Executive Staff

Susan G. Rosenthal
Acting President/CEO
Vice President and General Counsel

Susan G. Rosenthal, is Vice President and General Counsel of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation ("RIOC").  Ms. Rosenthal is responsible for providing legal advice to the President/Chief Financial Officer, as well as to the Chairperson and members of the Board of Directors in connection with the actions of the Corporation including the analysis and interpretation of applicable laws, and litigation involving the Corporation.

Among other responsibilities, Ms. Rosenthal also negotiates contracts and settlement agreements on the Corporation's behalf; drafts proposed resolutions, rules and regulations for promulgation by the Board; and conferring with the Office of the Attorney General, Inspector General, and other executive level government officials.

Ms. Rosenthal is the former General Counsel to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, where, for three years, she managed Counsel's Office, including a penalty unit that assesses and enforces penalties under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.  During her tenure there, Ms. Rosenthal developed and coordinated a legislative program, and rules and regulations; she provided legal advice and representation to the Department's officers; and also served as the Chief Ethics Officer to the Department.  Prior to working for New York State, Ms. Rosenthal spent a career in private practice as a business and bankruptcy litigator.  She is a former partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP; Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, LLP; and Winick & Rich, P.C.
 Ms. Rosenthal has published several articles in the New York Law Journal and Equipment Leasing Today; and has served as a Lecturer at Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's annual conventions, to over 200 in house and outside counsel on hot topics in finance.  She received her Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law and she is admitted to practice in New York State courts, Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Shelton J. Haynes Shelton J. Haynes
Vice President of Operations

Shelton J. Haynes
is the Vice President of Operations of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). He is 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.

In addition, his role is to ensure that the corporation's operations and core functions effectively serve the needs of Roosevelt Island residents and other stakeholders, while complying with applicable laws and regulations.

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.

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