Class of 1973
Quiet, thoughtful and ambitious, Cory Streisinger served as the senior class vice president, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She participated in the Bridge Club and Folk Dancing Club.
Streisinger left Eugene for Cornell University in 1973, to graduate with an A.B. in political sociology in 1977, graduated Stanford Law School in 1980 and was admitted to the bar in 1980. From there, she went on to clerk for Appeals Court Judge Betty Binns Fletcher from 1980 to 1981 on the 9th Federal Circuit in San Francisco, then for Justice Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court in 1982-83.
She returned to Oregon as an attorney in private practice at Johnson, Harrang & Swanson, Eugene (1981-1982) and to practice with Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler of Portland from 1983-1987.
Streisinger served as legal counsel in the Office of the Governor of Oregon from 1987-91, advising Neil Goldschmidt (SE Class of 1958) and went on to be the General Counsel for the Port of Portland until 2001.
Streisinger was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski and confirmed by the Oregon Senate to be Director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services for eight years managing Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency that regulates workers’ compensation, occupational safety, insurance, banks, credit unions, securities, mortgage and consumer lending and other financial products, and building codes.
From 2011 to 2014, Streisinger served as the founding President, Board of Directors Chair, and acting CEO of Oregon’s Health Co-Op founded under the federal health reform law of 2010. The co-op was envisioned to act as a member governed organization to offer health insurance coverage to individuals and businesses in the private market and through the health insurance exchange.
From 2015 to 2023, Streisinger was a Board Member of OregonSaves; a recently implemented easy way to save for retirement at work. Workers whose employers don’t offer a retirement plan are automatically enrolled and will start saving a percentage of their paychecks in a Roth IRA that stays with them from job to job. This first-in-the-nation plan began in 2017.
Now retired, Streisinger has served as a financial counselor and educator with the Neighborhood Economic Development Corp, and currently volunteers as a tax preparer with CASH Oregon, helping low- and moderate-income households get access to valuable tax credits.
She enjoys snorkeling and making prize-winning pickles and relishes.