Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jamie Rubin Appointed New Chairman Of Roosevelt Island Operating Corp By Governor Cuomo Today - He's Also New Commissioner Of NY State Homes And Community Renewal

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board Of Directors has a new Chairman.

Image Of March 2015 RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting

NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that Jamie Rubin
 Image Of Jamie Rubin From Governor's Office of Storm Recovery

has been appointed Commissioner of NY State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) replacing Darryl Towns who was appointed in 2011. The HCR:
... consists of all the State's major housing and community renewal agencies, including The Affordable Housing Corporation, The Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Housing Finance Agency, State of New York Mortgage Agency, Housing Trust Fund Corporation and others...
Among the Commissioner of HCR responsibilities are serving as the Chairman of the RIOC Board of Directors.

According to today's Press Release from the Governor's Office:
... Jamie Rubin has been appointed as the Commissioner of Homes and Community Renewal. Currently, Mr. Rubin is the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, which was created by Governor Cuomo in August 2013 to oversee New York State’s recovery from storms Sandy, Irene and Lee. The Office of Storm Recovery manages New York State’s $4.4 billion Community Development Block Grant allocation and co-manages the state’s $1.2 billion Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which awards federal funding for storm-related capital projects statewide. Previously, Jamie served as Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New York State Director of the President’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Task Force. He was also a Non Resident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, working with cities including Buffalo and Detroit to identify and implement innovative economic development strategies. Mr. Rubin spent 14 years as an investment banker and private equity investor. He is a 1993 graduate of Yale Law School and lives with his family in New York City....
The next RIOC Board of Directors meeting is tomorrow May 21.

Welcome Mr. Rubin.