Susan G. Rosenthal, President & CEO


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.