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by: ANN LININGER FOR COMMISSIONER - Ann Lininger, in a photo on her campaign website for Clackamas County commissioner, meets with Oregon Iron Woks staff in 2009 who built the first American-made streetcar in 60 years.Oregon Iron Works announced on Tuesday that former Clackamas County Commissioner Ann Lininger will join the company in February as general counsel and vice president for compliance and strategic initiatives.

"Ann brings expertise in contract negotiation, project finance, and construction and development issues to this role," said Corey Yraguen, president of the Clackamas-based company that employs 400 people. "A business lawyer and former elected official, Ann has the experience to help our company comply with complex contract requirements and meet the needs of our public sector clients."

Lininger will be working on various legal and contractual issues, company officials say, but will not be doing any work with her previous employers, including any advocacy work with Clackamas County.

"I am thrilled to join the Oregon Iron Works team," Lininger said. "I grew up in a family construction business that produced concrete pipe and median barrier. I know how important manufacturing jobs are to our community and to local families. I am excited to help this important company thrive and grow."

Oregon Iron Works manufactures component parts for use in the marine, aerospace, nuclear, transit, large-scale construction,and renewable energy industries.

Lininger graduated from Yale University and New York University School of Law. Raised in Southern Oregon, she lives in Lake Oswego with her husband and two children. Lininger coaches debate at Lake Oswego Junior High and serves on the board of the Community Investment Initiative and the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.

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