Dana Cope is the Executive Director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC). He has held this position since 2000.
Dana Cope not only serves as the voice of thousands of state employees and retirees in North Carolina but also fights for fair pay and benefits. During his tenure, Dana Cope has secured many victories for state employees and retirees.
For instance, Dana Cope strengthened the SEANC’s voice by affiliating with SEIU in 2008. Also, Dana Cope grew the SEANC’s political action committee EMPAC from the 276th largest political action group to the 11th largest.
Dana Cope also secured victories for state employees. He maintained premium-free healthcare for members and secured the largest back-to-back pay increases in a two decade span during 2005 and 2006.
Today Dana Cope continues to work with the SEANC in North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh.