Shelton J. Haynes, Acting President and CEO

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Shelton J. Haynes works in conjunction with the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) Board of Directors, and is responsible for implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the Corporation in unison with the Chair, enabling the Board to fulfill its governance function. As the Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Haynes leads the corporation toward the achievement of its philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual and long-term goals and objectives.

Among other responsibilities, Mr. Haynes is also responsible for the discharge of the executive and administrative functions and powers of the Corporation, and shall supervise and control the business and affairs of the Corporation.

Mr. Haynes recently served the as Chief Operating Officer of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). He was responsible for the oversight of the Island’s day-to-day functions as well as management of the Corporation’s various administrative and operational departments. 

Mr. Haynes previously served as Chief Operating Officer at the Housing Authority of DeKalb County in Georgia, where he oversaw all agency operations, strategic and operational initiatives as well as the executive management team.

Under his leadership he was able to transform underperforming departments into high performing based on measurable key performance indicators and compliance audits. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton University.