Elias receives 2010 Tribute to Women award
December 7, 2010
- Susan Elias was presented with the 2010 Tribute to Women award by the Boy Scouts of America during a luncheon Nov. 19.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Susan Elias, director of Picatinny's Garrison, Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office, was presented with the 2010 Tribute to Women award by the Boy Scouts of America during a luncheon Nov. 19.
Elias was one of six recipients of the award during the 18th annual event, held at the Morris County Gold Club in Convent Station.
A graduate of Livingston High School and Montclair State University, Elias holds a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts with a major in sociology.
Elias was nominated for the award by Mary Mulholland, Development Coordinator with the St. Clare's Health System in Dover, and Leon Moreau, retired Picatinny Arsenal Director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).
Although her federal service began in 1981, Elias did not start her career at Picatinny until 1987 when she performed a variety of occupational duties under Moreau and his MWR staff.
She has held administrative and marketing positions as well as the position of financial manager.
Elias sits on the board of the unit fund committee and is an active participant in Picatinny's tree memorial and Armed Forces Day planning committees.
"I will hold onto my values and my commitment to do the right thing as I continue on the rest of my life journey," Elias said.
She left MWR in 2007 to work with the Garrison as a management analyst in the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, and was promoted to director in June 2009.
"My life experiences helped me grow into the person that I am, however I cannot forget the values and work ethic that my parents instilled in me," she said.
"I was humbled by the award. I guess I don't realize that what I do every day has such an impact on the people around me," Elias said.
Several of Elias' close friends and co-workers also attended the celebration, including her supervisor, Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Herb Koehler.
"We are extremely proud of Sue's achievement," Koehler said. "She is absolutely one of the installation command's very best. We're so happy that the Boy Scouts of America and other organizations outside the gate see this in her too."