger chose Stiger to serve as the Director of the State Department of Consumer Affairs. There he led a major effort to strengthen enforcement policies, enhance consumer protection, and reform and improve the enforcement process for 37 boards, bureaus, and programs.
Previously, Stiger spent two years as the Executive Officer for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, where he successfully reformed and restructured the board’s enforcement program, significantly decreased complaint processing time and reduced the enormous backlog of consumer complaints.
From 2004-2007, Stiger served as Governor Schwarzenegger’s Chief of the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation. He served as former Governor Gray Davis’ Chief of the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair from 2002-2004, where he improved the operational efficiencies of the bureau and increased enforcement positions without increasing the budget.
At the State Department of Consumer Affairs, Stiger was Staff Services Manager I from 1996-2002, Associate Personnel Analyst from 1994-1996 and Associate Governmental Program Analyst from 1993-1994. In these positions, he worked with various boards, bureaus, and programs to resolve administrative issues and improve core functions, including enforcement activities. Stiger served as Associate Printing Plant Superintendent for the Department of General Services from 1990-1993.