Board of Directors Welcomes Commissioner Lola W. Brabham

During its most recent meeting, the NYS Forum Board of Directors voted to add Commissioner Lola W. Brabham as a member of the Board. Ms. Brabham is the Commissioner and President of the NYS Civil Service Commission.
Ms. Brabham leads the central personnel agency for the Executive Branch of New York State Government, serving approximately 150,000 employees. Commissioner Brabham has more than 20 years of distinguished government experience and was confirmed by the New York State Senate to her current position on July 23, 2020.
As a member of Governor Cuomo's Cabinet, Ms. Brabham also serves on the New York State Council on Women and Girls, the Executive Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Review Board.
Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Brabham served as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the New York State Department of Labor; as the Assistant Secretary for Health, Medicaid and Oversight and the Director of Human Services in the Executive Chamber; and has also held senior positions in the New York State Division of Budget and in the New York State Assembly.
Ms. Brabham possesses a dual Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the State University of New York and a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.