For the final newsletter of 2020, we wanted the Moment in History article to be celebratory. Fifteen years ago, Todd Losser, the executive director of the Utah Public Employees’ Association (UPEA), began working as an employee representative. In the 2006 Spring UPEA Newsletter, Losser expressed his excitement about the opportunity to represent public employees. When he started his career with the Association, Losser had just graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. Over the next seven years, Losser worked his way up the ranks of UPEA. He gained the trust and confidence of the Association members. In 2014, Losser was chosen to take over as executive director.
During his tenure, Losser has advocated for public employees across the state. He lobbies on their behalf diligently at the Legislature each year. He takes the time to share stories about the importance of Utah’s public employees with legislators and informs them of the barriers they face regarding fair compensation and rich benefits. Losser’s exemplary leadership and dedication to UPEA is admirable. Members of the UPEA staff are grateful to work for an enthusiastic and hard-working boss like Losser and look forward to the next 15 years to come!