Thursday, March 31, 2016

Susan Rosenthal Begins Work As Acting RIOC President - Reports On Roosevelt Island Tram Station Elevators, Seawall Railings, Ferry Service, Motorgate & Sportspark Repairs And New Gustav Kraitz Sculpture Donation

As reported March 11:

... Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato is leaving RIOC to take a position as Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator. Ms Indelicato's last day at RIOC is March 18. Current RIOC General Counsel Susan Rosenthal will be the Acting President/CEO until a permanent President/CEO is selected.

 Ms Indelicato (center) Ms Rosenthal (right) RIOC Chair Jamie Rubin (left) 3/10 Board Meeting...
Acting RIOC President Susan Rosenthal sends the following message to the Roosevelt Island community:
I feel privileged to be temporarily taking hold of the reigns at RIOC. Fortunately for me, Charlene Indelicato believed in a team approach to leadership so as General Counsel for nine months, I was already involved in all pending transactions and outstanding issues facing the Island. And, I interacted with all departments of RIOC so I am no stranger to our outstanding staff.

There are so many projects to be excited about: the generous donation of a sculpture by the renowned artist Gustav Kraitz which will be adorning the west side of the Island; the new ferry service which is in the planning stage; completing a host of badly needed repairs for Motorgate and Sportspark already on the drawing block.

The Board has approved moving forward with new seawall railings and in a few weeks we will be presenting to the Community Board the plans for new Tram Station elevators.

For the near term, the Board and Management will explore new ways to improve the quality of life on Roosevelt Island through a targeted re-investment plan. So, stay tuned.

I encourage participation and input from all and look forward to getting to know you better.

Thanks for your support,