Since 2009, Liz Moran has served as your CSEA Local 698 President. With just over 23 years of service @ DASNY, she began her journey in 1999 as a consultant with Empire State College with the charge to develop and implement a training initiative for DASNY. In January 2000, Liz took a full-time position and has since risen a few rungs to become, in 2019, the Senior Training Specialist.
For about the first 15 years at DASNY, Liz delivered training all over the state providing training services to the then nearly 650 DASNY employees, as well as delivering training for the NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations. Today, she continues to manage the training function at DASNY, with the Construction Division being her primary customer base. Among delivering training, Liz coordinates training and educational programs, designs and develops training, manages DASNY University, develops WalkMe for PMWeb, and is a point person on the PMWeb implementation. Additionally, she provides coaching and guidance to staff.
Liz enjoys being active within the union community serving on the CSEA Statewide Board of Directors representing NYS Authorities and is a liaison to the Albany County Federation of Labor. Liz has served as the NYS President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), National Board Member of CLUW, and as the President of the Capital District CLUW chapter. It’s not hard to see that she enjoys serving others. Liz has enjoyed volunteering for her church in a variety of roles.
When the spring, summer, and fall months are upon us, you can find Liz in her backyard gardening. She and her husband, David, have raised five girls, and now enjoy three granddaughters and a grandson. One of her greatest joys is her dogs, Benson, Claire, and Doug (everybody loves Doug).
Why did Liz choose to serve Local 698 members? “I got mad. In 2009, I did not like the representation my colleagues in Local 698 were getting. I knew that we all deserved better. So, I ran, and I won. I knew that if I wanted change, I had to be the change agent. I work every day to help members address issues they face in the workplace. It is a tiring job, but not a thankless one. Members are quick to offer thanks and appreciation. Nothing is more rewarding than bringing folks relief, peace of mind, and a whole lot of tenacity!”