Rich Slife brings over 20 years of enforcement and licensing experience with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
Deputy Division Chief – Licensing
He was hired in 1999 as an Investigator in the Lakewood District Office. In 2001, Slife transferred to the Business Practices Unit where he conducted trade enforcement investigations, including commercial bribery and tied-house violations.
Unfortunately, in 2008, Slife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and changed his ABC career track. He transferred to the Riverside District Office as a Licensing Representative. With immeasurable support from his peers, in February of 2015, Slife was promoted to Staff Services Manager I in the Riverside District Office. In November of 2019, he was promoted to Staff Services Manager II in the Los Angeles (LA) Metro District Office. Ultimately, this position oversaw the newly created LA Region 1, which included the LA Metro and Lakewood/Long Beach District Offices. In March 2022, Slife was promoted to Deputy Division Chief – Licensing, overseeing the Southern Division licensing offices.
Prior to working at ABC, Slife worked for the Orange County Marshal’s Department and the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Slife holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Fullerton College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Western State College of Law.