Former City Commissioner Jim Francesconi has a new job—he's the vice president of public policy for Moda Health.

Francesconi, who served as a city commissioner from 1997 to 2005, attempted a political comeback this year, running against Deborah Kafoury for the vacant Multnomah County chair's position. Kafoury defeated him handily in the May primary. Following that defeat, Francesconi, then a partner at the Haglund Kelley law firm resumed his various civic roles.

In moving to Moda, Francesconi joins a company that has sought to raise its profile, most notably by entering into a naming rights agreement for the arena formerly known as the Rose Garden. 

"It's a privilege for me to be here at a great Oregon company," Francesconi says. "Moda is one of the  real leaders in healthcare transformation in this state. I'm proud to join a company that is great partners with the business community and also organized labor."