Since 2009, Liz Moran has served as your CSEA Local 698 President. Liz has just begun her 23rd year at DASNY. In 1999, she was hired as a consultant via Empire State College to develop and implement a training initiative for the entire organization. In January of 2000, Liz took a full-time position as the Staff Development Specialist (titled changed to Training Coordinator). In 2017, Liz was promoted to Senior Training Specialist, and in 2019 took the position of Senior Training Specialist.
In 2000, Liz delivered training all over the state providing training services to the then nearly 650 DASNY employees, as well as delivering training for New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations. Now, she continues to manage the training function at DASNY with the Construction Division being her main customer base. Among delivering training classes, Liz coordinates training classes and programs, develops training, manages DASNY University, develops WalkMe for PMWeb, and is a point person on the PMWeb implementation.
Liz enjoys being active with her union community serving on the CSEA Statewide Board of Directors (elected to represent State Authorities) and is a liaison to the Albany County Federation of Labor. Liz once served as the NYS President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), as a 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)—oh, and her new kitchen (for which she works a part-time job to pay).
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 without its rewards. Since 2009, members have been quick to offer thanks and appreciation. Nothing is more rewarding than bringing folks relief, peace of mind, and a whole lot of tenacity!”