Executive Staff

Susan G. Rosenthal


Susan G. Rosenthal 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 President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Rosenthal leads the corporation toward the achievement of its philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual and long-term goals and objectives.

Among other responsibilities, Ms. Rosenthal 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.

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.

Kimberly L. Quinones

Kimberly L. Quinones

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Quinones is the Chief Financial Officer and VP for Financial Affairs for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation ("RIOC"). She oversees the finance, procurement and human resources areas at RIOC.

Ms. Quinones is a Public Finance banker with over thirty years of experience meeting the general fund and infrastructure financing needs of state and local governments, including some of the largest states and cities nationwide. Most recently, she managed the Western Region banking effort for Ramirez & Co., a privately-held securities firm based in New York.

Prior to 2002, Ms. Quinones was with Citigroup, Raymond James Financial and Prudential-Bache Capital Funding in New York, working with the City of New York, state agencies in the tristate area, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Ms. Quinones also served in the public sector, in the office of the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Planning in 1996-1997. She represented the Mayor's Office on the boards of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York City Industrial Development Authority. She has also served as a gubernatorial appointee in New York and California.

Ms. Quinones holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and is a past president of the Financial Women's Association of New York. She has served on the governing boards of the Municipal Forum and the Vanderbilt YMCA.

Jacqueline P. Flug

Jacqueline P. Flug

Vice President and General Counsel

Jacqueline P. Flug was appointed General Counsel and Vice President of RIOC in December of 2016.  Prior to her tenure, Ms. Flug was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as General Counsel to the New York State Liquor Authority in 2012.  As General Counsel, Ms. Flug oversaw all licensing and regulatory matters for retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers of alcoholic beverages in New York State. Ms. Flug is an expert regarding internet sales of alcoholic beverages.

Prior to her tenure with the Authority, Ms. Flug served in the Office of the Mayor as the Administrator for the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division First Department, a program that provides private counsel for indigent criminal defendants.  Ms. Flug began her legal career in 2001 as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County where she prosecuted violent felonies and vehicular homicides.

Ms. Flug served as the President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York from 2016 to 2017 and the President of the Bronx Women’s Bar Association from 2007 to 2008.  She also serves on the Judicial Hearing Officer Screening Committee for the Appellate Division, Second Department and the Central Screening Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department. Ms. Flug proudly served as a coach for Bronx Middle School I.S. 145 in the Thurgood Marshall Junior High School Mock Trial Competition and served on the Board of the National Organization for Women – NYC.

Ms. Flug received her Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School where she served as Executive Topics Editor of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights.  Ms. Flug received a B.A. in American Studies from SUNY Geneseo.