Chief Operating Officer
Marc Moran, Chief Operating Officer, oversees the daily operations of the Beacon Institute. He works with Beacon Institute staff and faculty from Clarkson University to manage the development of Beacon Institute's research and education facilities on Denning's Point.
Prior to joining Beacon Institute, Moran served as a Regional Director for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. As Regional Director, he oversaw the work of the DEC in a seven-county region which includes the lower and mid-Hudson River Valley, stretching from the New York City line to the Catskill Mountains. The 4,500 square mile region is home to approximately two million people, and offers a diverse array of land uses and environmental challenges.
Before joining the DEC, Moran held a number of senior positions in Westchester County government, including Director of Management & Operations, Deputy Commissioner of Health, and Senior Assistant to the County Executive. He served as Westchester's principal representative in negotiations which produced the historic 1997 New York City Watershed Agreement. In his early career, he was a staff writer for the Gannett newspapers in Westchester County.
Moran is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.