Albany, NY — Retiring New York State Senator Daphne Jordan will join the Empire Center as Director of Development in January of 2023.

In this new role, Jordan will spearhead outreach and develop relationships with New Yorkers passionate about making their state a better place to live and work.

During her time in the New York State Legislature, Senator Jordan fought for increased government accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility, reforms that perfectly align with the Empire Center’s mission.

“It has been an honor to serve my community and represent New York’s 43rd Senate District. As my time in the Senate ends, I will continue to fight for my neighbors — and all New Yorkers — alongside the Empire Center,” said Jordan. “In my career in government, I was constantly impressed with the caliber of research coming out of the Empire Center. I am excited to help this group reach the next level.”

Before serving in the State Senate, Jordan started two successful small businesses. She also served as a councilwoman in Halfmoon, New York.

“Daphne knows precisely why our work is so important — and why it is critical to prioritize effective, accountable government,” said Tim Hoefer, president and CEO of the Empire Center. “There’s no question that new ideas and hard work are the cornerstone of what will bring New York back. No one is working harder to make New York a better place to live and work than the Empire Center; with the addition of Daphne to our team, we’ll only get better.”

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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